This Sunday, the clocks moved back an hour. That extra hour of sleep was delicious.
Except I didn’t get a bonus hour. My circadian rhythm has stayed the same.
My previous sleep schedule: In bed at 10pm; Awake between 6-7am.
Now that time has been pushed back, I’ve been going to bed at 9pm and waking up between 5-6am.
All the cliches of waking up early AF are true.
- My days feel more productive.
- It’s therapeudic to feel like I’m the only one awake in the world.
- I love experiencing the sunrise.
- It feels like I get to do more in a day.
I feel bad for people who despise the morning time.
The downside is that I get exhausted around 8:30pm. Not ideal for nightlife. That’s okay.
Sacrifices need to be made in order for us to feel more whole.
This is a sacrifice I’m willing to make.