Still Awake

So in my last post, I declared that night owls are greater than early birds but I really don’t know if that’s true. I mean, I like staying up late—I do a little work, have delirious chats with friends, dawdle on the internet and frantically Google stuff that I need to know right this second. You know, at 1:49 a.m. Like tonight, I researched tumbler glasses. Because if I didn’t, what will Matt and I drink out of in our new apartment?! Oh my God, we still need to find an apartment. Hold on while I check Craigslist …

So yeah, staying up late is fun but I don’t think it’s very healthy. Now that I don’t have a regular work schedule, I go to bed at about 2, wake up at 9:30, stroll into the office at 11, leave at 7 . I don’t see much sunlight. It’s kind of sad.

Matt says that we get married, I should try to get on his schedule. He goes to bed at 10:30 and wakes up at 6:30. 6:30 a.m.! I don’t know what 6:30 a.m. looks like. But I’d like to see how that goes. Did you know that 80 percent of the top CEOs wake up at 5:30 a.m. or earlier? Dooce wakes up at 6, too. Zen Habits listed some great benefits of rising early.

Another reason why I think marriage will be good for me. More structure in my life FTW!

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17 Responses to Still Awake

  1. yeah, josh’s schedule is like yours, but that is his “official” schedule. and he doesn’t get out of work until 8!!! i know i’m going to be totally ticked getting out of bed at 630-700am while i know he gets to sleep for another 2 1/2 or 3 hours. totally sucks. i hate waking up early. i’ve been doing it for almost 5 years, and it’s not getting any easier!!! good luck!

  2. I am a night owl and don’t ever see that as really changing. I think you and Matt will figure out a schedule that works for the both of you.

  3. I’ve been waking up at 5:00AM for 5 or 6 years now. I never thought I’d get used to it. But, an insane commute made ridiculous by added construction will do funny things to a person. And once I got used to it? It was easy to keep to that schedule.

    And I’ll tell you how infinitely easier my marriage is because my husband is on the exact same schedule. (I have flexibility with when I get to work, but my husband HAS to be at the hospital by 6:30AM). We go to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time and are able to enjoy life looking from the same vantage point. Who knows, maybe it’ll be good for you!

  4. Tis true. I wake up at 5-6 most days now for work and even though I have to sleep earlier, I find that I get more done. And, if you watch HIMYM, “nothing good ever happens after 2AM!”

  5. Ah, so maybe it’s the fact that I’m allergic to mornings that’s holding me back from career advancement. I’ve been feelings stuck for a few years and wondering what was up with that! You have solved the mystery! (Kidding… I’m sure it’s something much more boring like The Economy Blows, but this explanation is more fun.)

  6. Yeah… I was hoping I would move to my husband’s schedule. He gets up at 7:45 and leaves at 8:30. I got up with him the first couple of days, but now I’m back to a schedule like yours where I wake up around 10, get into work at 10:30 (because I now live five minutes from work instead of thirty! Hoorah!) and get home around 6.

    I just have a super difficult time keeping a particular routine. It’s like, me and my body have a routine aversion.

  7. It’s a lucky day if I even get out of bed while it’s light out. Hee.

  8. Right now I get up at 4:30 and my hubby does too. He’s not working at the moment (student) but he tries to fit my schedule when I’m awake (we text while I’m at work)…he doesn’t go to bed with me though. I think he sleeps like 3 hours a night. That’s not healthy, is it?

  9. Jeez, you sound just like me. I thought that my boyfriend and I moving in together would give me more structure, seeing as he works overnight. I figured it’d be helpful if I was up and at least in the process of getting ready for work when he got home at 8 a.m. It’s still a work in progress though one month into living together.

  10. I have no idea what England looks like before 7:30. I usually wake up to the feeling of Craig’s foot kicking me out of bed. I don’t know what’s going to happen to me when we have kids because apparently you have to feed them and stuff in the morning.

  11. I keep telling myself I need structure to my day but I just like sleep more.

  12. Yubo and I generally go to sleep at the same time because I’m clingy and can’t go to sleep without him. But he wakes up at 5am most days and I wake up at 6:30 but only because that’s when K starts crying or C runs into my room to stick his fingers in my nose. I am not a morning person and most mornings it takes a good 30 minutes for me to stop being grumpy. Yubo, on the other hand, treats early mornings as if they are God’s gift to humanity. Blegh.

  13. I wake up anywhere between 5:30 and 6 every morning. Unless it’s a Saturday or Sunday, then goooooood luck getting my ass out of bed before 10!

    I’d much rather be a night owl, but I’m so much more productive as an early bird.

    It sucks.

  14. Don’t forget I sleep like a rock and will have to blast the stereo to wake up. You’ve been lucky the few times you’ve heard it. It’s been The Strokes or The Cure. Wait until Rage Against the Machine makes it’s way around to the wake up music.

  15. I’m trying to wake up earlier but I thought it’s more like 9-10 am? I don’t realize there are two 6 ‘o clocks in one day ;p


  16. My husband works 7-3:30 PM so he gets up at 5:30 AM. I work from home so I don’t need to get up that early but I do to see him and keep the dogs from going crazy (they hate it when one of us is in bed/on another floor from the other) but I normally work for a couple hours then take a nap/break for an hour or so then get back to work. It works well, even with a bigger “break” I am still working 8 or more hours before my husband comes home since I am up so early.

  17. I’m up at 6am and sleep at 11pm. According to Matt’s schedule, I think I’m short changing myself an hour of sleep. I guess I have to be in bed by 10pm then. Life in the IE is like living in the country without electricity in the old days…up before sunrise and sleep when nightfalls.

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