The other day was choir practice. I went enthusiastic to see my friends and catch up on what everyone experienced over the holidays. Choir practice goes from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. By the end I was really dragging. I couldn’t even enjoy the tea and cookies afterward because I was falling asleep.
I made the comment to a lawyer friend, that jet-lag was still lingering and I wake up at 6:00 AM everyday. Keep reading… Of course, he was like, I wake up at 6:30 every morning. It was then that I realized that it is not so much a question of how much you sleep or at what time. It’s psychological. When you wake up at 6:00 AM you feel like you slept in! When you get out of bed you have the impression that you missed a meal. And then when you try to stay awake past 9:00 PM it’s emotionally hard because your mind is convinced that you SHOULD be a asleep. So it’s not so much a question of what time you wake up, it’s more a question of how you perceive time.
It’s been less than a week. And we are perfectly functional. We hosted a Saturday night social at our house. Spiritual counseling has recommenced. We are planning our regional youth group ski camp. Philosophy discussions around our dinning room table are numerous.