Getting up early was my weakest link.
I wanted to get up and conquer my morning like a boss…. but I also had a very hard time physically waking myself up.
So I practiced it.
On a weekend when I had time…
I took a nap and set my alarm for 20 minutes.
I woke up tired and my body wanted more sleep but I practiced jumping out of bed, going to the restroom and brushing my teeth, putting on my tennis shoes and walking on my treadmill for 10 minutes.
When I was done,
I set my alarm.
Then I went back to sleep, for 30 minutes.
My alarm went off and I jumped out of bed, went into the bathroom and brushed my teeth, put on my tennis shoes and got on my treadmill.
Then I set my alarm…
did this 5 or 6 times.
I did it until it was automatic when my alarm went off.
I practiced waking up and jumping out of bed.
Going through the motions.
It was such a simple solution for a problem I had for almost 40 years- but it worked!
I still sometimes have trouble walking up.
But most days now, I jump out of bed, go into the bathroom and brush my teeth, put on my tennis shoes and then get on my treadmill.