What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up during the day? To me, the first thought that comes to my mind every weekday goes something on the lines of:
Don’t get me wrong. If anything, the moment I wake up is the single most depressing moment of the day. I just love to sleep and sleep well. That doesn’t mean I am a long sleeper. My wife has this constant complaint that I don’t sleep long enough. It’s just that I need continuous sleep. Weekends I wake up at 7.30 and I am fine. But weekdays it is 6.30 and I can’t get myself to get out of bed.
Initially I would think this was because I did not want to go to work so I would be depressed thinking of the rest of the day when I wake up. Not so. The workday zips past so rapidly that I have no idea where it went. And I enjoy the job I do. If anything, weekends are boring (especially long weekends) where I have nothing to do. I am also supremely lazy at home, but that’s a separate issue (and another blog). Maybe I ought to sleep earlier as someone suggested. Don’t think that is the answer either. I tried that a couple of times, but that never worked out. Invariably there is some errand in the evening (or that must watch TV program) and that makes a mess of the timetable.
I think it’s just the issue of complete sleep. REM cycle or whatever it is that those sleep scientists call it. And that I think is the problem with most people. The reason most people hate their jobs is actually that they are most irritated that they have to terminate their sleep half way. It has nothing to do with the job they have to perform. There is still some debate over whether flexi-times at work are any good. I don’t think that is possible for me. Personally, if I am not in at work before 8 am, I don’t think I will be able to go to work at all (barring extraneous circumstances). There has to be something else. Any self-styled Freuds there have any answer?