What do you do when you wake up too early in the morning?

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United States
October 2, 2007 5:31am CST
When I wake up too early in the morning I try to stay in bed but it never works. For some reason I have to get right up and I hate it. I spend the first hour being mad at myself for being up. I don't have to work today and I was up at 4am!! You would think that since I have absolutely nothing to do today that I would sleep until at least 9...but no...here it is 6:30 and I'm wide awake and almost finished with my first pot of coffee :( . I've already been on my pc for hours and after checking email, my auctions and myspace (where I found a message from my daughter in CA...yay), now I'm here on mylot starting discussions and boring everyone to tears! lol... What do you do when you wake up too early in the morning? If you don't have to work or go to school what do you do?
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I woke up to early this morning as well. And I'm here on the internet. I don't have to start working until 10. And usually I have to start at 6:30, which means I would wake up at 6:25. LOL But not today, I was awake at 5;30. And I had to much on my mind to go back to sleep. Thanks
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I don't know why I get up so early sometimes! I'm sure there are times that it's whatever is on my mind but most of the time I feel like my eyes just opened and there I am...awake!
• Indonesia
3 Oct 07
well I'm going online if I woke early in the morning..checking my email...after that I'm going to try to sleep again...
@raychill (6572)
• United States
2 Oct 07
oh if I wake up early my cat knows it and usually won't let me go back to sleep. I usually stay in bed until I would normally get up though. Unless it's a work day...sometimes I'll just get up and watch tv or something and take a long time to get ready. I always wake up all early..
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• United States
2 Oct 07
When it's a morning that I have to work my alarm goes off and I hate that and of course I don't want to get up! But then when there's no alarm on my days off I want to get up! Makes no sense to me.
@raychill (6572)
• United States
2 Oct 07
Maybe your body is telling you you should be doing something with your day on your days off...other than sleeping :p
@naty1941 (2337)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I get on the pc like you do. I go to SeniorFriendFinder and chat with other seniors around the world about nothing and everything.
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I used to belong to Senior friend finder but never kept up with it. I got to be email pals with a woman my age in Australia and after then I don't think I ever went back.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
2 Oct 07
I am always waking up before I have to. I rarely every sleep in even if I want to. I just can't get back to sleep even though I am so tired. Usually it is because nature calls. LOL And once I'm up I am up. But once in a blue moon I sleep in and the alarm goes off. It is weird but then I feel like I have wasted my day and feel rushed. I would still rather wake up on my own then the sucky annoying alarm. When I wake up 5 minutes before it is to go off is when I am happiest. LOL I won;t hear it and I got the most sleep I wanted. Vicki
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I think we all hate that darned alarm clock!
• United States
2 Oct 07
I got up too early this morning. I tried to go back to sleep, but I couldn't, so I watched a movie and played around on my PC. I am really regretting it now because I'm sleepy and don't feel like doing anything.
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• United States
2 Oct 07
I definitely know how you feel. I got bored on my pc so I watched 2 movies and hoped I would go back to sleep watching them. Now it's almost 11:00 and I'm tired already and don't feel like doing anything.
@nickventere (1426)
• Zambia
2 Oct 07
Seems the PC and blogging is the cult now. Well, when I happen to get up too early, the first thing I think of is to switch on the tv, browse through the sports channels, and then set it up on BBC World. Then I go to the PC that also serves as the home server or I get hold of a free laptop nearby and play a game or two, usually Rise of Nations, and then I do some work, web designing, while reading discussions on myLot™ in between work and tv news. :) And time moves pretty fast, that way!
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• United States
2 Oct 07
You're right....being on the pc makes the morning go by so much faster. It's better than starting housework that early!
@mbrown81 (114)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Usually, when i wake up early in the morning first thing I do is try not to get up in the bed trying to sleep again but it doesn't work. So what I do is I just wash our clothes, fix breakfast, take shower. Then, internet. The, later go take a nap again.
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@lkbooi (16113)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 07
In case, when I wake up too early in the morning and I don’t have to go for any work then I will have my free choice. If I feel like sleeping I would then have a glass of hot milk and continue to sleep again. Otherwise I will do other things which I feel interested, like watering and weeding in my yard, surfing net, jogging etc.
@fab315 (1244)
• Philippines
3 Oct 07
Hello! I'm not an early riser person unless I really have to like to go to work or to go to school when I was still a student before. When you see me up and awake early in the morning for no reason at all it'll be a miracle!! LOL!! my hubby would say...WOW!! amazing you're up early! LOL! If i'm awake earlier than my alarm clock in weekdays, i'll get up, do some stetchings in the bathroom to keep me awake and then have a shower, I would love to go back to sleep but I have to force myself to stay awake as I don't trust myself if I go lie still on the bed for few more minutes..*hehe* When it's weekend and i'm up early, i'll try go abck to sleep -which happens always-..LOL!! but if I can't then I would get up and do everything in my power to make myself go back to sleep again like turning my pc on, have a glass of milk -warm milk sometimes helps me go to sleep- surf the internet, play some games, read some discussions and lastly watch tv, after few hours of pissing around, you'll see me asleep again on the sofa...*hehe* ciao! c",)
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@THKOhio (330)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Most of the time, that's not an issue for me. I go to bed around 10pm, and I have to be up most mornings at 5am. Under those circumstances, it's not very likely that I am going to wake up any earlier than that. If I do, it probably means that I'm sick, and then I'm going to have to be getting out of bed, at least temporarily.
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• India
3 Oct 07
Argh waking up early has never been part of my habits, but rarely when I do, I find time for exercise, which I normally do before sunset. Then I make breakfast, read the newspaper, watch TV or play PC games. And no matter what the world says, mornings are BORING! AntiMornings!
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@subha12 (18475)
• India
3 Oct 07
I try to finish my work quickly. Or sometimes when there is no hurry, i just sit at the balcony and I enjoy the early morning from there. But most of the time i like to finish off so that at later time i don't have to hurry up and take rest if needed.
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• India
3 Oct 07
When i wake up too early in the morning i just get back to bed cover myself with blanket and close my eyes tightly i hate getting up too early
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• China
3 Oct 07
Hi ctrymuziklvr!First I want to say,its a nice picture.I thought its a good idea to appreciate sunrise if you wake up early:-)In fact,If I wake up early,I would go out for a walk or do some jogging.There is a university near my apartment and I usually go there for exercises.The air is so fresh and the enviroment is so quiet.I enjoy it so much.
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@izathewzia (5145)
• Philippines
3 Oct 07
I just go online. Normally I really wake up early in the morning. As in too early compared to others. I spend my time doing online programs while waiting for my kids to wake up. As soon as they are all up, I start my duty as a mom. And if i find free time again, i will go online again
@shadowing (309)
• Malaysia
3 Oct 07
Hi ctrymuziklvr, basically I don't really get up that early in the morning, at least I failed to get up that early all the time. Haha. However, if I really do "accidentally" wake up at 4AM, I guess I will go for some blogging and forum visiting, or sometimes drawing.
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• Canada
3 Oct 07
Go back to sleep! if I wake up to early I can never get up my body wont allow it
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• Indonesia
3 Oct 07
when I wake up too early in the morning I pray to GOD, I want the GOD always can with me. I affraid myself, but when I rememmber the GOD always with me, I be strong to life. For me wake up early is the must.
• Philippines
3 Oct 07
the first thing i do if i woke up too early in the morning is PRAY. I thank God for the gift of life that he had given me. After that, i drink some water and read a devotional book for women or any book of my interest. I dont know why but after a few minutes, i feel sleepy. But sometimes, it doesnt work. As an alternative, i keep my mind busy with the thoughts of what i want to do in my life, happy ideas, things that i like most, etc. untill my mind got tired and feel sleepy again.
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@Dan_ul (859)
• Romania
3 Oct 07
no boring feeling here... when I wake up too early in the morning I usually go to school... and if I don't have school then i just go for a walk... cos sometimes that is good... this way you can have big chances to see a sunrise, and that is fun... but usually I don't wake up to early;)
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