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My morning routine throughout most of high school - nil.enroll(aetheric_username, quantum_class_id)
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My morning routine throughout most of high school
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faire_raven From: faire_raven Date: November 10th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I had a job or school that started early in the morning, I would figure out exactly how long it took me to shower, check random internet contacts, get dressed, grab a quick bite of food to eat while traveling, and travel to my destination. Then I would work backwards from when I was supposed to be at work/school and figure out when I absolutely had to be up, at the latest. Then I would set multiple alarms for at least 3 15 minute increments before that and made sure Mom knew when my absolute latest time was. I had a knack for turning all those alarms off and then bolting out of sleep in a panic when Mom would knock on the door and shout "It's [whatever time]!"

This particular routine worked for me because showers tend to wake me up. I'm also pretty darn quick about my showers (as you've noticed) so I could do all I needed within a half hour. That being said, I usually need about 20 minutes of mindless internet surfing or makeup application before my brain actually wakes up.

My advice is to figure out what you absolutely must do each morning before arriving at work, figure out a rough estimate of time required for each task (overestimate), and work backwards to an appropriate "be up" time. From that point count back at least 8 hours and that gives you a sleeptime to aim for. Then you can start attempting to plan the rest of your life.

I've noticed over the years that my sleep cycle runs in increments of 3 hours. I am better rested if I sleep for exactly 3, 6, 9, or 12 hours. If my sleep is cut short I get groggy and cranky. Therefore, I plan for 6 hours of sleep, but if I can get 9, or better yet 12, then I do it.

I'd be glad to help with any step of this process, including a wake up call at the absolute latest "get up" time. It's not hard to set an alarm for myself, make the call, and then go back to sleep. I need to be moving towards a more day-oriented schedule myself, anyway.
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