Good morning, are you a morning person?
Do you need an alarm to wake up?
If so when it goes off do you hit snooze a few times before getting up or do you turn it off and get straight out of bed?
I am although I didn’t always realise that I was but this morning while on my walk I was thinking about it and composing this post in my head.
This is what I came up with, I have always been a morning person, as a teenager I would get up before anyone else and unpack the dishwasher and have breakfast so when everyone else got up I could retreat to my room to get ready for school, ok that isn’t right I have always been a get up and get dressed type of person so when I say get ready for school I mean pack my bag with the days books. Please note that at my school only the seniors got lockers the rest of us had to carry all our books around with us, although thinking about it there was a few months that I had a locker but it didn’t last long as the school decided we didn’t need lockers.
Anyway back to being a morning person, after I left school I would often and by often I mean 2 or 3 times a week walk to the local shopping centre just because I could and while there mum would have a list of things for me to get and if the list ended up being heavy items or a lot I would get a cab home but other wise I would walk home again.
When my girls were little I would get up get us all ready and go to the shops nice and early, this was how I was able to practice reversing my car into parking spots, there were very few people around and I could do it without worry of holding up other cars, now I can reverse park anywhere I do it better then if I try to drive into a parking spot but that isn’t what this post is about.
When my girls started school I would get up before them and pack lunches and get myself ready before getting the girls out of bed, I would also often walk them to school because I either didn’t have a car or I just felt like walking often it was I just felt like walking it was my daily exercise walking the girls to school.
I am not one of those people who needs an alarm unless I am getting up at a different time then normal, like in winter I don’t get up till between 7-7.30am but in the summer months I like to get up around 6.30am and that at the moment is the time my alarm is set for, but most days I don’t need it I wake up just before the alarm goes off.
My mum gets up between 5.45-6am Monday to Friday and on the weekend she likes to sleep in till 9am I rarely sleep in and now that I am back to going for a morning walk I prefer not to sleep in unless it is raining then sleeping in is a good thing.
If I have appointments I prefer them to be morning appointments can’t always get a morning appointment but I do try, I don’t like having to go out and do stuff in the afternoon.
So yes I am a morning person