The physical and emotional effects of giving myself 30 more minutes to prep in the morning. Giving myself more time to get ready, eat breakfast, and prepare for class.
I think waking up 30 minutes earlier will make me more alert in the classroom, as well as give me the time I need to eat before class. I think it will make me feel not as rushed for my first class each morning.
I plan to spend 2 weeks following through with this project. Using my Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:05 am class as a constant. Week one I plan to wake up normal time, and record my feelings on those three mornings of that week. On week two I plan to wake up 30 minutes earlier, and again record my feelings that morning.
Overall I was surprised by the results of this experiment. In the morning I did not enjoy missing those 30 minutes. I felt even more negative because I was grumpy and annoyed that I missed my oh-so-precious sleep. However, as I was sitting in my first class, I will admit that I felt a bit more alive and less like a zombies slaving away at notes. I could comprehend what my professor was teaching, and felt like I was learning rather than copying what he was saying.
A big problem in this lab was my inconsistency as to when I was falling asleep. Waking up groggy in the morning was largely due to the fact that I fell asleep very late the night before. This lab showed me that I need to re-consider my sleeping habits, and get to bed at a decent hour to be fair to my body.
Slowly but surely, I would like to train my body to wake up earlier and earlier naturally. I feel much more productive when I avoid sleeping my day away, but I think the immediate change made it a little more difficult to adjust. For now through the summer, I will move my alarm up by 5-10 minutes per week, so that by August I can feel prepared to take on the day.