No, I’m not about to go “Star Trek” all over the blog… I’m talking about a much more mundane paradox than anything Kirk and company ever got involved in. My problem, quite simply, is this:
When I wake up early, I leave for work late.
I do this with a large degree of consistency, and it makes very little sense. A modest understanding of time and math will tell you that waking up earlier should make it easier for me to get out the door on time, being that I have more time to do the things I need/want to do. But probably about 90% of the time the actual effect is the opposite. I wake up 30 minutes, or an hour, or 2 hours ahead of the alarm clock, and the next thing I know, I’m looking at the clock and I should be on my way out the door, possibly several minutes ago, and I’m not even dressed yet.
One thing I could do to help this would be to alter my morning routine so that getting dressed is the first thing I do, rather than next-to-last… but that wouldn’t stop me from being late, it would just make me less-so. A solution would probably be “don’t start playing on the computer”, but then what do I do? Go to work 30-120 minutes early? Not really liking that solution. Second alarm clock, that tells me when I need to start heading downstairs? Ugh. There’s got to be a better way, right?
Anybody else have this problem? Or a solution to it?