tips for how to get up earlier when you aren't a morning person
remember that you don’t have to make drastic changes. start slowly, by waking just 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. get used to this for a few days. then cut back another 15 minutes. do this gradually until you get to your goal time. for me, my goal time every morning is 6am EST.
have a good reason to want to make this change. set something to do early in the morning that’s important. this might be something like exercising, checking email, studying, etc. this reason will motivate you to get up.
practical things to do:
if you use a physical alarm clock, put it in a physical space away from your bed. when it rings in the morning, this forces you up out of bed to turn it off.
never hit the snooze button on your alarm.
put your laptop and phone far away from your bed to charge at night.
get out of bed as soon as you turn your alarm clock off.
change out of your pajamas/the outfit you slept in asap.
be cautious about the naps you take; don’t overload on them as you are trying to make this change.
try a phone or desktop app that will make the transition to being awake easier for your brain to make.
benefits to waking up early:
waking up early correlates with better grades.
waking up early enhances your productivity.
waking up early gives you more time to exercise and/or study.
waking up early actually improves your quality of sleep.
waking up early helps you enjoy some quiet time before a busy day begins.
“Careful, Neris! I just finished that one, we don’t want to smudge it right away,” Vallera said, pushing the freshly painted mask to the side as she shifted to accommodate her daughter on her lap.
“Mamae, hahren said that I could be at the dance!”
“Did he, now? Then you need a mask, da’len.” She planted a quick kiss on the top of Neris’s head. “Do you remember hahren’s lessons about the gods?”
“Why?” Neris asked tentatively.
“Well, because for the wolf dance in the new year, the children wear masks of vallaslin. Which of the gods do you favor, hmm?” Vallera waited as Neris pouted and looked away from her eyes for a moment. “I’ll give you a hint. Do you favor like me, the flames of S…?”
“Yes! Good girl,” she said with a smile, “Or maybe the wings of D…?”
“Dirthamen, yes, like your…” Vallera looked over to the edge of the camp, where Neris’s father conversed with one of the lead hunters. “Your papae?”
“No.” Neris shook her head to the sides and Vallera laughed.
“So… what do we do?”
“I want to be a hunter!”
“Yes, I want to track down the Dread Wolf and defeat him like Sulanin!”
“Oh, to find Fen’Harel you’ll need the guidance of Ghilan’nain, but to defeat him you’ll need the blessing of Andruil,” Vallera paused, “So whose will it be, da’len?”
“Yes.” Neris smiled.
Vallera laughed at her child. “Alright, my love. Do you want to paint yourself?”
Neris nodded, amber eyes fixed on her own.
“Very well, let’s see what you come up with,” Vallera said, kissing her daughter’s cheek three times in quick succession, and handed Neris her painting brush.
My piece for @thedosianlny, featuring toddler Neris and her mamae, Vallera, Lavellan’s clan artisan, painting masks for the Dance of Fen’Harel, where the children don vallaslin masks and help the dream warrior Sulanin defeat the Dread Wolf.
ok but keith doesnt purr when they hug or cuddle, he makes that happy "mrrmph" sound cats make sometimes and he always blushes because hes embarrassed
what the fuck??? that’s MAD cute
and yeahh keith definitely gets embarrassed… especially the first time it slipped out. i imagine he’d just… freeze in place, eyes wide open when he pulls away and be like “uh,,, i didn’t mean to do that,,, idk what that was” meanwhile lance takes a sec to compose himself like:
IN CONCLUSION: lance doesn’t mind it one bit. (though he probably teases keith about it later on lmao)