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.