Do you hate getting up in the morning when it is still dark?

@gudheart (12675)
September 12, 2015 1:17am CST
I woke up early today as I have work 8am, so this is the first time I had to wake up so early in a few weeks. Having to wake up early is bad enough without having to get up when it is still so dark outside! It confuses my mind, making me think it is night time not time to wake up for work.
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@fufurinha (11937)
• Portugal
13 Sep 15
I hate winter because most of the time it is dark outside! I love sunny days and I really hate to wake up and see that there is no light outside.
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@fufurinha (11937)
• Portugal
13 Sep 15
@gudheart I usually just wake up at 7:45 am. It is not that early.
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@gudheart (12675)
14 Sep 15
@fufurinha That is for me! I wake up 6am on Saturday.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I like winter but not the early mornings. I am lucky I only have to get up that early once a week.
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@else34 (13544)
• New Delhi, India
12 Sep 15
@Gudheart,you reminded me of my father who was an early riser.He would make me get up as early as 4 a.m.Gradually it became my habit to get up before dawn,pray,take some physical exercises and leave for college that was in a town 50 kms from ours.But those days are gone now.Now I am a late sleeper and a late riser.
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@else34 (13544)
• New Delhi, India
13 Sep 15
@gudheart One thing.If you develop the habit of sleeping early,you will automatically begun getting up early in the morning.Take your dinner and go to bed around 9 p.m.I don't think you would then need an alarm clock to leave bed before dawn.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
@else34 It is just my working times are different during the week. I start 3pm during the week and 8am on the weekend.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I guess I could get used to it if I was to do it on a regular basis, but I would still prefer sleeping in.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
12 Sep 15
Yes it is indeed hard to wake up when it is still dark, but you do what you gotta do for work hang in there and drink some coffee
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I think I am starting to have side effects from caffeine now as I am getting bad headaches when I drink caffeine :(.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
14 Sep 15
@gudheart yeah, sadly they also have bad chemicals, i am not sure what they are though, maybe you could try hot tea?
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@gudheart (12675)
14 Sep 15
@lady1993 Maybe, but it also has caffeine in it.
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@missjahn (4574)
• Philippines
13 Sep 15
It was so hard for me before, but I am used with it since I need to wake early in the morning to go to work. It is 14 kms. far from the place I live and 3 rides before reaching there
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
That must have been hard. My work is only 15minues from where I live.
@simone10 (54805)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Sep 15
I am always up between 4-5am so I'm used to it being dark outside. I have noticed that our days are slowly getting shorter.
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@simone10 (54805)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Sep 15
@gudheart That was the part I hated the most when I worked. It was dark when I arrived and it was dark when I left.
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@gudheart (12675)
14 Sep 15
@simone10 it is really depressing seeing it dark so early :(
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
That is true, the days are getting shorter which means not long before coming back from work it is dark again
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@resuri (116)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Sep 15
It feels so good to sleep especially when you know you are heading to the mall than work
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
@resuri Oops I must have read it wrong LOL
@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
Do you not like shopping? I have to admit I am not a lover for shopping but would prefer going shopping than to work!
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@resuri (116)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Sep 15
@gudheart I mean the other way around... lol
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@wongchoiyee (7447)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 15
yes I hate it too especially if the day is raining heavily.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
The rain makes me want to lie in bed and sleep lOL
@celticeagle (135291)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 15
I am a night person and it was always really hard for me to get up and go to work. Coffee please!! I got addicted to Lattes. I am now retired and I get up to help my daughter get her son off to school but I don't have to get up. I usually get on here. Am glad to be retired.
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@celticeagle (135291)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Sep 15
@gudheart In that case just stay up until it's daylight and then go to bed. LOL I do that on occasion.
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@gudheart (12675)
14 Sep 15
@celticeagle I do that on my days off!
@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I am also a night owl and love staying up late and watching shows etc. It is depressing when waking up in the dark lol
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@allknowing (104064)
• India
13 Sep 15
My biological clock wakes me up almost at the same time everyday dark or light (lol)
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@allknowing (104064)
• India
13 Sep 15
@gudheart Get you own.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
Can I borrow your biological clock? LOL
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
@allknowing LOL I wish I could!! hahaha
@Angelee_27 (3464)
• United States
12 Sep 15
It is hard to wake up when it's still dark. I can see why it's a bit confusing. Our brains are trained to know that dark means sleep and light means awake.
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• United States
13 Sep 15
@gudheart I absolutely hate getting up when it's cold! It just makes me want to curl back up in bed!
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I swear I wake up thinking it is still time to sleep, and it does not help when it is nice and cold too.
@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
@Angelee_27 LOL I think that is what makes it twice as hard!
@hereandthere (45871)
• Philippines
13 Sep 15
someone told me being on the night shift during the wintertime is hard
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@gudheart (12675)
14 Sep 15
Oh I can imagine it would be a nightmare.
@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 15
I'm a morning person though so I don't really mind. I think once it becomes a routine it gets easier with time.
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@cahaya1983 (11233)
• Malaysia
13 Sep 15
@gudheart Oh okay yeah in that case it can be tough to adjust. How often do you change shifts?
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@gudheart (12675)
14 Sep 15
@cahaya1983 I work early 8am on Saturday but during the week I start 4pm.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I think routine is the key, but my work hours differ so makes it hard.
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• Avenel, New Jersey
12 Sep 15
yes! it makes everything so much more difficult. especially since during the week i like to go to the gym before work, so now 6am seems even earlier than it used to =/
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
wow, you have great motivation! I could not go to the gym so early in the morning.
@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
@sprinklesare4winners I have a strange work routine too, so I won't get used to it anytime soon!
• Avenel, New Jersey
13 Sep 15
@gudheart its very difficult haha i find it easier once i get into a routine but right now im struggling, since my schedule at work just changed to an hour earlier and of course, the season change.
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• Fishkill, New York
13 Sep 15
I hate it every day. I teach so I'm up most days at 5. It's even worse in the winter when the sun doesn't come up until much later.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
It is like that here at the moment, sun takes a while to wake up too!
@joygracia (1325)
• Philippines
12 Sep 15
I got use to working in a graveyard shift I don't think I have any problem if its not dark. Its tiring sometimes but somehow my body come to adjust with it.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I think it is because I only have early work shifts once a week so my body can not get used to it.
• United States
12 Sep 15
When I wake up in the morning, it is getting dark. If it was getting light out I'd be all sorts of confused.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
True, it is what ever we are used to. It can be confusing both ways LOL
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@sharon6345 (319433)
• United States
13 Sep 15
What I think is worse is waking up in the middle of the middle of the night. Seeing all darkness and can't go back to sleep for work in the morning. That gets me upset.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
Oh yea, I know what you mean. That is really annoying.
@sofssu (23726)
12 Sep 15
I wake up at 5 or earlier every morning. I love this time of the day when its quite and peaceful. This is my prayer time and time in my garden.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
That is a good point. It is peaceful and quieter.
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@valmnz (17268)
• New Zealand
12 Sep 15
Seasons come and seasons go, so I don't worry too much. We've just come into Spring here in New Zealand and our days are getting longer, so yes, it's nice getting up in daylight again.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
I like that about that season, at the moment our days are getting shorter.
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@jaboUK (64900)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 15
That's one of the things I like about being retired - I can get up when I like and go to bed when I like.
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@gudheart (12675)
13 Sep 15
That is something I have to look forward to then :D
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