An Alarm Call
November 24, 2015 3:20am CST
When I was working in London I awoke every morning to the sound of my alarm clock waking me up in time for me to catch the train to London. When I retired I looked forward to waking up naturally when my body, rather than the alarm, told me to. That was a while ago now and I have come to take this luxury for granted but this morning I remembered it again when the sun shone on my sleeping face and woke me up. It was rather a pleasant wake up call In some ways I think this lack of awareness of the time has had a negative effect on me. Since joining MyLot this has become so obvious that I have decided to resurrect the alarm call. I am using my cell phone alarm now to remind me that it is time to rise from my seat in front of the computer and pay attention to all the jobs that will otherwise be piling up around me. photo:pixabay
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24 Nov 15
I set a timer usually for my computer time. The time can slip away so fast. Today I have some FREE time because I usually take care of my great grandson on Tuesdays, but he is not coming today. I will have him for a few hours tomorrow, however. So, I didn't set the timer. I am determined today to learn more about navigating this site. I am also retired and I wake up naturally with no alarm clock jangling. A few days a month I do set the alarm clock, but I have even learned not to make early appointments, because I HATE getting up to the sound of an alarm clock. Even when I was working I didn't have to get up early very often as I was self-employed for almost 40 years. I worked for a Direct Sales Company and I sold jewelry at Home Parties, which were usually done in the evenings and on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. As a Team Leader, I didn't do very many parties. I mainly "managed" my team and trained NEW sales persons. It was a job I loved and I earned good money and lots of FREE trips.
24 Nov 15
I trust you are enjoying your free day and learning more about how to use this site to your best advantage. You were privileged to be able to work from home a job you loved that also paid well. I expect it was hard to retire from a job like that.
25 Nov 15
My knowledge that it is healthy to get up and move around is my alarm. They say it is bad for circulation if one sits at one place for long periods. And about neglecting chores that require attention, I am guilty of that with the addiction I have developed for myLot