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11-19-2004, 10:29 AM
My weekday mornings usually consist of hitting the snooze button 3 or 4 times, then waking up in horror as I realize how late I am. I jump in the shower and then flee my house, tearing down the freeway like a madman. This however is not the healthiest of morning rituals, and I am thinking about changing my schedule a bit so that I can enjoy the morning a bit more. Do you have any morning rituals that you enjoy that make your day better, or are you like me and late for work all the time so no time to do anything cool?
11-19-2004, 10:41 AM
It is hard for me to be late for work as I am always the first one here.
Late all the time to work and school, haha. I do enjoy my mornings more when I wake up with a couple hours to spare and actualyl cook myself a nice breakfast and can shower and lounge before heading out the door.
11-19-2004, 10:51 AM
i'm generally pretty bad about waking up at the last minute and not having time to eat breakfast before i leave for class (or work, back when i was in the working world)
11-19-2004, 10:54 AM
Even though I have kids, my morning ritual is pretty nailed down. Wake up at 6:30, hop in the shower, shave, get kids up by 7:00, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth and out the door by 7:45. But I'm one of those morning people that everybody seems to hate so much. :)
When the weather was nicer I would go out for a morning run about 3 days a week. That really set a good tone for the day. If you're not into exercise, try reading while enjoying your morning coffee. Anything to give yourself a little bit of quiet "me" time is a good thing.
11-19-2004, 11:15 AM
alarm goes off at 6:30... if i'm tired, go back to sleep til kids get up. usually get up, come down, handle any emails and computer bidness that needs attending to, clean kitchen, try to keep up with laundry... i like having some time to get things in order and screw around on the internet before the kids get up... the first one usually hits the floor between 8 and 9, and after that things just get progressively out of hand, behind schedule, messy, noisy, and all-around f***ed up :P
11-19-2004, 11:18 AM
hmm well i have been trying to figureo out the best time to wake up and head to work. Flex time here so i can come in sort of when i want and just work 8 hours.
Right now i wake up at 8:25, shower, shave etc all that stuff. Get ready and leave my place to catch the T/Bus by 8:55. They are never ontime though, but it seems if i catch them around 9 i miss the crowd trying to get to work @ 9.
I rarely eat breakfast (haven't for about 8 years) and i want to give myself as much time to sleep as possible. I am not a morning person, a night owl actually. hard for me to go to bed early, usually around 1-2am i'd say.
Ideally i'd like to get up, eat some food, maybe work out, but working out is the last thing i want to do when i wake up.. also the last thing i want to do when i get home from work.. heh. so i just don't do it :P
I typically wake up 3 hours before my alarm goes off. Then i post on GotApex until about 7:45am. Then I hop in the shower and I'm off to work 15 minutes later.
11-19-2004, 11:57 AM
alarm goes off at 6:10, i hit snooze until ~7:30, which is when i wake up. (8 if i flat out turn off the alarm).
have me a nice bowl of cereal (Peanut Butter Capn Crunch today :) )
grab my bags, and off to work ~8:15-8:45
unfortunately i cant really haul ass on the 405 freeway, since theres usually traffic by LAX (or the Redondo Beach S-curve, or the 110 exchange, or the 710 exchange), but i usually make it to work by 9am or at least before 9:30.
Technically, i'm supposed to be at work by 8am. But i dont care. And neither do my co-workers/boss. :D
11-19-2004, 11:58 AM
I wake up get dressed and go to work all at 2:20am :D
11-19-2004, 12:12 PM
It is hard for me to be late for work as I am always the first one here.
probably cause you have the key and everyone else just waits outside
11-19-2004, 12:15 PM
Alarm at 6:45. Snooze. Wake up at 7:15. Dress. Out the door at 7:30. Brush teeth with finger. Chew on gum or altoids.
11-19-2004, 12:17 PM
alarm goes off at 4:50. Out the door and at the gym at 5:05. Back home at 6. On the road at 6:40. Get to work around 7:00.
That's what I shoot for, but usuallly end up getting to work at 7:15ish.
11-19-2004, 12:21 PM
Up at 5. Run for an hour on the treadmill, shower & run out of the house by 6:30-6:45. Make it to work around 7, where I eat breakfast & post on GotApex.
Except when I skip the run & just get up at 6, which is actually more likely.
11-19-2004, 12:47 PM
Normally my wifes alarm wakes me up at 6ish, then I go back to sleep. Then she wakes me up to say goodbye when she leaves, then I go back to sleep. When the sunlight starts to bother me too much, I either put a pillow over my eyes or finally get out of bed. :P Usually I start to curse about how late it is and why didnt I get up earlier. -- thats my current regime, but then again I am looking for work now so unless I have an interview or something else no need to get up early.
When I work though, I get up at the first alarm...I hate the snooze button almost as much as I hate tardiness. No real rituals though.
11-19-2004, 03:49 PM
I'm up by 4 on work days, out of the house for a good fast walk by 5:30, back in by 6:00-hit the shower,and my closet in a mad frantic attempt to put together something that i'll be comfy in..throw in some laundry, check my date book, then settle down to do my emails n stuff before I head out to work-which can be any time between 7-noon..
*edited for the benefit of Infinate Nothing
Oh, and btw did I mention that in between doing the laundry, walking, and showering, I also convert a few Mormons, rewrite any number of Psalms into Hip Hop melodies, and drink the blood of the goat I previously slaughtered and burned as an offering..yeh..mornings are busy..sh*t.
I wake up the kids at 6:30, get their breakfast, get Ashley on the bus at 7:30, sit down in the lazy boy with my laptop and enjoy enough coffee to become human, then shower and put my face on, do housework, take B to school, then go to work.
11-19-2004, 07:40 PM
rituals? oh i've got rituals. how much time do you have?
first i wash my hands exactly 47 times, and if i lose count, i have to touch all the walls while standing on one foot and then start over...
(just kidding. a little ocd humor...)
11-19-2004, 10:15 PM
Sucks, I never have the same ritual. Tuesdays and Thursdays I am up at 6 AM, usually just shower and eat a bagel, and sometimes get dressed, take the dog out and leave. Other 5 days are always up in the air, I have to be up at 8am-11am, depends when work needs me. Saturday (technically today) have to be a work at 6AM. Can't wait to graduate from college, get a real job with real hours.
11-19-2004, 11:01 PM
Wake and bake man, wake and bake. (gurgling sound affects)
11-20-2004, 12:10 AM
For half the week days, I wake up at 6:30, hit snooze, wake up at 6:50, turn on some Dokken or Yngwie Malmsteen, shower and head off for class. Other half I sleep in till 12, finish some work, then head off for class.
11-22-2004, 02:56 PM
i usually wake up at 8:50a, lay in bed, and wait 10 minutes for my grandpa to yell "hey. HEY! HEEEEY!!! (wei. WEI! WEIIIIII!!! in cantonese) you're still not up?" to which I reply "Ok I'm up I'm up!". 5 minutes later, I'll be brushing my teeth, and my grandma will say will come in and say the exact same thing. It's kinda comedy. I should record it one of these days.
11-22-2004, 03:58 PM
Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late.
Found my computer and switched on that
Booted up in seconds flat
Found my way to windows and opened mail
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream
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