Posted on | January 15, 2013 | 25 Comments
Beds. Every year, some mattress manufacturer comes up with a new way to make our beds more comfortable. We were once encouraged to sleep on mattresses filled with water. Drifting off to sleep took on a whole new meaning. In this, our Information Age, many of us have bought into the idea of sleeping on foam with a memory.
What these sleeping options do not help with is the fact that sooner or later, we have to get out of bed. Most of us must rise, attempt to shine, and put on a face that is ready for the world. Mattress manufacturers don’t want us to get out of bed, so what’s a good way to jump-start your morning upon leaving that high-tech slumber platform?
It was easy for me to get up and get going when I was a teacher in a classroom, even though I was up at 5 a.m. I awoke and slipped into my day with ease, even in the dead of a New England winter, and even though one of my first orders of business every day was walking my dogs (in said New England winters). Why was it so easy? I really have no idea, although I suspect it had a lot to do with the immense sense of fulfillment that each day provided, plus coffee.
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