I neglected this for a long time, but it seems the goal is developing on its own. Now that my boyfriend I live together, I wake up every morning with him when he gets up for work. Sometimes I fall back to sleep, but a lot of mornings I just stay up. Additionally, the new puppy gets the wiggles some mornings, and that often affects my ability to sleep in late.
I got up at 8:30 this morning with no alarm, nothing to do, nowhere to go…So I suppose that’s progress.
I’m now having to get up “early” (around 9 a.m.) twice a week for classes, which is helping me make the tiniest bit of progress on this goal. The work aspect is tricky, and there isn’t much I can do to change that. There will always be 3-5 nights each week where I will be working until as late as midnight (usually off a bit earlier…between 10:30 and 11:30 generally). After work my body seems to need a significant amount of time to relax, regroup, and let go of work things before bedtime. It keeps me up rather late.
On a more positive note, I’ve found myself waking up occasionally before my alarm goes off. The problem is convincing myself to get out of bed. I woke up this morning several times, but slept in until noon because I didn’t really have anything I had to do until later in the evening. I’m going to need to find a way to motivate myself into getting up and being productive when I wake up.
I’m concerned that my work schedule is partially what is preventing me from being productive in this goal (that, combined with my tendency to stay up late on my nights off). I work long hours and am usually not home until between 11 p.m. and midnight, and then I seem to need a lot of time to wind down. I either need to come up with a method to use to relax and sleep more efficiently, or I need to put this goal on the back burner until I have a different lifestyle.
I’m up late again tonight. This is becoming quite a trend, and the thought of getting up early seems practically impossible. Perhaps I will make more of an effort tomorrow night. I need to have a bedtime routine that is more efficient. I don’t really need to be up this late playing online…
I’m thinking that this goal can be combined with my yoga goal. In theory, I could get up and do a yoga session right away. The whole getting up part is tricky (the yoga hasn’t been going very well either). I think I need something to motivate me to get out of bed in the morning, but I don’t know what that could be. I can’t think of much that competes with sleeping in. Additionally, I need to be in bed at a reasonable hour. It’s nearly 3 a.m., and I’m still up…