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how to wake up on time?

Friday, May 08, 2009

i've been having some difficulty lately getting up on time! it's SO HARD to get up at 4am lately! this morning i did, but then i fell right back asleep! d'oh!

our routine is usually: up at 4, out of the house by 430, workout, home by 6, get ready for work, out of the house for work by 7:45. it works! lately i've been getting up at 6-630! arg!

so we're going to work on this, because for this program to work (starting monday!) i NEED my minutes! lol


What did I do towards my goal today?
--i dug deep to find out why i'm having trouble getting up on time and found that i'm stressed out at work and not drinking enough water.

--i researched some easy tweaks to my morning routine to get me up!

What did I learn today?
-- placing a mint flavored gum on or around your alarm so that when you get up to turn it off, you put it in your mouth will help to wake you. it is VERY difficult to sleep with something in your mouth and mint flavor can help with alertness.

--a b-complex vitamin supplement may help a person to establish (or change) a natural circadian rhythm (that's the daily rhythm for getting tired, waking up, getting hungry etc).

--drinking a bottle of water before bed can help. by the time your alarm goes off, you will probably have to use the bathroom and won't be able to go back to sleep comfortably.

What can I improve for tomorrow?
--use the tips i've learned!

Now, say something nice about yourself!
--i'm in a maroon boatneck sweater and lookin good :)
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  • TRECECOOKS
    I'm so delighted you are back and your tips are great!! I also love the format; I'd forgotten how helpful it can be. Thanks!! Have a great holiday weekend!
    4374 days ago
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  • ZIRCADIA
    WOW, you got some good tips to help you!!! :D Good luck!
    4389 days ago
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