Adventures in waking up early, continued

So for the past 3 weeks or so I have been waking up between 5 AM and 10 AM. I’ve finally trained myself to wake up and stay up when my alarm goes off. But, it only works if it’s a certain song being blasted out of my computer speakers. I still don’t wake up to my normal alarm clock and there’s been two or three days out of the 3 or so weeks that I’ve slept in. Last night, for example, I only set my alarm clock, too lazy to setup the alarm on the computer. So this morning I apparently turned it off in my sleep and slept until about 12:30 PM.

Lesson: once you have a way you can wake up early, stick to it.

I’m pretty excited though about this whole waking up early thing. I can now set my alarm for whenever I want and I know I will wake up. That is, as long as it’s that one song on my computer.

The song is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” by Sufjan Stevens, on his Songs for Christmas album. Go figure.

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  1. Beth I found an article on training yourself to get up on time, but I never tried it out. I prefer sleeping in and feeling guilty about it later.
  2. Ryan

    HAHAHA! “I prefer sleeping in and feeling guilty about it later.”

    I read that article quite a while ago, and fully intended to try it, but never got around to it.

  3. Hunter Why do so much about it? Just get yourself an alarm clock that will get you up on time.
  4. Ryan

    The real problem isn’t getting an alarm that will wake me up, I have lots of those. I used to sleep through just about anything, but now I’ll wake up to just about any alarm clock. The hard part is not just turning it off and getting back in bed. Most people don’t understand how anyone can get up, walk across their room, turn off anywhere from 1 to 40 alarms and get back in bed. Less people understand how anyone could push snooze on several alarms for 5 hours.

    The alarm isn’t the problem, it’s my bad habit that’s the problem. :)

  5. Wake Up Early It’s all about music you love…