Let’s not begin the story with the usual words ‘I get up at seven o’clock’. Ok? I’d rather say that my day begins right after the clock strikes twelve at midnight. So I go to sleep at around half past twelve or a little bit later (let’s say not later than 2 o’clock), then wake up and then do all the other things in their usual order.
Really I mostly get up at six-thirty a.m. on weekdays, when I have to go to the University or at eight-thirty at the weekend. I don’t like to sleep long even when I have enough time for it. Time spent on sleeping equals to mere waste of time for me.
I don’t like to be in a hurry, so I never sleep till the last moment, when it’s still possible not to be late for classes. I usually enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, thinking about something or mak-ing plans for the day. Sometimes I have to revise something for the University. I am a ‘lark’, not an ‘owl’, so I feel that my brain functions much better in the morning than in the evening (to say nothing of the evening or night hours).
I am keen on walking in any weather. So usually I go the University on foot, which takes me around forty-five minutes. The first period begins at 8.30 and finishes at 10. We usually have three or four periods a day, so I come home either at a quarter past two or at four o’clock. When it rains heavily, I take a bus.
We have short breaks at the university, though there is a long one, which lasts fifteen minutes, so the students can go to the canteen and have something for lunch. Sometimes I join my friends and go there; sometimes I don’t, when I am not really hungry.
I don’t like to get down to work at once, when I am finally at home. I can go for a walk, read or meet my friends or do something else. Watching a film is a good way to spend free time.
When my mind is free, I begin my preparation for the next day. The work goes faster and more effectively than right after classes. I usually don’t spend more than four hours on my tasks (of course, in case I don’t have to cram for the exams).
In the evening I have supper and take a shower.
I can’t fall asleep before midnight, so I have a little time for my hobbies, which include chess and programming. They both make me go to sleep late.
So this is my usual routine. It may be different on holidays, of course. The only thing I would change about it is the number of hours in a day – thirty-five would be quite okay.