How is it that some people simply bound out of bed the second the alarm goes off? I just cannot do that, I always want to roll over and snatch a few more minutes and because I do, I end up rushing around the house making sure I have everything and that the house is more or less straight before I go to work!
Why do I do this to myself!? I know that some people are morning people, but is this sheer habit or do they genuinely spring out of bed ready to face the day? Can I teach myself this habit? Or is my bed always going to be too warm and snuggly, tempting me to stay and snooze!?
In the summer is it not quite so bad because the sunlight wakes me up (so much so that I have put up blackout curtains!), but in the winter I find it practically impossible to get up - it is dark and cold and the bed is warm and the cat is cosily leaning against me, it just seems tooooo much to get up right there and then!
Getting up during the week is bad enough, but weekends are my bugbear - once again, I find it difficult to get out of bed, but then end up wasting the day and that does annoy me, but I just don't seem able to find the willpower to get out of bed!!! I really really must do better!
What can I do? Set up a heath robinson contraption that means that I have no choice but to get up? Train the cat to jump all over me until I get up? Set up a star chart with a treat at the end of it all as incentive? (hmm, I am not exactly five years old anymore!) If anyone has any ideas, I would be quite happy to listen!! Of course, Andy and Marielle would say that the best way of getting up early in the morning is to have children!! I think that Tom and Emily are regularly up at about 6am!! If nothing else would put me off ever having children - this would!! ;-)
By the way - Happy Birthday to Peter!