How To Get Out of Bed In The Morning
1. No snooze buttons, ever. Snooze buttons prolong your torture. They train you to hate waking up. They force you to pull yourself out of the swampy delicious realm of sleep over, and over, and over again, like the masochist you are. Get an alarm without a snooze button, and put it out of reach if necessary.
2. Put a very warm robe right next to your bed, so that the dread of freezing your ass off isn’t added to the dread of facing your day.
3. Get plenty of sleep. Somehow I never put this together when I was younger, but getting out of bed is much, much easier when you’re sleeping enough. (No, ample napping will not do the trick.)
4. Don’t go to bed very late every single night. Sleeping from 10-6 a.m. feels a million times better than sleeping from 2-10 a.m. Those are not quality sleeping hours. The earlier you go to bed (not every night, but most of the time), the more rested you’ll feel in general, and the less you’ll struggle in the morning.
5. Get a coffee maker with a timer on it.
6. Set your alarm so that you wake up earlier, not later. If you give yourself the minimum possible time to get ready, you’ll associate getting ready with panic and failure, and you’ll never want to get out of bed. Instead, leave extra time, sip your coffee, take a hot shower, and relax your way into the day.
7. Think really hard about what it would mean to flunk out of college. Imagine that alarm means you’re late to your job flipping burgers, instead of just late for class. You really want to land there, just because you didn’t get enough sleep at night? That would fucking suck. Get serious about your schedule and your life and don’t let that happen.