It’s been two weeks since this whole thing kicked off, and I feel that the process has been awesome. Usually I have to really struggle and commit to finding the reasons to stay awake, the motivation to do things that require effort while I should be sleeping, and to not just collapse into bed around 2 AM every morning.
When oversleeping is the worst thing and the self control needed to keep the pattern up is close to 100%, so many other things fall to the wayside. Diet, exercise, proper parenting, being a good husband, these are all sacrificed to the process of acclimation. This time has been different. I feel like I’ve got extra time, the same motivation, and a reasonable outlook. If I can make it to the 2-3 hours of sleep per day mark, I’ll be ecstatic, but for now, I’m really pleased with the 4-5 hours a day I’ve been averaging.
The best thing about this time is how little I want to stop. After two weeks, I’m usually at the stage where I wonder if acclimation will ever end. I’m a little tired today, but it’s completely manageable.