This is Us

The upside of insomnia

So yesterday I woke up at 2:30am.  I tossed and turned a bit until finally accepting the fact that there would be no going back to sleep so I just went ahead and got on up.

It was 3:15 when I turned on the coffee maker.

At 7am I took Daisy for her usual.

The difference was that I had showered, my hair and make-up were done, I had read my bible, read a chapter in the excellent autobiography I’m reading and another one in the study book I just started on prayer. I had filled in my planner for the day, thrown a load of laundry in the washer, done some online shopping and changed the message on my message board.

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Total awesomeness. 👍 Maybe the answer to productivity for me is living in the US on “Iceland time.”

Ok, so that’s a bit extreme.. but getting up early seems to be the undeniable starting point of every great day.


9 comments on “The upside of insomnia

  1. I like your message board. 🤗

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    • Thanks Sally! I find that putting the message up (which takes time..all those letters.. 😬) and seeing it in the kitchen every day helps me memorize the verse.

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  2. You are right about how much better a day goes if one gets up early. I would do well if I would keep the getting up schedule I had when I was on the clock.

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  3. I agree and often do exactly as you did! And it seems , when I have an “early” day like yours, my dog joins in the fun, as if to say “oh, Goodie…I get to greet another play day!” If only humans could face each morning with such glee.

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  4. Funny, I also woke up super early on January 9. I was awake from 2:30-4:30 but I went back to sleep for a couple of hours. I did get a blog post written, though.

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    • My sleep patterns are absolutely nuts right now. If it’s a reasonable close to 4, I’ll just get up. The other night I was dismayed to see it was 12:38.. Now THAT was a bummer.


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