Hi everyone. welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today I’m doing something a bit different and showing you a week in my life! Last week I did a mini-experiment with my sleep schedule and I documented it here! This is a bit new for me and my blog but I really enjoyed doing this so don’t be surprised if you see more posts like this on my blog in the future!
- wake up anywhere between 6 and 7 (but 6am is obviously the goal) LOL
- the first main thing I do is read – so no scrolling on my phone, but obviously letting the dog out or making breakfast is okay.
- I don’t so much have a goal, as I would just like to see if this is something that I am capable of doing to try and change my daily schedule around to hopefully change my sleeping schedule. I’m an insomniac so I have no idea if this will work for me, but I think it’s worth a shot and, doing this for content gives me a little bit more motivation to actually get up in the morning!
- I also think this will just be great for my general productivity every day and I’m really hoping I’ll read some great books too since I haven’t been loving everything I’ve been picking up lately.
what i expect will happen
I honestly expect that I will fail hard at this and that reading will not end up being the first thing I do when I wake up each day. But, I hope that I will be able to persuade myself to get up between 6 and 7 and maybe listen to an audiobook while I play some Animal Crossing. Is playing a video game any better than scrolling on my phone when I first wake up? No, but at least working on my island will be more productive than doom scrolling. I’m also hoping that this will at least wake me up a bit more since going on my phone seems to make me more groggy than anything else.
This is my anticipated tbr for the week so far. I’m really hoping to dive into Scarlett St. Clair’s works because I’ve heard great things about them all + I love Greek mythology + all of the books are on Libby at the moment (except for their latest release!).
what actually happened ⬇️
Okay, so this was originally meant to be me waking up at 6AM but, seeing as I usually go to sleep around 2AM that was a genuinely ridiculous and borderline reckless idea, so I went with a 7AM wake-up instead.
Technically, the first thing I did when I woke up at 7 was read, but if what I read was fanfiction, that’s my business. Around 7:20ish I finally sat up and put my audiobook on. I also decided to do some fishing on Animal Crossing until I finished my book around 10AM. So, it was a long morning in bed, but, I think that’s pretty good. I then spent the rest of the day after that, prepping dinner and writing blog posts.
7am – wake up + wait for audiobook to download with my slow wifi
7:30am – Pressed play on ‘Boyfriend Material’
9:00am – leave the bed, make breakfast (29% through my book)
I really didn’t want to wake up today and honestly reading was the last thing I wanted to do at 7am but, I sucked it up and grabbed my iPad. Turns out, while actually turning on my audiobook was the last thing I wanted to do, I actually love reading first thing in the morning. I am absolutely loving Boyfriend Material so far and I can’t wait to keep reading it! This has me really intrigued to see how I would do with reading right before I go to sleep.
7am – wake up and then fall back asleep immediately
7:20am – wake up again and immediately regret it
7:52am – finally turn my audiobook on
10am – I got 65% of the way through and while Luc can be a bit frustrating at times, I am really enjoying this book. Before I started reading this, I really thought this was a YA book, but it’s not, it’s adult and now I wish I had read it earlier!
I definitely wasn’t in the mood to read or get out of bed at all today so I was a bit of a flop dot com when I first woke up, but I did tackle a bunch of graphicsathon work, so at least I feel slightly productive.
welp, it was bound to happen eventually! I slept through my alarm and didn’t start reading until around 9am BUT, but I did read an entire book. So, while reading wasn’t the first thing I did after I woke up, it wasn’t a total loss!
Once again, I did read when I first woke up but, I didn’t actually read a book. Sometimes to really wake up when you’re all groggy, you just need to read fanfics on tumblr and that’s okay. 😂 For the rest of the day I just listened to the audiobook of The Wall of Winnipeg and Me.
Day 6 of the experiment and I did wake up at 7 and start reading, I just forgot to screenshot the time! Today I continued my mini Mariana Zapata binge with Wait For It! This is one of my favourites and I had a blast reading it!
7am – wake up time!
I’m not gonna lie, the first thing I did was Wordle but, the second thing I did was turn on the audiobook for my all-time favourite romance (also by Mariana Zapata), All Rhodes Lead Here!
I honestly didn’t turn the audiobook off for the entire day until I finished the book and I think that that is a day well spent!
What are your favourite “worth the hype” books?
Have you read any of these books?