…you have something exciting to work on.
I woke up at 4:45 this morning thinking about a problem I encountered while repairing a vintage stereo receiver. The receiver currently has sound only coming from the left channel instead of the right.
I posted a question on an audio forum last night and then went to bed early without any answers instead of staying up late trying to force the issue. This morning I woke up early thinking about the problem again, checked my phone and saw someone suggest that I go back and check my work thoroughly for issues specifically on two capacitors.
My first thought was, “I’ll look at that tonight when I get home from work”, but of course my brain was telling, “Get out of bed now and go figure it out!”. I rolled out of bed and in less than 15 minutes found the issue, fixed it and now it plays great.
I’m at an age where I enjoy going to bed early, often around 9:30 pm. Even though I have plenty of hobbies and interests that can keep me up later, I usually feel myself tiring out by 9:30 and just crawl into bed with a book. But I also like to sleep in and even though I say I’m going to get up earlier to do something (hi exercise), I usually stay in bed until the last minute.
This morning, having something exciting to work on showed me that maybe leaving a project unfinished the night before, as I start to get tired, will give me the encouragement to get up earlier in the mornings and tackle it before heading off to work.