How to cut your usual 1-hour morning routine down to 5 minutes.

I woke up this morning feeling surprisingly rested, considering that the guy next door had woken me up at 3am with his latest house guest.

I lay there, pleasantly drowsy, allowing the morning sunshine to filter in and gently bring me to a state of full consciousness. Then I just continued to lie there, enjoying the blissful novelty of waking before the alarm had gone off and not feeling a sense of dread about it happening. I had no idea what time it could be. Usually, I try to avoid reaching out for my phone and looking at the time, because there’s something weird going on there – every time I’ve done that, I’ve discovered that it’s exactly one minute before the alarm’s set to go off, and that just spoils my last minute for me.

I don’t dread going to work in the mornings: I’ve just always hated getting out of bed. As long as I don’t look at the time, I can believe I have hours left in bed. If I look, it is guaranteed to be 7.44am. But today, I eventually gave in to curiosity and picked up my phone. I flipped it open and looked at the time, proud of myself for being so alert before the alarm even went off. On a Monday, too!

It was 10am.

So that explained it.

Oops.

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3 thoughts on “How to cut your usual 1-hour morning routine down to 5 minutes.

  1. Ha! Oh, I bet it felt great, though! :)

    And I’m with you on the alarm ruining your morning. I have to change the way mine sounds every so often because after a while, the sound actually makes me sleepy!

  2. Grannymar – I really hope not!
    Camille – I once made the mistake of making a favourite song my alarm. After only a week, I realised I would forever hate that song!

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