Wakey wakey

I am one of those people who has three alarms to get up.  I have one at 6 am, 6.30 am and the last one at 7 am. And all those are configured only for weekdays. Weekends, I get up when I care to wake up 😉

I wasn’t always like this. I used to be an early bird when it was the only way to get hot water in a ladies hostel and of course when I was studying. One of my colleagues used to ask me to take time management classes because I used to go to office by 8.30 am and be back to the hostel at 5.30 pm and get all my work done on time too. No working on weekends either. And then life changed. I changed. I wasn’t in hostels anymore. And most importantly, I got older and wiser to make use of the work from home option 😛 and my colleague keeps pointing that out every chance he gets.

It was funny to see this video with some tips to wake up at 5 am. I have no clue why it was in my recommended list anyway.

Because nowadays, I don’t need any of these. Irrespective of the three alarms I still have on my phone, I wake up early (not necessarily get up from the bed, though) because I have got a husband who is an early riser. He is wide awake at 5.00 am and since I am a very light sleeper I know when he starts listening to his radio by 5.15 am. His early waking habit does come in handy when I have to be somewhere by 8 am or so. I don’t have to get up earlier than 6 am to switch on the water heater 😉 All is ready for me by that time. I don’t have a thing to complain and don’t need any tips either, but thanks anyways, YouTube 🙂

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Some Tips and Tricks

Without making any excuses, let me confide in you that my writing skills are very bad. Especially my grammar. When I started following Grammarly in Twitter, because of all those fun quotes they publish, I found out that they had a Chrome extension which can help me with my posts. At least the free version (I ain’t rich to keep paying for all these tools, you know) does the basic checks and points me that something is wrong and to some extent makes sure to fix the spelling mistakes. If you buy it, I guess it will do a lot more. But then I can fix some when I know where the problem is. So, in case if you are interested, you need to click here for the Grammarly site, click here for the Chrome extension to be added (and make sure to enable it too).

Here is an image of how it actually points out the mistakes in a post (i.e. if you use chrome to type your posts, as I usually do)


Here is another tip, which I found out just yesterday.

If you have an android smartphone (not sure from which version of android this is applicable though, because I have the Lollipop version) and it is locked and if you want to use the flashlight for immediate purposes, you don’t have to unlock your phone to do that (which is what I used to do). You can just write V on top of the screen and lo behold the flashlight is on. Similarly type O for camera. But for this to work without unlocking your phone, you should have enabled the Gestures options in your settings. Here is a screenshot of my phone’s settings. When I found it out yesterday, had fun playing with it.

Hope these tips help you too.