Early Risers


#1

Iyo

So which of you are the 6.45am lot like me? Not out of choice either, just horrendously awake very early without wanting to be. I don’t start work til 11 and my commute is a half hour so there is absolutely no benefit to my getting up early, and yet.

I feel like we’re a select club, but one with no point. But enough of DiS - are you an early riser?

This has been the early risers intro


#2

hi!!!

today was up at 6.20am but yeah, i had to get to work early

normally awake by 7.30 these days, even at weekends

i do enjoy the odd lie in but they’re getting harder and harder these days


#3

i got up at 8, and seeing as i don’t have work i’d say that’s early


#4

Get up at 6 on weekdays, whether I need to or not. Don’t need to leave the house till 7.45, but it’s nice to potter around, not be rushed, maybe have a second coffee if the mood takes me, and do a nice, leisurely poo.


#5

Nearly always awake before 7. Most days I don’t start work till 10. I’ve just accepted it as another sign of my disappeared youth. That and the hairline. And all the wees.


#6

why do you all start work so late


#7

up and about at 5.30 me sen - best time of the day brother

usually hit the wall around 1pm, but as I don’t have a ‘conventional’ job, I just go to be for a couple of hours. beautiful!

hashtagjazzlife


#8

Pub hours. Normal shifts are either 10-6, 6-11.30 on Monday or Tuesday and 6-2.30 all other nights.


#9

The 3:20 am panic attack combined with waking at 6:30 am when I know I need to be awake until 2am is so wonderful. I can’t remember the last time I slept for more than 4 hours in a row.


#10

Bookshops ain’t fast


#11

I don’t know if you’re down with medicating but melatonin saved my life. I still get the same very few hours but I sleep through and I sleep deep. Worth it


#12

man…I’ve got some beautiful jazz tips to help you attain the ‘solid 8’ we’re all looking for. drop me a line if you’re interested


#13

And I’m sorry about the panic attacks too. One of my family goes through that nightly, it’s shit :frowning:


#14

Yeah. I tried melatonin a few times (mostly when travelling) but find it leaves me groggy for 3 days or more. It’s the same reason I can’t seem to take antihistamine. At least taking nothing I can function without feeling like I’m wading through porridge.


#15

I def wake up groggy. Have now got into the routine of having a glass of water for 10 mins and then doing a half hour of exercise which usually seems to push through the molasses feeling


#16

My alarm goes off at 8:10 which I’m very happy with. Decided that when the darkness comes I’m going to try and cycle in the mornings before work which will mean a wake up time of around 6:30am…


#17

As of last week my life has changed and I can now luxuriate in bed until 6.30! In work a little before 8.

Thanks for reading.


#18

Me! I consider 8 a.m. a lie-in, even if I’ve gone to bed at 4.

Normally up around 6.30. Don’t need to leave the house til 7.45.

I could be really productive in that time but normally I just prick around on the internet. Although this morning I did do the washing up.


#19

Yes, I do tend to get an erection first thing in the morning, thanks


#20

You deliberately make drinking a glass of water last for 10 minutes?