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How's It Going?: Morning Edition

The Long Dark
The Long Dark
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Welcome to Wednesday—we’re halfway there!—and welcome back to our daily open thread.

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I’ve been up since 5am covering the new Fortnite season, because it is my job to get up at such ungodly hours to play video games. I’ve always wanted to be a morning person, but I can never quite pull it off with the enthusiasm becoming such a person requires. Still, it’s always so nice and quiet in the mornings, and the day feels like it has so much potential. “I should do this more,” I always think when I get up early, and then a few hours later I regret every choice I’ve ever made in life. At least there’s coffee!

If you’re a morning person, what’s your secret? How’s it going?

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If you have the ability to have a window shade up so natural light can help wake you up, it can help tremendously. I have hated mornings all my life, but at least with that natural light I can be semi-human in short order.

They sell alarm clocks to mimic this, but they can get expensive and IDK about the effectiveness.