How Depression Made Me a Morning Person
And how learning to sleep made me superhuman
Despite how click-bait-y this title sounds, it is not an exaggeration.
In the last six months, my average wake time has been 6:30am — including weekends, holidays, and frequent time zone crossings. To be fair, 6:30am is not that early in the realm of early-birds, called larks, who espouse the miracles of a 5am wake up time. But for me, this has been such a momentous change that I’ve become quite literally a different person.
I am now someone that wakes up naturally before their 6:30am alarm with enthusiasm to tackle the day, and with a wide menu of pre-breakfast activities including meditation, yoga, strenuous bike rides, reading, writing, making old-fashioned oatmeal, etc.
I may sound like a holier-than-thou health nut, but I assure you I am nearly as confused as you might be about how I got here. Read more.