Friday, August 14, 2009

Seven Day Challenge Conclusion

Side note: I first typed the title in as "Seven Dan Challenge". Boy would that have taken this blog in a completely different direction! OK, sorry, back to family friendly blogging.

How did you do? Did you make it seven days? I did, but only because I cheated. (For those who don't know, my challenge was to get out of bed nearly immediately after waking naturally.) So, how did I cheat? I started using my alarm clock. It was the only way I could do it. Otherwise I'd just keep going back to sleep and waste precious daylight. Some habits, like chewing one's nails, are simply so ingrained that it takes a very concerted effort... more effort than I could gather when half asleep.

So, did I meet the challenge? Well, technically perhaps. But not really. Sadly, school duties are beginning, so I can't reset my challenge. I'll consider redoing it next break.

I hope you all had better success than me.

1 comment:

Arnþór L. Arnarson said...

Well very a noble goal if you ask me. I myself am not a wake up hero, rather a sleeping giant, a very small one you see. Or was it a monster under the bed? Well I sleep and I love to sleep, and hate waking up. So you get the picture. Try waking a sleeping giant or the monster under any bed. :)

But I have done work that required me to wake at 5:00 am and in time I started waking a moment before my alarm clock. With a blurry thought "um.. uh.. the alarm clock is about to go" and sure enough some times just in a few seconds the buzzer would start.

So perhaps using the alarm clock is not such a bad idea after all. You might eventually wake just before it goes off. And then you can say: "Hah! To late! You devious machine you." and follow up with a preemptive strike on you alarm clock. - Poor thing.