“Hmm, let me check my GPS maps. If I drove 80 miles per hour and made all the traffic lights I could sleep another 20 minutes!”
“Meh, too much planning – I’ll just sleep when I get to work.”
I have to have something going on in the background, due to tinnitus. Sometimes it’s MP3s of old radio shows. I end up being awake until the wee hours because I get wrapped up in a episode of Dragnet, or Sam Spade. By then, I’m too sleep-deprived to remember I could pause it, and finish it out the next day.
This is why I have a series of alarms set up on my phone:
5:01 AM – Workout, shower, breakfast, grooming, leave for work.
6:01 AM – Skip workout.
(“I’ll make it up tomorrow”)
6:21 AM – Skip shower.
(*snniifff* “I don’t smell *that* bad. I’ll just wear extra deodorant”)
7:01 AM – Skip breakfast.
(“I’ll just dip into my drawer of whole-grain munchies at work”)
7:21 AM – Skip grooming, go straight to work.
(“I can’t taste my breath, so it’s safe to skip brushing for one morning. I’ll just wear a cap to cover my hair”)
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