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To think waking up early will solve 99% of my problems!

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Gamechanger12e3 Tue 15-Jan-19 20:24:49

Someone please help me!
I am single handedly causing my own issues by sleeping in late EVERY MORNING!!

Due to me waking up late.. I'm late for work everyday meaning i always have to work late to make up my hours. This has a knock on affect to my evenings where banks/places are closed by the time i finish work so i have to wait for weekends to run errands. My work is very flexible so they don't care too much.

I always looks like SHIT at work because i literally roll out of bed, into clothes and out the door! Which affects my self esteem!!

I can't arrange morning meetings/appointments because i know I wont wake up on time.

My weekends i wake up super late so waste half the day in bed. Ffs!! I only have a few hours during the day to carry out all my errands!!

I've always been this way. Since a child. I used to be late for school everyday and constantly reprimanded.

I don't know why!! I've been tested by the GP and everything has come back fine. Ive tried going to bed super early/late/reasonable hour. Nothing works!! I've tried setting several alarms on both my phone and manual alarm.. I sleep through them all!!

I think its learnt behaviour. My mother is exactly the same and was always late. She was self employed so never really had consequences for this. She sleeps until noon most days!! Our household was a 'night owl' household. We'd all be awake until early hours despite given bedtimes and then late every morning.

I don't know what to do!! Its ruining my life!! How do i change?? Has anyone else ever suffered the same?!!

If i could just wake up at a reasonable hour 99% of my issues could be resolved!!

How do i discipline myself?!

Has anyone else ever suffered this? Its not normal!! I piss myself off!! I cant rely on myself to do anything morning related which cuts out half my days!!

Someone please advise or give me a kick up the @**!!

rubymaster Thu 17-Jan-19 13:31:23

I highly recommend the power of habit book by Charles Duhigg, if you don’t want to read the whole thing you can get some very short summaries online. But I think a key thing is that when you have a really strong habit, you often need more than just willpower to change it.

Wavescrashingonthebeach Thu 17-Jan-19 18:40:52

On the note of early risers getting the shops when they are quiet.. so do us owls smile i will only go ikea or primark the last hour before they close of an evening to browse in peace.. then no traffic coming home!

Same with supermarkets- get all the reduced items later on too haha

speakout Thu 17-Jan-19 18:51:49

I guess you do get the reduced stuff in the supermarket in the evening.

I prefer the fresh produce and bread straight from the oven in the morning.

PineapplePower Fri 18-Jan-19 11:55:34

I love the wee hours of the night. I’m very productive and do my best work at night. (I work in media though, night owls are definitely more common in my line of work)

I’ve always found it hard to get up, but manage (barely) when I need to. My DH is a lark though, so I get really annoyed when he’s barely functioning at 9pm and I’m ready to go out!

But I’m always the unreasonable one ....

OP could you run errands during your lunch hour? That’s when I did everything, because most places were closed when I got off work too. I also try to automate as much as possible all that busy work you need to do in life; it’s good practice whether or not you are an early riser

Woohoo1 Fri 18-Jan-19 11:59:55

If you sleep through all those alarms what would happen if your smoke alarm went off in the night!? It doesn’t bear thinking about

speakout Fri 18-Jan-19 17:14:53

I like to see the world I am living in, not live life by artifiial light.

To sleep away half the day when the sun is up seems such a waste, especially in the winter months when daylight is in short supply anyway.

I would far rather live by sunlight than artificial light.

HappyStripper Fri 18-Jan-19 18:41:10

@speakout
You seem very intent on proving that mornings are better. Really everyone is different and either one has pros and cons. You’re going to miss out on something either way as you can’t just not sleep so it’s really a pointless argument especially as it’s not helping the thread with tips on waking up in any way.

Ncobvs Fri 18-Jan-19 20:40:25

Does it irritate anyone else when the op doesn't come back?

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