Rise and Shine Discipline

When do you decide to be an adult and fix an issue? Only after the million and one time it screws you over, right? Right.

I’m the person who sets seven alarms in the morning for fear of not hearing them. I’m also the person who sets an alarm fifteen minutes before I should wake up, just so I can be happy I can sleep a little longer. And then, I have multiple alarms set minute by minute. I like to name my alarms, too. A while back they used to be aggressive messages, telling me to get my butt outta bed. And now? Now they include hearts and the word “love” as I try to take care of my mind and remind myself gently to get my butt into gear. Spoiler: neither work.

However, my new phone has been giving me multiple issues, including the volume not working properly. So after sleeping through my alarm every single morning this week, and then being an hour late to work, I decided to be an adult and buy a digital alarm clock. The last time I had a digital clock was when I was in high school, I believe. Sometime after that, I let my phone have too much control.

Problem with the alarm clock? It only gives me one alarm, which means, I need to actually get out of bed. This means that I need to rewire my brain on how it gets up in the morning. One alarm means up and out. Setting it across the room will force me out of bed. It’ll be more of a hassle to reset the alarm for a later time, that I’ll have to get up. Snooze isn’t an option, snooze forever gives me anxiety. The biggest thing that scares me is sleeping through the alarm, believing that another will go off in due time. Luckily, I have all weekend to screw up before I get myself back to work in the early morning on Monday.

But it’s a new month, new beginnings, and long due for a change in my schedule. As I’ve just added more to my plate than I have time for, let’s hope that this new found schedule aids in my productivity! I’ve always wanted to be a morning person, besides, having time for hot coffee in the morning is far more relaxing than chugging it down when I have time babysitting.

Rise and shine, discipline!

What are your tips for getting up early and remaining awake?

P.S. blogs will get more exciting once I have time this weekend to prep material! Until then, enjoy my mundane life!

Chelsea Lauren

Chelsea Lauren is addicted to drinking coffee, writing in cafes, and walking the beach. A New York native, she recently moved to Melbourne, FL and found having conversations with her character’s on the beach is the perfect cure to writer’s block. To learn more about her, check out “About Me.” Her debut novel, Underneath the Whiskey, is now available on Amazon.

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