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23 August 2006 @ 10pm

Sleep Schedules

The biggest single regret I’ve read from older people:

I wish I had gotten up earlier when I was young. I learned to get by on less sleep, and I gained so much time for myself. I could exercise, meditate, or just read to get myself prepared for the day ahead. How many days of my life did I waste snoozing an alarm?

I’ve been waking up at 5:45 most of the summer, to carpool to work at GE. This fall, the schedule carried over. I’m usually out of bed between 6:30 and 7 AM, and either heading for a run, or over to the gym to lift weights.

I know there’s no other time in my day for either activity, so waking up a bit earlier is my best chance to stick to a schedule of exercise.

What time do you get up? Is it dependable, or does it vary from day to day? If you get up early, what do you do with your time?

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