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.

14 comments:

  1. ok naman matulog sa sahig sir ah. pero yun nga lang naaapreciate ko lang ang sahig pag lasing...bwehehehehe

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  2. A e ... oo nga ano. Nakakatulog ka ng maayos sa sahig. Ako kasi, talagang magsa-side view ako, tapos mangangawit na kamay ko kaya ikot ulit ako. Paulit-ulit ito kaya parang lasing na rin ako sa hilo paggising mwehehehe. Sumasakit yung likod ko pag natulog kasi ako ng nakalapat ang likod. Not enough vitamins? :-)

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  3. pareho tayo nick. don't want to sleep na nakatihaya. i feel morbid in that position. naka-sideways din ako at may dantay na unan (minsan hindi unan..) hehe

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  4. i can relate sa entry nyo po... just last night natulog din ako sa floor sa sala namin kasi im all alone sa house wala mom ko... kaya takot ako matulog sa kwarto.... try doin meditation sabi nila it helps ..... sana???

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  5. uh watson...i didn't get it (i'm slow this morning i also had a late night but i woke up early). how can sleeping on the floor help you with your paggising ng maaga? :)

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  6. Alan, censored ka. Behave. Mwehehehe!

    Hello Airwind. Hmmm... paano ba yun? Kasi pag nagme-meditate ako, nakakatulugan ko. Hmmm.... :-)

    Hello Amie! Kasi yung bed namin, loaded with pillows. Ang sarap matulog! I tried na rin sa sofa, same epek. Late rin ako nagigising. So baka a change in sleeping environment will do some good. Or not. :-)

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  7. Hahaha!!! Pretty funny but true! Although I have no problems with waking up early, still I can totally understand the frustration of trying every possible solution pero same result pa rin.

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  8. mukang masakit matulog sa sahig ha.i used to sleep on my back kc it's so relaxing.but when i gained weight and got super fat, i started snoring. so i had to sleep sideways... but this didnt help tho.nway, you better get a real rooster inside your room to wake you up. 3 alarm clocks? sus!

    i'm sooooo excited for youuuuuhuuuu!

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  9. Hello Sasa! Siguro in this case, the saying "The more things change, the more things stay the same" is true. :-) Thanks for visiting ha!

    Hi Dessagirl! Ikaw, naging super fat? Ows.

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  10. Once you have conditioned yourself to the snooze alarm, it is an extremely hard habit to break. I'm your opposite. I am a morning person who gets up at 5:30 and usually wake up before my alarm gets a chance to go off. But when it gets to be around 9:30 in the evening, I'm thinking about bed or already there.

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  11. heheh... when i was in elementary, i slept sa floor with a plastic banig cuz mas cooler but when I tried doing it now, ang sakit sa likod. I wasn't able to get rest sa likod ko. parang pagod pa rin. im getting old.

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  12. hehe. and here I thought that sleeping on the floor was due to a domestic situation.

    stop drinking before you sleep para di ka hirap magising. I remember when the gang visited your place, yours was the only bedroom we have seen equipped with a mini-bar! e sa dami ng mga bote ng liquor e hindi na mukhang mini! heehee

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  13. tnx for dropping by sa blog ko...

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  14. eto suggestion ko.... now that your a father... first get rid of the mini bar! second if cant quit drinking at least have one shot. third... sleep early dapat by 9 pm well rested ka na, this way you also taking care of your liver, sleeping late damages you liver. fourth, if you sleep early evetually you'll wake up early. we all know how important to have 8 hours of sleep. fifth, if you want really want to sleep late do it on fridays and weekends and before a holiday... no need to sleep on the floor... and if woke up early get on your feet and jump at least 10 times. trash that five minute habit....

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