Is it just me that never gets enough sleep and spends pretty much an entire life complaining about being tired?
My wake up routine involves an alarm set for at least an hour before I need to get out of bed, and includes at least five snoozes before I start turn on the computer to try and start engaging my brain.
I actually think this is better, but possibly for the wrong reasons.
This fragmented sleep state is perfect for helping remember your dreams. Or at least, that’s how it works for me. I drift in and out of this world and a weirder one. A fluid one, based on memories of dreams already had only with a bit more control. I pop into a fantasy land for about half an hour each morning, and sometimes it lasts longer than I’m in there.
Of course, this probably only makes it harder to wake up, but I kinda like to pretend there’s benefits to living in an only half real world for at least a portion of the day.
I seem to remember OK Computer having a quote from a self help book in the cover art. Basically something along the lines of ‘leap out of bed every morning with a smile and an affirmation to live your life to the fullest’.
If I ever meet someone who does that, I will punch them in the face.
I mean, I’m sure it’s a great idea in principle, and I’m not either (a) actually that grouchy in the morning or (b) against the notion of living life to the fullest. But there has to be limits. There has to be transitions.
Life is more liminal, and I doubt your respecting the sleeping world properly if you jump out of it. And it kinda sounds like you’re planning on beating your day into submission with bushy tailed enthusiasm.
Maybe I’m being harsh, but I just don’t think there’s a need for that.
Bed’s are warm and cosy for a reason. Lives are too busy already. At least take a portion of the morning to fool around with reality. Flirt with madness in the form of dreams. Fantasise and be warm.
Waking up is a nightmare. So we hold on to the dream world for a little longer. In bed we might remember our fantasies, or realise we’ve learnt something overnight. Either way, it’s actually a way to start your day positively.
Even if the dream was a nightmare, take time to savour that weird, intense and somewhat upsetting realisation that that world was a lie, this one is real, and whatever happened in jeamland, stays in jeamland.
Sometimes that’s sad. But it’s also sometimes nice to transition into a world that follows consistent rules, and has real other people in it.
We spend most of our time in a busy, bustling and distressing world.
I like to take some time to delay, think and dream in the morning.