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2014-06-24 01:28:16 AM  
www.missfitnesslife.com
 
2014-06-24 01:50:05 AM  
Yeah, I'll get right on that.
 
2014-06-24 02:29:56 AM  
The biggest hurdle is just getting out of bed.

What I like to do is get out of bed, splash some cold water on my face to freshen up, then wake everyone up with a big smile and rousing tickle attack. Then I turn on the TV and do some stretches before sitting down to a hearty breakfast.

It helps to fake being happy and energetic. Eventually it becomes habit and not fake anymore.

It's awesome. And you're awesome, if you're awake!
 
2014-06-24 03:35:03 AM  
"People who get up early in the morning cause war, death and famine." - Banksy
 
2014-06-24 04:11:12 AM  
fark subby, fark the author, but especially fark that AverageAmericanGuy.  Tickle attacks are not an acceptable means of waking someone up.  It's been ruled torture by the UN.

fark e'rebody.  It's too goddamn early.
 
2014-06-24 04:12:45 AM  
The TICKLEMONSTER is coming! Coochy coochy coo!
 
2014-06-24 04:50:43 AM  
Not even Hitler was a morning person.

So if you are a morning person, you're worse than him. Think about it. Now hit snooze.
 
2014-06-24 04:57:38 AM  
I don't know why, but I am a morning person.  Always have been.

Currently my alarm is set for 6:30 but I'm always awake before it.  5am is easily doable but I end up going to bed at 10pm which is quite boring.
 
2014-06-24 04:58:41 AM  
I think part of the reason is I never have light-blocking curtans, so when the sun wakes up it's bright as anything.
 
2014-06-24 05:42:08 AM  
http://www.catster.com/files/original.jpg
 
2014-06-24 05:42:47 AM  
So let me get this right.  I work nights at the hospital so I get home at 8am.  I stay up til about 10am.  So that means I am more of a morning person then most people as I get from 1201-1000.  Only 2 hours of morning that I am missing out on.
 
2014-06-24 05:43:27 AM  

lindseyp: I don't know why, but I am a morning person.  Always have been.

Currently my alarm is set for 6:30 but I'm always awake before it.  5am is easily doable but I end up going to bed at 10pm which is quite boring.


I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 3:58am most mornings, though my alarm is set for 4am.

A morning hour feels like three to me.
 
2014-06-24 05:43:40 AM  

lindseyp: Currently my alarm is set for 6:30 but I'm always awake before it.  5am is easily doable


I hate you. I just wanted you to know that.

lindseyp: I think part of the reason is I never have light-blocking curtans, so when the sun wakes up it's bright as anything.


My bedroom window looks out onto what might be the last remaining video rental store in the world, which has dealt with the internet making its business model obsolete by covering itself in extremely bright neon signs that stay lit 24/7. Blackout curtains are a sad necessity and they mean I'm always in a deep sleep when my alarm sounds, making me miserable for the first couple hours of every day.
 
2014-06-24 05:43:53 AM  
I'm up at 05h00, on the road before anyone else so it is a pleasant 25 minute commute on empty roads rather than 90 minutes stuck in traffic. Quick stop for coffee on the way and at work by 06h00. Back home (again missing the traffic) between 15h15 and 15h30 and half an afternoon still to myself to go shopping, putter around the house or do anything else I damn well please.
 
2014-06-24 05:48:41 AM  

August11: I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 3:58am most mornings, though my alarm is set for 4am.



What horrible things did you do to get that schedule?
 
2014-06-24 05:51:54 AM  

doglover: August11: I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 3:58am most mornings, though my alarm is set for 4am.


What horrible things did you do to get that schedule?


Ha! No really it is a chosen schedule--I have always been a morning person.
 
2014-06-24 05:52:09 AM  

Caluth: So let me get this right.  I work nights at the hospital so I get home at 8am.  I stay up til about 10am.  So that means I am more of a morning person then most people as I get from 1201-1000.  Only 2 hours of morning that I am missing out on.


I'm right there with you.
 
2014-06-24 05:55:02 AM  

August11: doglover: August11: I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 3:58am most mornings, though my alarm is set for 4am.


What horrible things did you do to get that schedule?

Ha! No really it is a chosen schedule--I have always been a morning person.


I guess you must have been really terrible in a previous life. Not like... Genghis Khan terrible, but pretty bad. Bad enough that someone cursed you in this life.
 
2014-06-24 05:58:56 AM  
This is pretty much how I roll:

media1.arabia.msn.com
 
2014-06-24 06:00:34 AM  
Cocaine for breakfast is a pretty good method to kickstart your day.
 
2014-06-24 06:01:37 AM  
All I got from that article is I have no chance in hell of ever sleeping correctly due to rotating shift work. Thanks Obama.

/I'm still a morning person
 
2014-06-24 06:01:54 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The biggest hurdle is just getting out of bed.

What I like to do is get out of bed, splash some cold water on my face to freshen up, then wake everyone up with a big smile and rousing tickle attack. Then I turn on the TV and do some stretches before sitting down to a hearty breakfast.

It helps to fake being happy and energetic. Eventually it becomes habit and not fake anymore.

It's awesome. And you're awesome, if you're awake!


If I was a member of your household, you would not have survived the first time you tried to wake me up. Also, everyone else would have been woken up by your screams and pleas for mercy.

/not a morning person
//I value my sleep, since I have a hard time getting enough of it
///obligatory third slashie
 
2014-06-24 06:02:01 AM  

doglover: August11: doglover: August11: I go to bed at 8pm and wake up at 3:58am most mornings, though my alarm is set for 4am.


What horrible things did you do to get that schedule?

Ha! No really it is a chosen schedule--I have always been a morning person.

I guess you must have been really terrible in a previous life. Not like... Genghis Khan terrible, but pretty bad. Bad enough that someone cursed you in this life.


Either that or just an absolute lazy fark. Because I'm getting a lot done in this life.

Most people, though, who are against getting up before sunrise have never tried it. It is a different world and mostly distraction free, he said while typing on Fark...
 
2014-06-24 06:07:04 AM  
Shout out to all the morning people out there!  I'm a serious morning person, wake up bright and chipper every morning around 3:50am.

As far as their tips that I don't follow...

#2 - I break this rule with a passion.  Got my laptop, a big screen TV (which we leave on all night every night), my wife's laptop, and the monitor I play Rock Band on, all in my bedroom.

#8 - I don't work out.  I've been more active lately, but most days I'm as sedentary as possible.

#9 - I expose myself more than I expose myself to natural light.  There are times that I get virtually no natural light except in my car, and from my car to my job's front door.  I occasionally garden, but that's rare.

#10 - HA!
 
2014-06-24 06:08:02 AM  

bencoon: Caluth: So let me get this right.  I work nights at the hospital so I get home at 8am.  I stay up til about 10am.  So that means I am more of a morning person then most people as I get from 1201-1000.  Only 2 hours of morning that I am missing out on.

I'm right there with you.


I work from 7p-7a 3 nights a week.  I'm not sure what that makes me but being up before the sun when I'm not required to work is not my particular brand of vodka.
 
2014-06-24 06:09:59 AM  
I agree with all those things in the article except the the workout. You can shove that up your arse. I get the workout at work
 
2014-06-24 06:11:26 AM  
F*ck mornings. I hate them coming and going.
 
2014-06-24 06:13:51 AM  
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2014-06-24 06:14:10 AM  
I really don't think you can force yourself to become a morning person.  I've always been one and have seen several people try and they just don't seem to have any energy when they first wake up.
 
2014-06-24 06:14:40 AM  

Bob Down: I agree with all those things in the article except the the workout. You can shove that up your arse. I get the workout at work


Looks like things have worked out OK for you
 
2014-06-24 06:16:41 AM  
"Thank you for telling me something I alread know. You should work for the Huffington Post." -Jack from 30 Rock
 
2014-06-24 06:18:38 AM  
Haven't been able to sleep much at all lately but normally when I'm on I like to wake up before sunrise.
 
2014-06-24 06:22:42 AM  
If the world would just switch the am/pm thing around, I'd be fine.

Have to get up at 0430, but would much, much rather get up at the crack of noon.
 
2014-06-24 06:23:23 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The biggest hurdle is just getting out of bed.

What I like to do is get out of bed, splash some cold water on my face to freshen up, then wake everyone up with a big smile and rousing tickle attack. Then I turn on the TV and do some stretches before sitting down to a hearty breakfast.

It helps to fake being happy and energetic. Eventually it becomes habit and not fake anymore.

It's awesome. And you're awesome, if you're awake!


Nothing defeats the tickle monster like a hearty morning fart.  Learned that early in life and it became a habit.
 
2014-06-24 06:32:13 AM  
1. Be successful
2. Have something to look forward to
3. Go to bed early
4. Wake up early
Etc...

Do I win?
 
2014-06-24 06:39:33 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: 1. Be successful
2. Have something to look forward to
3. Go to bed early
4. Wake up early
Etc...

Do I win?


Meh. Close enough. Working out in the AM won't help you wake up. However, getting plenty of exercise will help.
 
2014-06-24 06:39:34 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The biggest hurdle is just getting out of bed.

What I like to do is get out of bed, splash some cold water on my face to freshen up, then wake everyone up with a big smile and rousing tickle attack. Then I turn on the TV and do some stretches before sitting down to a hearty breakfast.

It helps to fake being happy and energetic. Eventually it becomes habit and not fake anymore.

It's awesome. And you're awesome, if you're awake!




I want to strangle you.
/not really
/I hate morning, noon and night
 
2014-06-24 06:40:17 AM  

twat_waffle: AverageAmericanGuy: The biggest hurdle is just getting out of bed.

What I like to do is get out of bed, splash some cold water on my face to freshen up, then wake everyone up with a big smile and rousing tickle attack. Then I turn on the TV and do some stretches before sitting down to a hearty breakfast.

It helps to fake being happy and energetic. Eventually it becomes habit and not fake anymore.

It's awesome. And you're awesome, if you're awake!

If I was a member of your household, you would not have survived the first time you tried to wake me up. Also, everyone else would have been woken up by your screams and pleas for mercy.

/not a morning person
//I value my sleep, since I have a hard time getting enough of it
///obligatory third slashie


You would probably be too groggy and slow to stop the morning person.  There's a reason many armies in the past successfully attacked enemy camps in the early morning.  The defenders were too disoriented and brain-fogged to organize a resistance before it was too late.

As for mornings, I used to stay up until 2 or 3 consistently and hated the mornings.  Now I've come to appreciate them because few people are around.  The peace of an empty world lit by the morning sun beats the peace of getting up at 11.  Rushing through a morning because I tried to squeeze out a few more drops of sleep leaves me irritated and tired, but getting up with plenty of time to eat, read the news and putter around, even if it means getting less than ideal hours of sleep, leaves me feeling better 100% of the time.

I have worked with a lot of people who claim to be ok with little sleep, but who get up 10 minutes before they leave for work.  Their breakfast is coffee and a cigarette or some cheap snack.  They are grouchy and unproductive for  hours before they finally wake up.  I try to tell them that getting up 20 minutes earlier and eating a good breakfast would make them feel way better than those extra minutes of sleep, but they think I'm an idiot.

Getting up after 5 hours of sleep and eating a full, leisurely breakfast while reading will help you more than 5 hours and a large coffee.
 
2014-06-24 06:46:08 AM  
I work early morning shifts.  I'm not a morning person, and this experienced has only reinforced the knowledge that I never will be.  I've adapted enough to be functional, but boy am I in a shiatty mood every morning.
 
2014-06-24 06:55:19 AM  
Do some yoga, they said. Get some sun, they said.
1.bp.blogspot.com

Sees like a good way to star...what....
www.themindbodyfitness.com
I think I'll just have a coffee instead.
 
2014-06-24 06:59:40 AM  
Another article that assumes everyone is the same and that what works for them must work for everybody.  As for the "no screens before bed" one, I fall asleep with the TV on every night, I can't fall asleep without it.
 
2014-06-24 07:02:00 AM  
Their step 7 --getting up at the same time every day-- is difficult, but it's probably the option with the biggest health and productivity payoff for most people.

1. Decide what time you want to wake up every day.
2. Set an alarm for that time.
3. Set a regular bedtime for yourself.
4. If the alarm interrupts your sleep, get up for the day, even if you feel like crap, and subtract 15 minutes from your bedtime.
5. If you consistently wake up more than 30 minutes prior to the alarm, add 15 minutes to your bedtime.
6. If you had to adjust your bedtime, set a reminder for the new bedtime.
7. Actually adhere to the bedtime you set. <-- Extremely difficult
8. GOTO 4

/Haven't actually tried this.
//And ignore all of this if you have kids.
 
2014-06-24 07:02:46 AM  
I don't have children. I'm happily married. We have an incredibly comfortable bed. I'll be in the sack.
 
2014-06-24 07:05:49 AM  
One way to get your partner out of bed.

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2014-06-24 07:07:09 AM  
Is the article ten separate listings to do not drink like a horse in summer?
 
2014-06-24 07:08:32 AM  
I have to get up at 0530 every weekday, but I am definitely not a morning person. Just get me my coffee and stay out of my way and nobody will get hurt. Probably. Maybe.
 
2014-06-24 07:11:52 AM  

NJR_ZA: I'm up at 05h00, on the road before anyone else so it is a pleasant 25 minute commute on empty roads rather than 90 minutes stuck in traffic. Quick stop for coffee on the way and at work by 06h00. Back home (again missing the traffic) between 15h15 and 15h30 and half an afternoon still to myself to go shopping, putter around the house or do anything else I damn well please.


same here.   i get to work 4 hours before my boss.  we like each other better this way.
 
2014-06-24 07:13:37 AM  
Ugh...I get up at 4:00am.  Shower, brush my teeth, make coffee, eat breakfast, and I am out the door in about 40 mins.

Out of all of those, eat breakfast is my number one priority.  If I don't have something to eat, that just ruins my day.  I don't care if it a bowl of cereal, some toast with peanut butter and honey on it, or bacon and eggs, I never neglect food in the morning.

Another thing that helped back in the day was getting up and playing some Guitar Hero right away.  Helped work out my mind and get my brain moving.  I can't do that now though, don't want to wake the kids.

I need to start doing pull ups in the morning or something to get the blood flowing.

/bitter cold mornings are the best
//these damn hot and humid summer mornings are the worst.
 
2014-06-24 07:18:29 AM  
I woke up at 0540 for most of my young life. Had insomnia for most of my life (childhood included). Never achieved anything productive before 1500 and actually got almost fired twice for errors made at exactly 0900.

fark MORNINGS. fark THEM IN THE ARSE. WITH A SPLINTERED BROOM. THEY ARE THE SPAWN OF SATAN.

I no longer have insomnia. I no longer have apnea (which it turned out I had, and that got beaten with a nice Darth Vader machine which makes me laugh my arse off every night), I work out semi-regularly, and I still don't get any ideas, write anything resembling the King's English, or have my troubleshooting wits around until after midday. I'll happily be the one relieving your poor tired morning butts at 2000 when you go all foggy and sleepy and cute like babies rubbing their eyes (awww) and go on until you come in all refreshed to find the fort held and the cats herded.

I love night shifts, night driving and night flying, I was proudly born into tribe Nosferatu and a son of darkness shall I remain.
 
2014-06-24 07:20:25 AM  
I have to get up at 2:30 AM every day.

I hate mornings with a passion. Always have. Everything is so ugly, especially the gross-ass orange light that comes with the sunrise.

I just want to sleep.
 
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