Muse #179 - the travails being human
A few years ago I used to get up at 5 AM. Before the alarm went off or without an alarm at all, woken up by the body clock. An hour of exercise, coffee, and a hot shower and I used to be ready to take the day on. And it sustained for 6 months until the daylight savings ended it. Just the change of one hour in my body clock reset my rhythm and could not sustain the routine anymore. And what was carefully orchestrated habits for six months fell apart.
Now, I am back to putting my routine to a 5 AM start. And it is a hit and miss so far, just able to do it a few times a week. And this is in spite of three wake alarms at 5:00, 5:15, and 5:30 on my Fitbit. I have what I call the five-minute syndrome. The snooze button. I am not sure whether it is motivation or the energy to get up. Not sure whether the need to be in bed is pathological or psychological or some combination of the two. Or just age. Nah, I am just looking for an excuse.
Anyway, the fight is on and this is one battle that I am working to make sure that I do not lose.