I'm not really a morning person. I've always struggled to get out of bed when the alarm goes off, and I'll hit snooze over and over again. I would set multiple alarms hoping that one would be the magic one, but when I'm all comfy in bed it's easy to convince myself that I can sleep for just a few more minutes.
So I changed my tactic. I now have two single alarms - one on my phone that rings first, and the other on my iPad which rings 5 minutes later.
I keep my iPad on the other side of the room. When my phone alarm goes off in the morning, I know that I've got 5 more minutes before I need to get up to turn off the iPad alarm. The first alarm is my buffer.
I also set my alarm for the latest possible time that I can get up. Instead of trying to get up early and be all productive, I just set my alarm as late as I reasonably can. This means that when I stumble out of bed to turn off that annoying noise, I know that there's no way I can have 'just 5 more minutes of sleep.'
I've been doing this for a week so far, and I've been getting up on time without fail. This is a huge achievement for me!
I plan on gradually turning my alarm back a few minutes at a time to get up a little bit earlier each day. I'm just taking it slowly though, I don't want to push my luck!
It is really nice to not be in such a rush in the mornings anymore.
Are you a morning person, or do you love to snooze? What tricks do you use to get out of bed on time?