A Cubiteer's Guide to the Morning Adrenaline Rush

By Candyce Fulford (Candyce) on February 16, 2010

Running with an idea provided by Knoxred, I wrote the following Article while Cubits was in development. Totally tongue-in-cheek, the Article pokes fun at ourselves as owners and developers of our own Cubits. Have a good chuckle or two, and if you see yourself here, let us know.

You get up in the mornin2010-03-12/Candyce/ea7e4ag and the first thing you want to do is turn on the computer to see what's new at Cubits! It's the excitement of discovery! The warm fuzzy feeling of being among friends - even while still in your PJs.

It takes a lot of effort, but you can work with this new-found addiction. It just takes a few simple steps each day to get yourself back under control. Remember the days 'before Cubits'?

Step One: As you open your eyes and glance at the alarm clock, do so   s-l-o-w-l-y. I know it's tempting to flash those eyeballs wide open and jump to your feet and dash to the computer. You must resist. Slow going the first thing each day will reap benefits for you in the long run. So open your peepers very slowly.

Step Two: Before you get out of bed, take three minutes to stretch your arms and legs. This will begin to aid the proper blood circulation that you will need throughout the day. Ready? S-T-R-E-T-C-H Feel the blood rushing through your veins. Be aware of the oxygen being carried to your brain. Stretch your head and neck to elongate your spine. Ahhhh!

Step Three: Gently move your legs from under the bed covers and place them firmly on the floor beside your bed. Raise your arms up over your head and reach towards the ceiling. Breathe in. Breathe out. Do this three times, s-l-o-w-l-y.

Step Four: Turn around and pull the bed covers up to 'make' your bed. Grab a pillow and give it a couple of good punches. This will release any built-up tension you may be experiencing. I know. You just want to get to that computer! Patience, my dear. Toss that pillow so that it lands near the head of the bed. Placement doesn't matter. If you get it even close, that's good enough!

Step Five: This step is completely optional at this point. You either remove your sleeping clothes and get dressed, or you don't. I would recommend getting dressed, however, as it's really futile to hide out when the doorbell rings. Also, you may want to remember that neighbor of yours who just opens the door and walks into your home with a 'hi, y'all!'. Not to mention the assorted rescue and fire personnel who may wish to enter your abode should there be an emergency that needs their attention.

Got it? Great!

Now practice Steps One through Five every day for two weeks and you will be well on your way to avoiding that Morning Adrenaline Rush ... at least for a few minutes.

Okay. What are you waiting for? Go turn on that computer!

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About Candyce Fulford
"If it's not fun, I won't do it."
So says Candyce, who has been a Fly Lady devotee for several years.

Candyce brings her sense of humor to Homemakers' Haven, a website where people can share the fun and the not-so-fun, the laughter and the tears, and companionship and encouragement as we take care of our families and our homes.

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