I woke up early every single day for a full month, and it just made me tired all day. Not only that, but I had constant headaches. :(
Maybe I just need to redefine my goal. I can be a morning person without waking up early, right? I mean, I guess the real point of this goal for me is to be more productive in the morning. It’s just so tempting to start playing video games right away, and next thing I know, it’s 5:00 PM. (No, that doesn’t really happen that often, thankfully!)
Every single day, no exceptions! Well, except for a couple days where I woke up at 6 and then went back to sleep at 7 or 8. And the many other days I took a nap in the afternoon.
But this morning I woke up at 6 and even though I decided to go back to bed, I couldn’t fall asleep. Could it be that I was actually (gasp!) not tired?
That would be a miracle! Because since I started this on August 1st, I’ve been tired all day long almost every day. I tried getting everything from 7 to 10 hours of sleep, and it never seemed to make any difference.
Anyone have any ideas as to why waking up earlier would make me so tired?
A while ago I didn’t feel well one day, so I broke my perfect record of waking up at 6 every day after about a week. Then I couldn’t go back! Things came up that messed up my schedule, then laziness set in, and before I knew it, a few weeks went by!
But I realized a few days ago that I have less than a month before college starts. =/ And if I’m not waking up early by then, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it.
So, feeling motivated again, I vowed to stick to my early schedule every day, starting August 1st. So far so good! :)
And it’s not just waking up at 6. It’s waking up at 6, doing some exercise before breakfast, keeping busy so I don’t take a nap, going for a walk around 4PM, and always getting to bed by 9:30. Every single day until school starts. After that, I’ll see how I can work my personal schedule around my school schedule.