16 June 2005

Five minutes ... five minutes ...

I  slept on the floor last night. Well, not exactly on the floor, or else the cold marble would have given me the chills. There was a rug and a mat underneath me. And a couple of pillows, with the electric fan oscillating to cool the room. And no, I wasn't drunk. Just the same, it was hard as any floor can be.

This is one strategy to see if I can wake up early so I can report for work on time. Yes, I am guilty of going to work late. I'm a certified night person. I'm at my most active in the afternoon til past bedtime. I remember even bringing home work so I can finish it at night. It was a nightmare, though. I ended up being more tired as usual in the office and accomplished less. So I no longer bring home work unless I really have to.

Anyways, I work up at 6AM. To you, it might be a wee bit late already but woo-hoo! I usually wake up at 7:30! There are caveats to sleeping on the floor, though. For one, your position in sleeping is limited. I woke up a couple of times when my arms would go numb because it's sandwiched between my body and the floor. I sleep sideways most of the time. I can't sleep on my back because somehow it doesn't feel right.

So I got right to my early morning rituals and hailed a cab. Lo and behold. I still arrived late, though not as late as before. The traffic was just unbelievable.

I don't think I'll sleep on the floor again. I think I did more waking than sleeping. That's one method out the door. Believe it or not, I even had three alarm clocks in my room before, and these can't wake me up! I also tried a suggestion in getting the alarm clock as far from the bed as possible so I would have to walk to turn it off. But in the times that I did get up, I'd walk back to the bed and sleep for five minutes ... five minutes ...

Aaargh. I miss having my wife around. She's in Baguio right now, the reason of which I will blog about next week.
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