all it takes is a cup of coffee.

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Some days, all it takes is a cup of coffee. And today is shaping up to be one of those days for me, luckily.

My alarm kept going off this morning, & I kept pretending like I was going to get up. I kept opening Twitter, opening Instagram, then waking up, realizing I had fallen asleep staring at the screen of my phone. I watched 9 a.m. pass by, I watched 10 a.m. creep up on me. And with each passing minute, I started getting stressed. 

YOUR STATISTICS FINAL IS TOMORROW... GET. UP. 
ETHICS TOO. YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME.

My inner cheerleader had taken the tone of a disgruntled life coach. 

But I stayed in bed, because I stayed up late last night, & I knew I needed just that little bit more sleep. That's something I've been trying lately - listening to my body, letting it tell me what it needs. Hungry even though it's not meal time? That means I need to eat something. So tired that I know if I get out of bed, I'll be grumpy for the entire day? Stay in bed just a little bit longer. It sounds counter-intuitive, I know, especially for someone who is always striving to be a little bit healthier, someone who is always striving to be a morning person. But I promise you, listening to your body works. And it goes a long way toward producing just a little bit more happiness in your daily life.

And, you know what? Sometimes all it takes is a cup of coffee. To get me going. To get me on the right track. To get excited about my tasks.

To actually get them done.

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siddathornton said…
Omg I did the same thing today too! I had my alarm set for 7:30, didn't get up until 10 haha. Woops. But like you said, I was up late last night and sometimes waking up early isn't worth it. Listening to your body always is.
siddathornton said…
My morning coffee always makes me happy. :) I'm the same way about wanting to be a morning person, but sometimes you just need to let your body sleep. I think you made the right decision!
siddathornton said…
i do too. i've gotten a lot accomplished today so far, even in the shortened amount of time!
siddathornton said…
haha, maybe it just wasn't meant for anyone to wake up before 10 this morning! i hope your day has shaped up to be a good one - mine has so far!
siddathornton said…
oh, i definitely had two. and they must've been strong cups, because i've got the super-productive-jitters. i don't hate it.
siddathornton said…
That sounds heavenly. I can't remember the last time I woke up without an alarm - isn't that sad? My weekdays are so scheduled, and lately my weekends have been the same way, full of events and must-do's and...I'm taking a break. Saturday, I'm waking up without an alarm {not counting the yowling cat who must be fed}.
siddathornton said…
it's really hit & miss with me, whether or not i'll wake up without an alarm. i wish i were one of those people who automatically wake up at the same time every day, but i just don't think i'm programmed that way. i wish i was, though!


and i feel you: my weeks & weekends have both been highly scheduled out lately, so since today i am finishing the semester, i'm going to wake up without an alarm tomorrow for sure!
siddathornton said…
thank you for the luck! at this point, i'm just ready to have them [and this semester!] over with. it's been a long time since i visited the college where i did my undergrad, but i know it would make me miss that whole experience a LOT.

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