I am not a morning person. When given the option to get up and do things or sleep, I almost always choose sleep. That said, if I do wake up early, I can get along with my day without too much fuss.
Earlier this week, I got up at 5am. It was not by choice.
I tried lying in bed quietly to see if I could go back to sleep but to no avail. My brain had locked on to work things and wouldn't let go. Instead of fighting my alertness, falling asleep right before my alarm, and then jolting awake grumpy, I just got up.
What greeted me was a dark sky, quiet home, and pre-set coffee pot that had not started brewing yet.
It was kind of nice.
I set the coffee to brew while I sent out a few emails to deal with the work issue that was niggling my mind. Then, I poured a big mug of dark roast, cozied up on the couch, and just scrolled. Since COVID hit, it's not often that I feel like I get our home to myself. Instead of puttering around doing things, I enjoyed almost two hours of idle time without interruption.
What do you do when you can't sleep?