The Golden Hour

6:00AM: the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3:00AM bedtime?


You have to be kidding me. If 6 a.m. is a golden hour, I’m missing out on something.  Four days each week, I’m up at 6.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday are work days; Sunday we have a 40-minute drive to church.  I’m up early on all those mornings.

It infuriates me that my body clock seems to have set itself to 6 a.m. on days when I don’t need to be up that early.  I do fall back to sleep, but it’s restless, and I’m in that zone between sleep and awake that doesn’t really let you enjoy being in bed. 

I’m a morning grouch. Just leave me alone and I’ll be fine in half an hour or so.  But if you’re all chipper and Tigger and you try to cheer me up in the morning, I may have to hurt you.

It’s for your own good.

Hurting you may prevent me from killing you.


12 thoughts on “Seriously?

  1. I have more bewitching hours than I care to admit; Sleep often eludes me. I’m up every morning no later than six, regardless of the hour I went to bed. Ah, to dream, perchance to dream…. I wish.


  2. I’m having to get up early these days…to ride my bike. 30 miles on Tuesday and Thursday then 40+ on Saturday. If we don’t hit the road by seven, it will be blazing hot when we finish. I’m training for a 100K ride late August. Who’s idea was this anyway?!? Oh, mine. It is a 64th birthday gift to a friend. I told her I’d ride with her thus year.

    Next year I’m volunteering to man a rest stop. Training for that will be much easier!

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  3. Thanks for posting! I used to feel bad that I wasn’t a natural early riser and resented every morning, but then I realized I’m just on a different schedule. Allow me to wake up with my body’s natural time clock instead of an alarm and I’ll meet your chipper with perky. Otherwise… grumble, grumble. 🙂

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  4. I hear you! For the first 40 years of my life I liked staying up late and getting up around 8, then I began having 7:00 am classes, which changed my body clock to more of a morning clock. Now I get up at 5 am and am in my office by 6. I have never enjoyed sleeping, so I guess it’s normal to only sleep 5 hours a night,but I do enjoy the days when I know I don’t have to get up before 6, but I do anyway. Oh those body clocks…


    1. How can anyone not enjoy sleeping? I don’t understand that. At all. Sleep is one of the most wonderful gifts God has given us. Restorative, anxiety-reducing, mood-altering sleep.

      Do you think we actually had two different sets of parents? 🙂


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