How do I turn myself into a morning person? I know the ways in which I should train myself into a morning person. I know why I should become a morning person, namely, getting to work in a timely and not panic attack-inducing fashion. But I just cannot get myself to go to sleep early enough so that waking up early is not a constant battle.
I would like to be able to get up early enough to work out in the mornings. The way things stand now, and historically speaking, I am lucky I have time to jump in the shower in the mornings before work. Please don't look at my legs because they will not be smooth, but more on the bristly side.
I like to go on the computer after Lilly is in bed and do all my farmville and cityville stuff. (It's all right; you can laugh at me.) I like to exercise and/or watch a little TV before I settle in for the night. i don't do all things every night. I blog. Sometimes I like to read. This is not even including the usual evening chores: dinner dishes, breakfast/lunch for the next day, get clothes ready, laundry maybe. I cannot even begin to fathom doing household chores on school nights, as much as I would like to. I think about mopping the kitchen floor after she is in bed. That's as far as that goes.
There have been periods of my life during which I forced myself to wake up early to exercise before work. I loved doing it early because I was more likely to get it done, I ate better the rest of the day and I felt very energized all day. Plus I would be so tired early in the evening that I would actually go to bed and fall asleep earlyish.
So meanwhile I have been writing about going to sleep early as the clock ticks on. Maybe if I reward myself... 1 pedicure for 5 nights of early to bed and the consequential 5 days of early to rise. hmmm.....I might be onto something...