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    How early do you wake up?

    created by marteencleary 1223 days 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    Category: World

    How early do you wake up?

    Well this might be my last forum as a competitor, but I thought about how I get up about 30 minutes before I have to be somewhere. That gets me enough time to get ready and grab a quick breakfast. When I need to shower in the morning I get up an hour before I need to be somewhere.

    So how early do you get up in the morning?

    What sort of things do you accomplish before work or school in the morning?

    What kind of breakfast do you eat? Do you eat the same thing every morning?

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    I wake up at 7:30 on morning I have to go to work. I don't usually eat breakfast but when I do I eat half a bagel. The only thing I get done before work is getting dressed and brushing my hair and teeth.

    I'm not a morning person.

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    Oh I do hate mornings. I am soooo a Night Owl and mornings and I just do not get along.

    If I shower the night before, I get up about 30 min before I have to leave. That gives me time to take the dog out for her morning constitutional, get dressed, grab a cup of coffee & my keys, and hit the road. If I do have to shower in the morning, which I usually do because I need to 'help' to wake up, then I give myself 45 min to get up, shower, etc and get out the door. And I have to admit, I will still likely hit the snooze alarm at least once before I put my feet on the floor?!? Good thing my office has extremely flexible hours!!

    As for breakfast, obviously I dont eat before I leave for work. I am not much of a breakfast person anyway. I might have a piece of fruit or a little yogurt, some days maybe a bagel around 10am. Good thing the office has all the comforts of home (frig, toaster oven, microwave).

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    I wake up for work anytime from 2:30 am to 6:30 am. My work is very flexible with hours. The down side is I have to commute 37 miles one way or about 55 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on traffic. Shower/brushing teeth etc. only takes 15 minutes at most. If I'm feeling up to it, then I will make coffee and something for breakfast like eggs and bacon. Normally I just microwave frozen foods like hot pocket or previous night's left over. I would then eat in the car. Nothing beats fried chicken or pizza for breakfast!

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    Hey Marteen I'm happy for you that you reached the graduation mark and I hope you'll still post now and then.

    When I have to go to work in the morning I like to wake up at least one hour before I have to leave. Which gives me enough time to shower, check my emails and Facebook and plan my day. I usually have to wake up at 7 am when I work which I hate waking up that early but it's the only way to get to work on time. When I'm not working I usually sleep in until 10 or 11 am. I feel so rested then because I actually get my recommended 8 hours of sleep.

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    Hello Marteen!

    Once upon a time I used to be a night owl, and it bothered me a lot because it had a massive impact on my day. Usually after staying up until 3am the previous night I would feel sluggish and unmotivated the next morning. I knew this routine had to stop but for some reason I could never get myself to go to bed before midnight. Luckily for me, I got a wake up call this summer when I applied for a position as a stocking/receiving associate at a local clothing store. During my interview they informed me that the position I was seeking required that I be at the building and ready for work by 6:30 every morning. When they told me this I nearly had a heart attack. I couldn't even remember the last time I had to be somewhere that early, and then I realized it was because I never had. Skip to about a month later, and I now get up at 5:30 everyday. After taking on this position I have noticed that I no longer sleep in until 11am every morning, but instead I am up and alert around 8am.

    Since I take my showers at night, my mornings usually consist of getting dressed, doing my hair, brushing my teeth, and making sure I look presentable for work. Now that I go to sleep earlier and wake up before the sun rises each morning, I have noticed that I am much more happy, energetic, and sociable. Who needs coffee when you can get a good nights sleep?

    Great topic!

    -Ninah H.

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    I typically wake up around 8 a.m. I am planning on sleeping in tomorrow since I don’t have anything going on. I am too stoked to sleep in until 9:30 or 10:00 depending on how I feel and everything that is going on. I have had trouble sleeping lately due to some personal issues, but hope to get back on a steady sleep schedule.

    I wake up, lie in bed for a few minutes, get up already fully clothed and ready to start my morning routine. I brush my hair, teeth, and gather my work or school supplies. I don’t really do anything else before leaving the house besides getting myself ready. If I am staying at my mom’s house then I will feed the cats, give them water, and clean their litter boxes before I leave. I will also sometimes clean the kitchen. It just depends on how productive I feel like being that morning.

    It depends on the week, but I will normally eat a granola bar, yogurt, cereal, fruit, or a bagel for breakfast. Sometimes I will eat the same exact thing for weeks in a row, but lately I have been mixing it up a bit.

    It has been a pleasure communicating with you through cnet! I will miss your unique and thought provoking forums! Please feel free to stop by when you can. I hope everything goes well with you and congrats on graduating from cnet :)

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    Hey Marteen!

    Although the man I wish I was is a morning person, this is not the case. During the school year I schedule all my classes at 10 or later and even my 10 a.m. Is a struggle for me to get to on time. For waking up early (for my 10 a.m. class) I would shower the night before and grab something and eat on the way to class. That way I could wake up about 20 minutes before class.

    Now in the summer I wake up anywhere from 9:30-12:00. I like to wake up naturally rather than setting an alarm and I like to really wake up shower, and eat a solid breakfast to get ready for my day!

    You will surely be missed on CNet!

    Have a great week!

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    Hey marteen!

    I hattttteeeee getting up early! Most because I don't go to sleep till 2 or 3 in the morining, sometimes 4 when I'm feeling naughty lol. But when I do get up in the morning, first I get my ipod and look at all social media networks, if I don't fall back asleep while doing that, I get out of bed head to the shower, stay for at least 10 min, then I get dressed and whatnot, and by the time that's done it's time to go, so no breakfast for me ;(

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    Hey Marteen,

    You're a Parks and Rec fan I see?:)

    I usually wake up about a half hour before I have to leave to go somewhere. This gives me enough time to get up and read my Bible, check social media, brush my teeth and put in my contacts, shower if I need to (I usually shower at night), and get something for breakfast on the go. If I'm eating on the go, I like to have a couple of Quaker granola bars or Pop-Tarts to eat. If I don't have anything to do in the morning and can wake up whenever I want, I will sit down and have cereal or a pancake covered sausage on a stick.

    Hope you have a great night/morning!

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    hi Marteen! I am a late riser. I will get up early for work or school because I have to. But I love sleep and I love sleeping in. Every once in a while, I decide to eat healthy and want to have a good breakfast but first, I don' t like eating right when I wake up. Second: I just can NOT make myself get up 15 minutes early for cereal. I will almost always choose sleep when it is one of the options:)

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    I ususually get up around 8:30 every day. I typically end up setting my alarm for 8 and then taking about 30 more minutes hitting the snooze button and telling myself that I need to get out of my warm bed. What I think it funny about myself is that I don't struggle actually getting awake and not going back to bed. I just really like to lay in bed under the covers for as long as possible because I know that I won't be able to go back to it all day!

    Before work or school in the morning I try to wake up and read my bible first thing. This helps me get my day started in the right direction and also allows me to stay in bed while I am reading. After that I get up and take a shower and then get ready for the day. Then I usually fix some coffee and breakfast before I leave the house. On the weekends, I work out in the mornings, but on the weeknights I usually save it for after work or class and before bed.

    My breakfast really stays the same at all times. I usually just make 3 eggs with a teensy bit of cheese and some diced ham. I also grab some sort of fruit to go with it. I really under appreciated breakfast when I was younger. Now that I am getting older, I realize how much breakfast helps me get through my day. I wish that I could eat more food at breakfast so I wouldn't snack so much, but eating too much in the morning gets me sick!

    Have a good night!

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    I usually wake up around an hour before I have to go anywhere. I need time to eat, shower and get things in order for the day.

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    My wake up time depends on my schedule for that day. If I have to go to school, I get up about an hour before time, so I can eat and get there on time. If I don't have to go to school. I wake up when God opens my eyes. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen to much because if I am not up early for school. I have a part-time job which works around my schooling. So not by choice I am an early riser.

    Re: How early do you wake up?

    Hello everyone

    I fall asleep too late and wake up too early. I can fall asleep at 5 am and my body will wake up by 6 am or 7 am as if I just had 8 hours or more of sleep. I don’t like it but it happen more often than not. My body seems to have an internal clock of its own and decides when it wants to shut down or move about.

    When I wake up in the morning, I take a shower and I make a quick breakfast and I run out of the house. If I don’t have time to eat at home, I make oatmeal so I can drink it in the car by the time I get to work or school.
    If I am not in a rush and I try to stay in bed asleep, I can lie in bed but I am usually doing so wide awake.

    Sleeping is good if your body can relax long enough for you to enjoy it.

    Have a wonderful day!

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    No matter what I always wake up at 8 30 am unlast I have somewhere to be earlier. I can go to sleep at four in the morning and still be up by 830 am.

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    Mornings are the worst, I usually start work at 9 so I am up by 8 getting ready to start my day. I am grumpy once i wake up and do not want to talk to one. I usually grab a apple or something before work then just chill in the car in front of work till i start just to set my mind to a happier place so i am able to greet the customers in a happy mood.