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Old 01-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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What gets you up in the morning?

I mean literally. I just hit the alarm and sleep for another two hours, and I'm getting sick of it. I've tried placing a number of alarms around the house and getting up to turn them off, but I just return to slumberland. And before and hardcore people get in there first, yes, I have tried getting up through sheer force of will. It works about 40% of the time...

So has anyone got any particular tricks that get them straight out of bed and on with their lives?
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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I have two alarms, one near the bed that wakes me up with music, and one more that is located on my desk a few meters away. I have to light some lamps up and pull of the curtains to get some light in, maybe put on the computer to make some noise. That helps, but I'm not exactly a morning person so I might still lie in bed for a while.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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Not usually. I suck at getting up. Unless I'm getting some that day, that'll get me to wake up.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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Don't lay back down after you've been up to turn off the alarm you have cleverly located a relatively long distance away from your sleeping place.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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my alarm is irritating which always gets me up then i just open the curtains and wash my face.

dunno, a cup of tea helps too.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #6
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
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my alarm is irritating which always gets me up then i just open the curtains and wash my face.

dunno, a cup of tea helps too.

If I drink tea in the morning it makes me windy
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #8
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #10
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #11
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #12
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My brothers xbox is now in my room so the temptation to play skyrim usually gets me up, i dont actually leave the bed though
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #13
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fear of missing a game or falling asleep again and missing lunch

If it's something I really want to do then I'll be up as early as possible for it but if it isn't important or I don't like it then I can't get out of bed.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #14
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:04 PM   #15
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I think you can get an alarm app on your phone that makes you solve math problems before it shuts off. I always thought that was a good idea.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #16
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #17
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I'm the worst getter-upper ever. Just like you, I wake up to my alarm and then out for the count again. I've tried putting it across the room but what happens is I get up to turn it off but then it's ****ing freezing in my room so I say to myself "ah sure I'll just get under the covers for warmth", then I awake hours later.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #18
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I think you can get an alarm app on your phone that makes you solve math problems before it shuts off. I always thought that was a good idea.



I would actually break that if I couldn't solve it first try.

I'm an awful morning person, so I have no advice other than find yourself some routine to get into on days where you aren't doing anything. Exercise, music, work etc. Anything just to make you have to be up.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #19
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