Question from a reader -
Awesome post! Do you have any advice regarding actually waking up? I’ve been struggling with this problem for a while now.
In the period between when the alarm goes off and me actually waking up, I’m a completely different person. I have mental battles like “I should get more sleep so I’m not as tired for my day *SNOOZE*, etc, *SNOOZE* etc, *SNOOZE* and when I actually wake up I beat myself up.
I set multiple alarms but my “other self” turns them all off.
Do you have any suggestions to overcome this problem?
There's no perfect advice, but the following all help:
*Set 3 or 4 alarms if you can (easy on an iPhone)
*Change the "tone" on your alarm somewhat regularly (every 3-6 months), if possible
*Have something you need to do immediately scheduled - like a phonecall or Skype call
*Have a morning routine you spring into right away
*Don't sleep in a room that's too cold
*Plan your next day the night before
*Get enough sleep in general