I have been complaining recently about the jet lag I suffer when I return to Japan. It’s been really hard trying to stay awake through the hot, humid, afternoons. But there has been one unexpected benefit – I’m waking early in the morning. At first this bothered me. Who wants to be awake at 5:30am on a Saturday? But then I realised that I can actually do more with my day. I wasn’t expecting this. Why should getting up at 6am and going to bed at 10pm be any different than getting up at 9am and going to bed at 1am?
It turns out that I do less in the evenings. I’m much more inclined to sit on a chair and watch a DVD. I never want to do this in the morning. This morning I got up at 6am. I did some online things for about an hour and then I woke Marty up. We went out cycling and had breakfast before he left for work. It was a really pleasant way to start the day.
I’m not sure if I will continue to wake up like this as my internal clock will get messed up when I travel to Europe – but for now I’m going to stop moaning and enjoy it.