One of the small pleasures in life...

Klaus
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May 15th, 2018, 4:44 am #1

Being the first guest in the morning at a gorgeous breakfast buffet of a nice hotel.
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May 15th, 2018, 6:47 am #2

Klaus wrote:Being the first guest in the morning at a gorgeous breakfast buffet of a nice hotel.
The world belongs to those who enjoy rising early.

I used to be that guy. I’m trying to bring him back.
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Klaus
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May 15th, 2018, 9:20 am #3

Oh, usually I'm not an early bird at all. But yesterday I was so tired that I fell asleep at 8.30 and woke up at 4am.

I should do that more often.
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May 15th, 2018, 11:34 am #4

I’m always the early bird.

It’s 7:30 and I’ve already been to the gym, showered, done my sight reading practice for the day, made breakfast for everyone, packed the kid’s lunch, and gotten him out the door.
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May 15th, 2018, 11:42 am #5

jon-nyc wrote:I’m always the early bird.

It’s 7:30 and I’ve already been to the gym, showered, done my sight reading practice for the day, made breakfast for everyone, packed the kid’s lunch, and gotten him out the door.
What time to you go to bed, Jon?

I find myself in the same rut as when I was working: Bed at 10 or so, try to watch some TV on my iPad but invariably fall asleep. Wake at 4:30 - 5:00. Sleeping till 6:30 is a luxury I can never give myself.
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May 15th, 2018, 11:47 am #6

Usually asleep by 10. Almost always up by 4.

I used to try to fall back asleep if I woke up really early, but I realized you can have some real productive time then, and nap later if you need to. Beats sitting there for an hour or two fighting unsuccessfully to get back to sleep.

The key for me is to make the time productive. My gym went 24hrs in January, and I have a digital piano with headphones. Voila, productive time whenever I want it.
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May 15th, 2018, 12:38 pm #7

If nobody wakes me up I usually don't wake up before 10am.
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May 15th, 2018, 12:44 pm #8

Klaus wrote:If nobody wakes me up I usually don't wake up before 10am.
Slacker.

Although since I retired, I sleep almost to 6 most mornings. That makes me a semi-slacker, I guess...
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May 15th, 2018, 5:46 pm #9

Klaus wrote:If nobody wakes me up I usually don't wake up before 10am.
That's me as well. My natural sleeping time is 2am to 10am.

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May 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm #10

Friday wrote:
Klaus wrote:If nobody wakes me up I usually don't wake up before 10am.
That's me as well. My natural sleeping time is 2am to 10am.
+1 Although, lately I have been getting up earlier, around 7:00, and I'm usually asleep by 1:00
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May 15th, 2018, 8:21 pm #11

I'm a night owl.
But, when I am forced to get up early, maybe around 7:00, it really is kinda cool, especially during the summer. Birds chirping about whatever, that kind of thing.

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May 15th, 2018, 8:27 pm #12

jon-nyc wrote:Usually asleep by 10. Almost always up by 4.

I used to try to fall back asleep if I woke up really early, but I realized you can have some real productive time then, and nap later if you need to. Beats sitting there for an hour or two fighting unsuccessfully to get back to sleep.

The key for me is to make the time productive. My gym went 24hrs in January, and I have a digital piano with headphones. Voila, productive time whenever I want it.
Hell yeah. I absolutely hate being awake at God’s hour, but it’s impossible to deny the benefits.
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Klaus
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May 15th, 2018, 8:37 pm #13

It's not so clear, though, why Jon needs his time to be super productive when he's retired :lol2:
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May 16th, 2018, 10:17 am #14

So I can get book 2 of the Paganini variations under my fingers.
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May 16th, 2018, 11:02 am #15

After years of rising at 5 or so I am now on a 6:30-7 routine, earlier if I am tired and go to bed before 10. I need 7-8 hours to avoid a nap the next day.
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May 16th, 2018, 11:21 am #16

jon-nyc wrote:So I can get book 2 of the Paganini variations under my fingers.
Bring it on! :thumb:
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