I'm setting this post to be for yesterday even though I didn't write it yesterday. I wrote it today, which isn't the day this post appears under. ha!
So this morning I woke up for some unknown reason at 6:30 AM! 6:30! I jumped out of bed, sat down infront of the computer and moved the mouse to bring the monitor to life. I then thought "What the HECK am I DOING?!" and promptly got back in bed. Lucky for me the monitor was actually turned off so I didn't get sucked in by it's light upon moving the mouse.
Whew. That was too close.
So here are my useful tips for waking up early:
- Go to bed before 3 PM. That way you're bound to wake up really early the next day (if you manage to sleep into the next day at all).
- Give up! Nevermind, this isn't exactly a tip.
- Tell yourself you're going to sleep until 5 PM the next day (don't do this if you go to sleep before 3 PM) and then when you wake up at noon you'll feel like you woke up early!
I'm a genius!
Update 06/17/05: Okay for real... go to bed at least 7 hours before you want to get up, be determined, don't get down on yourself if you fail, set like 5 alarm clocks to go off really really loud each about 5 minutes apart, when you get up do not get back into bed no matter how tired you are. Jump right out of bed the minute the alarm goes off, do not lay there contemplating whether or not you should quit your job to sleep a few extra minutes. Most likely, it's not worth it. You may feel like utter crap for a good 10 minutes or more, but it does actually go away... most of the time.
Update 06/26/06: See this post: Waking up when the alarm goes off.