I woke up this morning moments before the alarm went off. My dream came to a natural conclusion and as a result, I awoke with a smile on my face. I got up and worked out, had a decent breakfast and made it to work with plenty of time to spare. (I drove to the office this morning).

What a great way to start the day.

It is amazing what one can accomplish after hauling your butt out of bed when you originally pledged to do so. Over the past few months I’ve gotten in the habit of sleeping in and I think it has had a detrimental effect on my mood and health. Hopping out of bed this morning and getting my day started seems to have supercharged my mood. I need to get back on track with not lounging around in bed after waking up.

The flip side to this is that I’m now going to take a 20 minute power nap in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot near work. It’s important that I not nap for longer than 20 minutes because then I’ll be too groggy to get through my afternoon at work. Luckily, I still use the Pzizz app for napping, which does a great job of waking me up on time.