Waking up ridiculously early comes much easier when there’s a reason to get out of bed.
I had expected as such, but I still ambitiously tried to accustom myself to the morning hours by setting an alarm this past weekend. Well, Friday and Saturday at least. After miserably failing to keep myself awake (going back to sleep Fri on accident and Sat by choice), I didn’t even bother to set an alarm yesterday.
The day before school started, my mom would always take us out to breakfast- give us a reason to get dressed, get the blood flowing. Without an aim, purpose, one can easily find herself in my position Saturday morning, around 4:30ish (am), at least metaphorically, saying:
Ok. Um… now what. 10:30. 5:30 6:30 3 4 5 6 ok, so 6 hours until I need to be somewhere. There is absolutely no logical reason whatsoever that I should be awake right now. So much for that idea (*snoring commences)
We need a sense of direction before getting into the vehicle. Getting in (up) and starting the engine with no idea as to which way to turn can lead to idling and the feeling that we’re just wasting gas, and the engine is promptly turned off again. I generally am a morning person and believe waking up a few minutes earlier won’t hurt most, but there needs to be a plan.
If you don’t like the way you spend your mornings, you may suffer the problem of waking up without getting up. A good morning routine can help remedy that. It’s important to have something to look forward to that makes you eager to get out of bed (http://www.stevepavlina.com/)
It’s not just about mornings though.
Time slips away so easily and it’s a shame. So much of it could be grasped onto and spared, used, valued. Don’t fool yourself into thinking it’s not worth anything.