The clock reads 3:23AM and I am awake. I went to bed around 8:30PM last night. I was really tired. Family was getting on my nerves a little, nothing good on TV, so I went to bed.
At 2:00AM I woke up.
My writer friend *Jan (not her real name) gets up at 2:00AM every morning and writes until it’s time to get her three kids up. If she has a morning that maybe she is a little tired and doesn't want to get up, her husband puts his foot in her back and says “Get up, you’ll be mad at yourself if you don’t”. What a cool husband.
I asked her one day, “Do you take naps?”
“No” she replied.
“You don’t drink caffeine and you don’t take naps. How do you make it through the day?” I pried a little deeper.
“I’ve been getting four to five hours of sleep a night for a year. It’s the only way I’ll get my books done.” She energetically replies to me.
Plus the kicker – she has a daycare during the day! Good golly Miss Molly. I’m jealous actually.
I would require a nap at 5,10 and 2. Caffeine in between please.
I am envious because of her dedication and amazing support system. When she writes on the weekends her hubby takes the kids out to the park or breakfast and when they come home if she is still writing, he takes them somewhere else.
Most successful people – Martha Stewart and Bill Clinton are two I can name off the top- lived on four to five hours of sleep a night. Newscasters have to get up at two to three in the morning, get to the studio, be purdy and primped by 5:00AM. Yet, research shows your body requires eight to nine hours of sleep each night in order to maintain good health. Except for that bypass thing that Clinton had, the people I am referring to here are all in good health. I think it’s what you set your mind to do. I know that is a cliche but it’s true. If you set your mind to do something and stick with it. Then you can accomplish anything.
I’m considering this early to bed, early to rise thing. With the amount of occupants that live in my house – it’s the best time of day to snag me time.