The 5 Stages Of Morning…

If you have ever read anything on serious illness, loss or grief you have likely heard of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Kübler-Ross introduced the Five Stages of Grief a few decades ago.  The stages are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.  Kübler-Ross’ model has been heavily critiqued over time, but it is still frequently referenced.

There have a number of variations on the Kübler-Ross model.  One of my Facebook friends (Hal Newman) recently posted the best variation I have ever seen.   Hal’s version addressed the five stages of morning that his wife experiences.

The Five Stages of Morning:

1. Denial – “This can’t be morning. I just went to sleep.”

2. Anger – “Why me? Why do I have to get up at this ferkucked hour?”

3. Bargaining – “Just five more minutes, please if…”

4.  Depression – “Aaaaugh. I’m so depressed. It’s raining & it’s morning.”

5.  Acceptance – “Okay, I guess I’m up now. Better get on with the rest of the day.”

Perhaps Kübler-Ross can adopt the above model instead…not too much to argue with there.  I think a lot of us can verify the accuracy of the 5 stages of morning.  Thank you Hal for introducing the new improved Kübler-Ross model. 😉

One thousand thirty-one of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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