Farmer’s Hours

It’s amazing how much you can get done if you get up a couple of hours earlier than normal. I normally get up for my alter ego’s day job at around 7:00 am, take a shower, check my email, and head off to work by 7:45 am.

Well, this morning I awoke at 5:30 am because of some unusual circumstances and found that I was awake enough to get out of bed. I promptly made myself some coffee with my french press and sat down to try and widdle down my rather large pile of paperwork that I had been putting off for some time.

By the time I normally leave for work, I had completely eliminated that pile of paperwork, checked my server logs, upgraded the server software, responded to all my email, written one blog entry, started four others, taken my shower, and had two cups of coffee.

Additionally, I got the benefit of getting to the day job already fully awake and in the mode to be productive.

I had read about this phenomanon before on Steve Pavilina’s blog: How to Become an Early Riser but had told myself “that’s not for me, I’m a night person.” Boy, “the proof is in the pudding,” as they say (whover “they” are).