Weekends are always easier than weekdays when it comes to mornings, so experiment or not, this wasn’t a difficult day.
I woke up a few times over the course of the night, so I didn’t have the energy to pop right out of bed, but I still got up and cooked breakfast for my wife before she had to go off and teach dance. Not a bad way to start a day, and definite “good hubby” bonus marks.
Did getting up 15-30 minutes earlier help my morning mood?
The simple answer to this is yes.
I sacrificed a morning press of the snooze button and for that price I received a pretty fantastic week despite all the stress. I’d say that’s a fair price to pay.
But is there a cost?
Yes, it turns out that while that extra press of the snooze button didn’t provide me much rest in any single morning, added up over the five days of the work week, then it does add up to an impact on my energy level.
So, is this something to continue with? Yes, but let’s mix it up a bit.
As I discussed at the beginning of the week, I’ll be going forward with a second part of this experiment. I’ll be getting eight hours of sleep every night. I’ll see what sort of impact that change can have.
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