On each of the first two days of work this week, following a two-week break, I have taken long after-work naps.
My system has been getting used to getting up at around 7:30 again.
Tonight I forced myself not to have an after-work nap.
Now I can go to bed earlier and get up as an early-riser again.
I have many projects to work on in the morning for the two-and-a-half hours before work:
- This blog and my quest to flip the switch
- The finishing touches of my book (after getting feedback from one person and about to send to second and third reviewers)
- My squash fitness tips website
- Being an active stretcher
- Sketching out my first script
This is a strong enough reason to compel me to get up.
And enough variety for now to bounce around my attention.
It will be interesting to see how much resistance I get from regularly getting up at 5am.
I’m curious to see if there is some residual memory, or facility to pick up where I left off, so to speak.
Kind of like fat-cells.
One of the reasons people who have put on weight in the past do so more easily moving forward, is because fat-cells have memory.
I’m not sure of the science, but it’s either that the existing cells expand or they multiply so even if someone loses the weight they’ve put on, that expansion or multiplication has memory.
Getting re-fat becomes easier.
Or kind of like learning a foreign language.
Once you’ve learned one to a conversational level, the mental barrier is broken.
Learning the second has much less resistance.
Likewise, I’m hoping that getting myself out of bed at 5am will, not necessarily be easier, but maybe have less resistance or some residual memory.