Morning Rituals-We All Got 'Em
December 30th 2007 16:03
Generally, I wish that I could take a pill rather than sleep; then I'd have a genuine excuse for being the cranky person of the year candidate. My sleep issues are pressing, but what is of paramount importance to me is how I am awakened; it can and does literally make or break my DAY.
Upset me just as I re-enter the land of earthly cognition and I lock myself away for the day, because it is difficult for me to regain control of my emotions. That is a horrific situation when married to one of the sweetest person's imaginable; I had to learn a new methodology or risk losing the person that completes my life. And that methodology had to become the epitome of ritual to be sustainable.
My wife has a set 5am to 2pm work schedule, mine is what ever I choose it to be. I usually wake up several times a night to run a perimeter check anyway, and so around 2 to 3am I just stay up. Once I rediscover my way into the kitchen, I'll make some stout coffee with the coffee press, crank up my computers, and wait for my wife's alarm clock to sound off. When she's hit the doze button for the second time, I spring ever so gingerly into action.
I reawaken her by fanning the scent of the coffee her way, until a sleepy half smile lights up her face and then kiss her cheeks and forehead until she gives up trying to sleep and sets up enough to sip her coffee (Usually without punching my lights out for pestering her so early on). That is my cue to disappear until she's further awake.
So, how do you survive mornings?
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