This Week, The World is Going to Wake-UpMaria A Hernandez

Maybe my bed has some magical powers that I’m unaware of, but opening my eyes and getting out of bed is a painful experience for me. I love to sleep. My bed is so comfortable, and I cannot deal with having to get out of bed and live my life.

The worst part is that I trick myself into that I can get ready in a short amount of time time in the morning. According to my semi-conscious brain, I need 20 minutes to get ready in the morning. This 20 minutes includes: make-up, hair, breakfast, getting dressed and teeth brushing. In reality, I would say I need about 45 minutes, minimum. I refuse to accept my 45 minute reality because that means 25 additional minutes spent out of my bed.

I know that this sounds like I may be dealing with some form of depression. Trust me, I’ve considered this option, but the truth of the matter is that I am a lazy and self-indulgent person. I should be ashamed about this, but I’m not because ‘Baby, I was born this way, and God makes no mistakes’ (All credit goes to Lady Gaga for that sentence).

Here are my thoughts on what would happen if the world decided to sleep-in as much as possible.

1. Fewer car accidents. People who are sleepy crash into things. I’m not entirely sure how I survived college, considering I spent those 4 years in a state of constant sleep deprivation.

2. Absolutely nothing would get done on time. Why face your responsibilities when you can go back to Dream Land?

3. This could actually be potentially fatal. I know doctors have to get woken up in the middle of the night for emergencies. Can you imagine if they were like, “Ummm, no. I’m going to go back to sleep. The patient can wait until tomorrow. I’ll deal with his ruptured spleen then.” No bueno.

4. Rested people are happy. I would be happy. You would be happy. We would all be happy.

5. We would all be very happy and probably unemployed.

As much as I would like my day to start around 11am, I realize that this isn’t possible. It is unfortunate that life starts around 7-8am for most of us. Horrendous hours, if you ask me. The only solution that I can think to this is that I will make myself into a morning person. I’m too scared to take one of those 5 hour energy things (I don’t trust them, I don’t know why), so I’m going to find a way to turn myself into a morning person. By the end of the year, I’m going to embrace mornings like they were my long lost sister (unlikely).

P.S. I hope you liked the image I chose. I don’t know about you, but I do like to think of myself as Sleeping Beauty. Unfortunately, I look more like one of Maleficent’s minions in the morning than Princess Aurora. Keeping my fingers crossed for a handsome prince.

Image via KissMeTender

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  1. I completely agree, every morning when my alarm goes off, I think of what things from my routine I can skip so that I get extra time in bed, and even then when I do finally get up I make a little ceremony to say goodbye to my bed as I won’t be seeing it for so many long hours. Honestly, I think people who don’t enjoy sleep are always a bit weird.

    xxx

  2. When I was little, I used to wake up at the crack of dawn. I’d be awake for what seemed like forever before anyone else in the house made the floor boards squeek. I’d just sit and quietly watch Tom and Jerry while drinking a tiny 4 ounce glass of coffee that i had just made for my family. (I started drinking coffee far too early…maybe its because i was raised in an Italian household…but nevertheless the cup was basically 2/3 milk, a scoop of sugar, and the rest coffee…btw, starting to make coffee early has made me into quite the in home barista. I own far too many different coffee making devices.)
    ANYWAY, I digress, as i got older, i became much more fond of sleep. I think by the 8th grade I was sleeping until 9 on the weekends. These days, I make a point to take later classes so I CAN sleep as late as possible. My 4th semester into college, I had Music Theory 4 at the ungodly hour of 8 am…I spelt until 7:14, giving me JUST enough time to get shower,brush teeth, put some frizz eaze in my hair, put on a basic layer of make up, and grab a 24 oz travlers mug of Coffee(now lots of coffee and only a dash of milk) and make it to class with 2 minutes to spare. I dont know if this will change anytime soon, but it seems to be working for now.

    and I agree with Andrea Hernandez-Venegas, its 20 times worse during the winter….especially when you are in Wisconsin like i am. Though, nothing is better than waking up to your mom sitting on the couch saying “go back to bed Cassie, school has been closed for a ‘cold day’” when you’re in high school. AH the god old days…I wish colleges would do that lol

    <3

  3. I’m glad that you guys feel the same way! Seriously, getting up early is painful. Especially in the winter when, on top of everything else, it’s cold out.

  4. I think that the morning version of myself is out to get me and therefore, turns my alarm off. It might be easier to turn this awful “day world” we live in into a “midday world.” I agree with you, people would be happier!

  5. I have just NEVER been a morning person lol, thank goodness my job is in the evenings (ballet instructor), even my bosses and other instructors I’ve ever known are not morning people either! lol

  6. Me too. I tried to follow your Tumblr, but URL not found. I need to do the same thing. Sleep is a vicious cycle.

  7. to make yourself into a morning person, force yourself to dance and jump around right after you get out of bed. it seems ridiculous but it totally helped me!!! (i am a college student who also hates mornings!)