Read the introduction at http://bramdemoor.blogspot.com/2009/12/acknowledging-bad-sleeping-habits-step.html
Since the day I posted that sad story about struggling to get out of bed in the morning, I took action.
This is the new way my day starts: My stereo system wakes me up for about 50% most of the mornings. Nothing new about that; in the old scenario, this was the point where I turned over again to start snoozing for a very long time. Now, it's just a final warning that allows me to turn over one last time and prepare for the upcoming horror...
Because there's no escape anymore; every night, I put my cell phone on maximum volume on the other end of the room. Even though I really love my warm bed, the TITITITITI-sound of my cell phone alarm is just so annoying that I can't do anything but jump out of bed and turn the damn thing off. So there I stand, fully awake before 7 a.m. Now that's what I call a "brute force" technique!
Let's make that my first official good intention for 2010: keeping up this new habit :-)
And if I fail, I'll install one of these: