While there are some people who like to wake up early, there are other people who don’t. If one does like to wake up early, they could describe themselves as a ‘morning person’, and this is likely to mean that they generally find it easy to wake up.
And when they do, they could feel as though they are ready to embrace the day; it could then be said that their batteries have been recharged, so to speak. There is then going to be no reason for them to stay in bed any longer.
When one doesn’t like to wake up early, they are generally going to find that they function better if they wake up later. They might even describe themselves as a ‘night owl’ and find that they have more energy towards the end of the day.
Therefore, if they have to wake up early, they are unlikely to be the kind of person who wants to talk to others. They can find that it takes them a while before they are able to function, and if other people were to spend time with them during the early hours of the day, they may say that they are moody.
Finding the Right Fit
Thus, if one finds it easy to wake up early, it could be said that they will be a good fit for a career where it is necessary for them to wake up early. Through doing this, they will be working with themselves and this can then allow them to have a more fulfilling career.
Whereas if they were in a position where it wasn’t necessary for them to work until later in the day, they may find that they are unable to take advantage of some of their most productive hours. It could then be said that the sooner they change their circumstances, the better their life will be.
The Other Experience
And if one finds that that they can’t handle early mornings and that their energy comes in as the day passes, it will be a good idea for them to find the right career. They will then be working with themselves and they could then have a career that is far more fulfilling.
But if they were in a position where they had get up early to start work, they can find that they are not taking advantage of some of their most productive hours. So unless they change their circumstances, they might miss out on the chance to make their life better.
However, even though one might not be doing something that allows them to wake up at the right time, it doesn’t mean that they can just do something else. It could be a time in their life where they have other priorities.
For example, if one has young children, they may have a job where they start early and then finish early, and it might not matter what time of the day they feel productive. In this case, they may find that it might be better for them to start their own business, for instance.
But regardless of whether someone is a morning person or not, there is also going to be a difference when it comes to how many hours they need. It has been said that most people need about eight hours sleep.
Yet it is clear that some people don’t need as long as this and there are going to be others who need even longer. Also, there are going to be people who prefer to sleep in two four-hour blocks.
When one goes to bed, they may find that it doesn’t take them very long to get to sleep, or they may find that it takes a while for this to happen. If they are able to get to sleep without too much time passing, they may find that they generally wake up feeling fine.
Alternatively, if it takes them a while to get to sleep at night the opposite could be true. In this case, they could feel as though they haven’t even slept, and it will then be normal for them to want to sleep for even longer.
They can end up feeling drained and it can then be a challenge for them to function. If this was something that took place every now and then it might not be seen as a problem, but if it was something that took place on a regular basis, they will have a greater need to look in why this is happening.
They may find that the reason they can’t get to sleep at night is because they have lot going on in their life. Or it could be a sign that they need to engage in some kind of exercise or to look into their diet, for instance.
However, while one may find that they feel drained when they wake up because it takes them a while to get to sleep; they may feel this way even when they can get to sleep. And then as the day passes, they may find that they start to feel better.
It is then going to be similar to someone who hasn’t played a certain sport for a while; in the beginning they might not be very good but as time passes, they may begin to improve. Once they get towards the end of the session, they might have forgotten all about how they were before.
One may even say that they feel depressed, and this is because they could feel down, hopeless, and as though they haven’t got what it takes to face the day. But if they start to feel better as the day goes on, they might find it hard to understand what is going on.
When one wakes up, they are likely to be in touch with their body, but as time passes, they can be more in touch with what is taking place in their mind. So if one has an emotional build-up in their body, they can be in touch with it when they wake up and then as the day passes, they can end up losing touch with how they feel.
Through losing touch with how they feel one can then come to believe that the pain they experienced when they woke up has disappeared. At the same time, they may be only too aware of the the fact that they are likely to feel the same the next time they wake up.
Ultimately, the pain they experience when they wake up doesn’t disappear as the day goes on; it just ends up being repressed. So until they are able to process the emotional build-up that is within them, they might not be able to change how they feel when they wake up.
The reason one has an emotional build-up could be because they haven’t taken the time to grieve a loss or a number of losses in their life. This could be the loss of a loved one or it could relate to the pain that they experienced through not getting their developmental needs met during their child years, amongst other things.
If one can relate to this, it will be important for them to reach out for support, and this can be provided by a therapist and/or a support group. This can be a time where they will be crying out the pain that is within them.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 26 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.