So, two months in and my method for getting out of bed is still working. A brief explanation – I set my first alarm to the radio at 6:05, and my second alarm at 6:15. I have to get up to give the cat medicine, otherwise I’m not sure this would work so well for me.
I’ve also instituted a Gold Star rating. On my Google Calendar I have an event set up and made the color gold. I just add a day to it every time I manage to get up like I want to. On days where I might falter a little, I get a Silver Star and change the color. And there are now two days where I didn’t give myself a star at all. So here’s my rundown:
59 Gold Stars
2 Silver Stars
2 Zero Stars
That first day with no stars was a holiday and I was off work, so it was outside of my normal schedule. I gave Reki her medicine and then I crawled right back in bed and fell asleep. Woke up around 8 without any kind of alarm clock going off and it was glorious! And yes, that is actually the word I thought when I woke up. The second day was this morning. I had been at a convention all weekend, and had a really crappy Saturday night/Sunday morning, so this morning the snooze button became my best friend.
Now that I have this one thing going well I’m starting to think about what I should tackle next. I’ve read on other blogs where people do a reboot and tackle four or five things they want to improve, but I’m not sure doing so much at once will work for me. I think I’ll pick one thing, and get that going in addition to the getting up early. And keep building from there.
Although I guess technically I’ve tackled two things already. As a bonus to my getting up early I decided to tack on doing French on Duolingo. I don’t feel that much more fluent in French yet, but it’s fun and I still enjoy the language.