Sunrise

@CRK109 (14381)
United States
August 6, 2016 5:37am CST
We had a glorious sunrise this morning. The sky lit up with pinks and purples and golds and it felt so good to be getting up at that time instead of going to bed. I'm sure there's a nap in my future today, but at least I'm working hard to change the bad habit. I've heard that it takes at least 20 days to effectively change a bad habit. And you need to have something to replace the bad habit with. I'm only on day 2 and my hope is that over time, going to sleep before midnight will become a real habit and waking up early enough to have a long, productive day will, likewise, become a new habit. All I can do is keep trying. I need to go down and do laundry today. That's my own real job planned for the day, although there is much else I can do if I have the energy. What's planned for your day? -Claudia- photo is mine
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@Ronrybs (8105)
• London, England
6 Aug 16
I have heard that, too. I find it only takes five minutes to replace a bad habit with an even worse one! That is one handsome moggie. My own little meowster is recharging his solar battery in the evening sun
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
She's a pretty little thing and when she doesn't get what she wants, she can destroy this place in 2 seconds flat! lol That's why I need to get a good night's sleep! I need to win this war of wills with her! lol
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@Ronrybs (8105)
• London, England
7 Aug 16
@CRK109 Mr B is getting on a bit and just walks over me these days when he wants something
@LadyDuck (187991)
• Switzerland
6 Aug 16
Your cat is beautiful. I think that it needs a little more than 20 days to change a bad habit and it's so easy to get back if we feel down. Good luck to reach your goal.
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Well when it comes to sleep, I'm sure it can take a very long time to regulate it again. It may have been menopause that threw me off to begin with. But I need to get this fixed for my health. I just have to keep at it no matter what.
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@LadyDuck (187991)
• Switzerland
7 Aug 16
@CRK109 I have never been a good sleeper, since I was a kid. I can sleep about 6 hours during the night, no more and most of the time I wake up after 3 to 4 hours and it takes a lot to be able to sleep another couple of hours. I never have a nap during the day.
@stringer321 (3727)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
6 Aug 16
Your habit is bad if it doesn't let you to do your important tasks, or it gets in the way, wastes you a lot of valuable time. The sunrise is a very nice view to see. When I wake up and remember to watch the sunset (even if boring at my area) I will watch it. I like hearing the birds early in the morning, before sunrise. Those have a unique voice associated with the world wakes up :-) I don't like getting up early in the morning, but, I consider the sunrise and the twits of the birds early in the morning as a compensation prize.
@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Yes, my lack of good sleep is adversely affecting my life. I have to get things fixed for my health.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
7 Aug 16
@CRK109 What other things do you have to fix for your health ?
@peavey (16876)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I am glad you're getting your sleep problem under control! I thought I was, but then I slept all night and most of the day, too, which is strange for me
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I had to take a nap yesterday and it ended up lasting way longer than it should have, which threw off my sleep again. But it's not the end of the road. I just start over again.
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@skysnap (18226)
6 Aug 16
You have a very cute cat :D
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
thank you!
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@marlina (80526)
• Canada
6 Aug 16
I read somewhere that it takes 21 days not 20.
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
LOL! Okay I think I can wait the extra day.
@TRBRocks420 (85780)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Aug 16
Sounds like a good habit and, I love the pic of the cat, right now I am just about to head to bed. Rooger is snoring lol.
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@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
Ruby snores, too. And her little kitty snores always make me smile.
@JohnRoberts (67014)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Aug 16
The kitty has a You can feed me now expression.
@CRK109 (14381)
• United States
7 Aug 16
She wants what she wants when she wants it. Or else. She's the boss of me.