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Morning Inertia

Posted by on July 29, 2014

Slowly drifting into consciousness, awakening into the safety and warmth of your blanket cocoon.
The shrill screeching of the cellphones alarm hurling digital profanities through the air at you.
The thought of work, meetings, the long week still ahead; all contributing to the paralysis stopping you from breaking free of your cocoon.
Slowly you start working up the courage to move with empty promises of “if you get up now, there is still time for breakfast…”

All you need is to overcome the inertia, to get moving, generate a little momentum.
If you can reach the shower, you’ll be ok till you get to the kettle.
If you can reach the kettle, there is coffee. Coffee is good. Coffee will help.
With coffee you should be able to keep the momentum, to make it to work, start the day.

But not today. Today is not going to happen.
The thought of a shower and coffee is not enough to overcome the inertia.
Rolling over and hitting the snooze button again, pulling the blanket over your head once more. “I just need 5 more minutes…”
Eyes close and thoughts blur into nothingness as the warm cocoon surrounds you and lulls you into a false sense of safety.

Digital profanities screech once again: you’re late for work, adrenaline!
Nothing like waking up with a shock to over come the inertia, to get moving quickly.
Blankets fly through the air, a rushed cold shower, no time for coffee, no time for breakfast.
Traffic. Cursing. Rushing. Running. Meetings. It’s Monday! The cycle begins again.

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