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koibito_k8 is doing 35 things including…

go to bed on time

8 cheers


koibito_k8 has written 9 entries about this goal

Bedtime: 10pm

This week I’ve been trying to get into bed at 10pm. Monday night I failed but since then I’ve been doing pretty good. Last night I was in bed at 10pm but didn’t actually start trying to sleep until 11pm so that wasn’t ideal.

I’ve noticed that at work I’ve been feeling less tired though which is awesome.

The only shitty thing about going to bed at 10pm is that my man sometimes doesn’t get home from work until 11pm so I kind of miss my evening catch up with him if I have already fallen asleep.

Let's get it done

I really want to mark this goal off as achieved so I’m going to set a little challenge for myself. From what I’ve heard it only takes 21 days to make (or break) a habit. So, if for 21 days in a row I can get up out of bed every morning when my alarm goes off without having to hit snooze once then I’ll mark this goal as complete.

Weekday alarm: 6:30am.

Weekend alarm? Not sure about that yet. I’m tempted not to set one at all for the weekends because I do enjoy a sleep in. Maybe 8:30am? I’ll think about that one.

Slowly catching on

Well I think I’m finally getting into the hang of this. I’ve started to leave my phone/alarm in a place where when it goes off my feet have to hit the ground to turn it off. And it’s been working. Today and yesterday morning I did hit snooze instead of immediately going to the bathroom, BUT I only snoozed once and then got up to shower. So I’m happy with how things are progressing.

Well well well...

Three holes in the ground.

So never did follow through with the “leave the phone by the computer” plan. But I have been doing my 750 words.

And on top of that I’ve been doing my FLYlady babysteps. Having these routines has really made my time in the morning more productive. I’ve been early or on time to work ever since I started with FLYlady. I’m still working on getting up as soon as my alarm goes off without pressing snooze, but at least I’ve got my morning routine down pat. :)


My alarm didn’t go off (or at least I didn’t hear it—no, I’m pretty sure it didn’t go off) AND I woke up at 6:40am thinking “hey, this feels like time to get up” and sure enough, look at the clock and it is time to get up. I’m going to count that as progress because a) I didn’t sleep in and b) I woke up only 10mins after the time I would like to get up, without any assistance.

Okaly dokaly

I have now decided I’m going to try out this website which I believe is most effective first thing in the morning. So…I’m going to set my alarm to 6:30am and leave my phone/alarm near the computer so that I literally have to get out of bed and walk over to the computer to turn it off. And then I will write my 750 words and then hopefully get on with my day.

Struggle Street

Why is this so difficult? It’s like my body rebels against my alarm by not getting up when it tells it to. Hmmm…I need a new strategy.

Woo hoo!

Last night I left my phone, which I use as my alarm, in the bathroom, which is right next to my bedroom. And so when the alarm went off I had to get up and go to the bathroom to turn it off…and then seeing as I was already up I had a shower!!


I shall repeat the same tonight.

Not going well...

Man…maybe it’s because it’s winter but this goal is not coming along well. I am now in the habit of turning off my alarm and then sleeping for another half hour.

It’s pretty cold in the mornings and I feel tired whenever my alarm goes off. Not refreshed at all.

I think I may need to exercise more so that I sleep better at night and can therefore get up earlier.

Thoughts anyone?

koibito_k8 has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.


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