This weekend was a wipeout for this goal: both days I got up around 2pm, which is shocking. I’m aware that there is a time that I make the decision to go back to bed at – the alarm on the bookcase on the other side of the room causes me to actually have to get up… And then, I go back to bed!
I don’t know if part of it is not having enough stuff to do that makes get tony up worth it, or if I’m genuinely in need of the sleep. Maybe if I schedule in unavoidable time commitments I would be better able to get up. Oh well, it’s a work in progress :) 1 week ago
This has been a well thought out idea for most people especially when there is Time Management issue. Yes…! Here, most people ask this seeming question – how do i appropriate the time to accomplish the numerous items on the schedule?
It is really interesting when one ask this all important question! The essence of this, is that it has been reiterated that the identification of a problem makes it half-way solved. From the foregoing,it is obvious that when there are many things competing for the limited time, the available options left would certainly include plans on how to Get-up-on-time so as to meet up with the scheduled assignment. This, though, will depend on the significance of the items on the agenda. In any case, time management has been an issue; hence prudent time appropriation to match the schedule should not be overemphasized. 1 week ago
I got up at 6:20. Hoping to get to 6:10 and keep doing it for at least a month. 2 weeks ago
I want to get up on time so I am not late places. Also, I would have a better day and less stress. Finally I would not have to speed. 2 weeks ago
Today, something weird and wonderful happened. I woke up before my alarm! OK, so my alarm was set to 11am, so it wasn’t exactly an EARLY rise, but it’s a start. I can’t remember the last time I woke up before my alarm. I was beginning to think that I would sleep on forever if I didn’t have an alarm clock to blare at me. I’m on a lot of medication, and some of it makes me so sleepy that I reckon it would be easy just to keep slumbering on. Never mind reckoning, that’s EXACTLY what generally happens! Unfortunately, the same medication also helps me keep my general shit together, so it’s a necessary evil.
Tonight, I wanted to start making concrete game plans for all the goals in my list. This one is simultaneously one of the simplest (i.e. most straightforward) and most difficult goals I have.
Let’s get S.M.A.R.T. about this:
Specific: I want to get up when my alarm clock goes off the first time. (That might be 6.00am in the week, and 9.00am at latest at the weekend). I want to get up on time EVERY DAY.
Measurable: I will be able to tell if I have succeeded based on what time I get up at, and whether or not I snooze the alarm. I am going to keep a record of the times I get up in my diary, so I can see if I am achieving my goal.
Attainable: This is attainable. I am able to get up at a specific time when the need is great enough (i.e. I’ll be in trouble if I don’t get moving!).
Relevant: This will open up vast swathes of time that I can use to segue more peacefully into the day, and allow me time to work on goals. It will also help support good mental health by fostering solid routines.
Time-bound: I want to have achieved this goal by 22nd March 2014.
Ok, so let’s get started! 2 weeks ago
新年頑張ります。 1 month ago
Had to take care of an elderly relative 24-7 for nine days in hospital. Not enough sleep and what sleep I got was constantly interrupted by her need for help. I am very glad I did it (I’ve done it for her before on three other occasions) but I didn’t realize that because I’m now eleven years older than I was the last time we did this
- and that time she slept through the night every night - that I would pay dearly for the sleep deprivation.
I woke up today at 4 pm, but for the first day in 2.5 weeks, I felt fairly rested.
I’m determined to go to sleep at 10 and get up when my alarm goes off. I know if I can get one night of regularly-scheduled sleep I can get back to normal. 1 month ago
I’m so very guilty of this. I snooze my alarm clock over and over, and end up rushing into the day feeling like I’m constantly catching up. Worse, at the weekends, I frequently sleep in very late (1-2pm) and consequently feel like I’ve wasted the day.
So, this goal is to get up on time, when the alarm goes off the first time, so I have plenty of time to get up and have a shower and get ready for the day. And yes, that includes the weekends too! A little long lie is permitted, but not past 10am. Deal? 1 month ago
its hard but worth trying hard… 1 month ago
I need several alarm clocks, and a boyfriend who’s willing to dump a glass of cold water directly into my face. Or something else equally awful. Maybe an alarm clock with one of those cartoon boxing gloves attached, that will punch me awake.
Or an alarm clock that blares Christian radio stations. If I died, and someone at my funeral started up with the preachy-shit, I would wake up, climb out of my coffin, and zombie-eat their stupid, bible-loving face off.
So yeah. Cold water in the face, an alarm clock that punches me awake, or one that yells Jesus shit at me until I break it.
I’m a night person. Fuck you. 1 month ago
I woke up on time today! I woke up 12 in the afternoon instead of at 2pm. It is very easy for me to sleep in and wake up late, when i’m finished school and don’t yet have a job.
I managed to wake up at 12 in the afternoon, because I set my alarm clock for 10am. I would have been up by 10am. but it was too cold in the house even with my heat jacked all the way upto high. So I slept for another 2 hours, but finally woke up.
Today I was the first person to wake up in my house! YAY :D
instead of the last! 2 months ago