Morning Grumps

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    Jun 17, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    I have never been a morning person, but I find myself getting grumpier, more volatile and generally narky when I get into work (normally at 8am). This normally passes after a couple of hours and I am mellow by lunchtime and positively cheerful in the afternoon. I do not think it is necessarily a morning problem, as I have worked shifts in the past and found myself being grumpy for the first couple of hours of a night shift too! This can happen even after a decent night's sleep. I have a feeling it may be caffeine related, as I drink several cups of coffee per day.

    I was wondering if any other RJers experience similar probs.



  • calibro

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    Jun 17, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    coffee doesn't actually give you much energy, and what it does only works for those who don't drink much of it. Instead, what you're feeling is a dependency. That "burst of energy" is actually nothing more than your natural state, but your body has become so dependent on it that it becomes groggy without it. In the end you need the caffeine just to be operating at a normal level.
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    Yeah I'm not a morning person either unfortunately...I'd like to be though..I think I'd be able to accomplish soo much more throughout the day if I were.
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    shit, maybe military wasn't the best career choice if you aren't a morning person
  • FriscoJansen

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    Jun 17, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    I recommend going for a morning run routinely before work. Through the regular release of endorphins you're bound to have brighter mornings.
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    Jun 17, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    It's not the caffeine I'm just not a morning person. Don't talk to me, don't look at me don't breathe in my world.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    I have never been a morning person! Ever! If it was up to me the workday would be 3pm-12am.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    Wow I completely understand. I dont drink coffee and I normally become happier within the first hour or so. My coworkers don't even bug me when I first come in. I've always been like this and even in the military I've never liked mornings. All of my office conflicts happen in this time period as well.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    Same with me. I used to work with a bunch of morning people and I hurt their feelings on a regular basis. Especially on Monday mornings. Seriously, what the hell is there to be so fucking chipper about at work at 8am? Now when I'm tailgating for a big football game, I'm a morning person for sure.
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    Jun 17, 2011 4:42 AM GMT
    Brownale saidSame with me. I used to work with a bunch of morning people and I hurt their feelings on a regular basis. Especially on Monday mornings. Seriously, what the hell is there to be so fucking chipper about at work at 8am? Now when I'm tailgating for a big football game, I'm a morning person for sure.


    Do you have coworkers that sing? I got one guy who thinks its ok to sing every song from "The Voice" performances. I dream of choking him with my boot laces most of the time.
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    I'm happy in the mornings even when I've only slept maybe 4-5 hours. My brother is an absolute terror in the morning if he hasn't slept long enough, Mom would always have me wake his ass up because he'd start yelling at her to GTFO and go into hardcore rage mode. Then he'd continue being an angry douche for atleast the first 3 hours of the day. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    I'm not necessarily a morning person either, but once the sun is up after i wake up its hard to fall asleep. When i get into work i am mellow, then i slowly warm up as the day goes. It might just be a mind set really.
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    Jun 17, 2011 7:13 AM GMT
    I'm not a morning person either, but usually I can wake up after about 10 or 20 minutes. I hate getting up in the morning and you just might get hit if you try to wake me up icon_razz.gif
  • xysx

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    Jun 17, 2011 9:27 AM GMT
    Chronic insomniac my entire life, from prior to kindergarten. Biorythms be damed, Coffee is my savior. -have worked every shift available, throughout life, day, evening, night, swing, ..night shift just isn't conducive to the rest of life in gerneral. Fortunately my coworkers are kind, compassionalte people who understand that given a double latte at 06:30, and a stout pot of coffee to fork down my throat soon after, I actually do become a fun guy to work for.
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    Jun 17, 2011 10:47 AM GMT
    blackstrap saidshit, maybe military wasn't the best career choice if you aren't a morning person


    Haha. This is true, but somehow I have managed it for 25 years now, which may be the root of the problem. I am out next year and really looking forward to it!
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    Jun 17, 2011 11:20 AM GMT


    Its a viscous cycle really, people who aren't morning people tend to stay up late, go to bed at 2am and then try to get up the next day.

    How many of you you non morning people also sit up 'till the small hours?