Didn’t sleep till 11pm last night, but waking up wasn’t too difficult. Alarm went off at 5:00 am, and I felt like sleeping in, but after checking email, and keeping my mind running, I felt that getting up was better than to stay in bed.
The weekend is here, I’ll try getting some good rest in, to start week 3 strong.
Probably the easiest of all the previous days. The alarm went off at 5 and I felt like I was going back to sleep, but I kept my mind awake while waiting for my body to wake up.
What I mean by saying ‘keeping my mind awake’ is that I kept my mind thinking about things rather than having it drift away. I also checked email which helped me keep my mind on things other than sleep.
The night before, I had dinner around 6:30 pm and didn’t have anything else which may also have contributed to the ease of rising early.
Tomorrow is Friday, I’d love to finish strong this week!
Goal was to sleep at 10pm the night before. I was able to get into bed at 10, but not able to sleep.
Having the window open, there was still a lot of noise from cars/people up and about. Was able to go to sleep around 11.
Had dinner around 9:30, which may have contributed to not being able to sleep. Dinner was very light, mostly vegetables.
Waking up was extremely difficult, groggy and heavy. Ended up sleeping in for another hour after the alarm went off.
Maybe due to rest of the weekend, it was fairly easy to get up this morning. After the alarm rang, I stayed in bed for about 10min checking email, etc. It would be better to get out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off to ward off sleep. Went for a run around 6:00 am.
It’s only been the first week, and I already feel that waking up early is quite the task. Although I’ve improved about 30 min from when I first started, I was expecting a little more. Not a big surprise considering I’ve never been able to wake up early.
Ok, the weekend is coming, time to rest up and start strong on Monday.
Couldn’t sleep at all the night before. Mind still racing at 12am. Alarm went off at 5:00 am, but there was no way I was able to get up. Slept in and feel better today. Will go to the gym early tonight and will attempt at 5:00 am again tomorrow.
It was slightly more difficult to wake up than yesterday. Because my body is used to sleeping close to 1:00 am, I was not able to sleep last night till past 12:30am. Since I woke up at 6:15 am, I hope that I’ll be tired by the time ~11:00 pm hits.
Right as the alarm went off, I had turned it off unconsciously. After a few minutes, I noticed that the alarm clock might have gone off, so I checked the time. 6:00 am. It’s not 5:00 am, but much better than my usual 8:00 – 8:10 am routine, so I consider this a ‘semi-success.’
I tell myself, ‘I can,’ then when the alarm rings, I tell myself “I can’t.”
I have to wake up earlier
I read motivational literature and tell myself “I can wake up early” then I read studies on night owls and tell myself, “Maybe I can’t wake up early.”
I have to wake up earlier.
Waking up early has been an Achilles heel for me ever since I can remember. Throughout school, and into my career, I’ve been held back in life because I have had such a hard time waking up early enough to get to school/work. To some, waking up at 8:00 am, or even 7:00 am isn’t a problem, but for a night owl like me, waking up at 8:00 am is a battle against everything ‘me.’ When the alarm rings, my mind says ‘no,’ then I ask my body if its ready to wake up and I get the answer ‘no way!’
I’ve been asked questions such as, “If it’s so difficult to wake up, why not look for a job that fits your schedule?” In fact, I’ve worked many nights and into the early morning as a photography editor in Hollywood. Although the late work schedule satisfied my biological clock, sleeping during the day while the world is awake, makes it difficult to complete everyday responsibilities, because by the time I’m ready to go, everyone is sleeping! But more than anything, I ‘want’ to become an early riser.
I’ve tried to wake up early many times, all ending in failure. Setting multiple alarm clocks, having friends call me, sleeping in an uncomfortable position, turning on the lights, keeping the lights on while I sleep, blaring the radio with the bass turned way up. Nothing had worked to this point, but I am still determined, determined to become an early riser!
My goal is to consistently wake up at 5:00 am on weekdays within a month.
I will name this project as ‘Project Early Bird’ and chronicle my successes and failures as I work to become an early bird. Welcome, and enjoy the show.