To not be enslaved to slumber

2:20 PM

My parents would always scold me by saying ‘Why is it that you spend most of the time sleeping? Why do you sleep until in the late afternoon?’ I would give excuses such as ‘I slept late last night’ or ‘it’s a holiday, I should be enjoying my sleep.’

You see, my parents are the type that sleeps at 10 o’clock in the night gets up as early as 5 in the morning. In contrast, I would be the type who would sleep as late as 1 a.m. and get up as early as 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. especially when I don’t have any activities to be done during that day. I was enslaved to slumber.

Recently I have come to realize that waking up later during the day is a few hours wasted. Many things can be done during those hours instead of being in Slumberland. I am currently training myself to sleep before 12 a.m. and wake up at 6 a.m. not only during weekdays but also during weekends and public holidays. It’s all about discipline.  A feeling of regret and disappointment will always occupy within me if I fail to rise at 6 in the morning. Although there will be days where I would sleep later than 12 a.m. and not being able to wake up at 6 a.m., at least it won’t be a frequent thing.

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