I'm naturally more of a morning person than a night person, but I still struggle getting up. I could make excuses and say that it's different getting up at 4:30 to 5:00--that most college kids are lucky to roll out of bed by 7--but that's beside the point. What does it matter when the alarm clock goes off, if I don't get out of bed when it does?
In interests of learning to get up, I read an article the other day about how to make yourself a morning person. This particular person said that one thing that made them into an early bird was being part of a certain yoga group that met every morning at 6 a.m. In order to get to work after the yoga meeting, this person had to learn to get up early and function at that time!
So I started thinking about what would get me up early. I came up with a bunch of things that wouldn't. . .
- Not school--if I desperately have to get school done, I will get up, but with my new techniques of hitting it hard over the weekend to wipe out a good chunk of routine activities, I don't usually desperately have to get it done.
- Not exercise--when I'm half-asleep in bed, exercise is the last thing I want to do!
- Not my animals--though animals would get me out of bed, I don't have any at the moment that really require that.
- Not worship. Ow. But it's true. Worship does not motivate me to get up earlier. This is a problem.
(To be continued. . . )