Apparently I am not a morning person.
I am a night owl, but I think I became that way out of necessity years (and years) ago and just never broke that trend. In retrospect, since becoming a wife and mother I don’t know how I’ve functioned on such little sleep. Well being a night owl is causing me to burn my candle at both ends. I wake up early for the children and stay up waaay late into the night finishing housework, nurfing the set, or just generally pussyfooting around. I get about 4 hours of sleep on average every night. But I guess on some level I do it to myself.
I want to become a morning person but in my mind that means I would have to wake up at like 5AM and be in bed by 10PM at the absolute latest, and that is just unfathomable to me. I know that sounds stupid, right? “Pffft,” I think to myself. “Who keeps a schedule like that?”
Uhh, everybody. All the responsible people I know, anyway.
I’m not saying that to imply that I’m irresponsible but I think that keeping a schedule like that would have to be strictly enforced, in order for my family’s dynamic to stay running smoothly. Do I have what it takes to keep myself disciplined enough to keep that schedule? How would I make the change, gradually or overnight?
I think I’m scared that a dramatic change like this for me would throw things out of all kinds of order for both myself and my family, but fundamentally I know that’s irrational. But acknowledging it and overcoming it are two different things.
So I guess my question is, how do I overcome an irrational fear so that I can introduce a personal lifestyle change that I am positive will benefit myself and my family both immediately and long term?
Got any advice for me? Let me know, leave a comment below!
- Hey, Sleepyhead! How to Be a Morning Person (news.health.com)
- How to Become a Morning Person [INFOGRAPHIC] (greatist.com)
- Are You a Morning Lark or Night Owl? (psychology.about.com)