Back when I was a cubicle dweller, I woke up at the same time every day, Monday through Friday. Now that I have a freelance musician’s irregular schedule, I’ve been waking up at a different time every day.
Although I’m grateful that I no longer have to be up at 7:30 every day (Don’t laugh; I’m nocturnal.), my lack of routine isn’t working out. I’m maintaining a constant level of wakefulness by drinking coffee and tea, but my caffeine tolerance is growing, and I’m having trouble staying hydrated. Singer #fail.
I need to find a way to force myself out of bed at the same time every morning, regardless of my appointments that day. Any suggestions for this night-owl?
See Being a Healthy Musician, Part 1 if you want to read about my questionable eating habits.