I am a morning person. Just ask Lynn. He’ll tell you I’m such a morning person that it’s annoying. I can’t help it. It just so happens that I have a big burst of energy first thing in the morning. I want to talk, I want to clean, I want to drink coffee and watch the news and wiggle my feet and then talk some more.
I feel productive and invincible and ready to conquer the day. Unfortunately by about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, I am wiped out. I get a second wind in the evening, but those afternoon hours are tough for me and I’ve let myself dread them. I associate the hours of four to six as cranky, mean, do nothing, Oprah hours. Not that I watch Oprah; I don’t. I don’t speak Oprah. Egad!
So I was thinking about it today and realizing I have been NOT enjoying my afternoons for too long and I need to make a change. So I complained internally for a bit and then I told myself to get over it.
Try this little exercise with me and you’ll see how I arrived at this conclusion. After each of these statements, say, “Get over yourself.”
I am in an afternoon rut.
I am tired when I get home.
I don’t want to cook dinner or do laundry.
I want to take a nap.
Will someone take me out to dinner?
Blah, blah, blah.
Do you see what I mean? Yuck. Get over it, Juli!
So, here’s my plan: I am going enjoy my afternoons! I don’t know exactly how I will accomplish this, but I commit to you that I will figure it out. Heretofore, I will enjoy my afternoons immensely. The hours of four to six will be the most joyous of my day. Even without Oprah.