Are you old enough to know The Jetsons, I wonder? Most are, surely.
I’m not after the groovy little space-sedan.
I’m not even in it so much for the robot house keeper – although I would certainly NOT turn her away …
I want the bed that tips you out when you need to get up, stands you up and puts you on a conveyor belt to the shower and gets you started for the day.
I swear, that has got to be the hardest part of the day! I’m okay once I’m showered and dressed for the day – but until that point it is all up hill.
On work days I don’t trust myself with less than two alarm clocks. I’ve been known to turn alarm clocks off in my sleep. I figure that one will at least bring me out of deep sleep and the second can wake me if the first doesn’t. I don’t keep at least one near my bed. I make sure that I need to touch floor to turn it off. I also make sure it’s a really noxious sound so that I don’t just let it keep going.
One thing that I don’t do that a lot of people say works well for them is put out my clothes the night before. I have tried it a few times, but tend to finish up thinking that I don’t feel like wearing what I put out and finish up dithering over what I do want to wear. That said – it would probably work fine on work days if I kept it up – so I should try it again.
I also tend to waste a lot of time putting off getting to the shower (especially in winter) puttering around the house. Alas! This just makes me late.
Oh for an alarm clock that tipped the mattress 45 degrees and dumped me on the floor with a bang if I reached for a snooze button!
Drat the need for motivation, will power, decent routine & bedtimes, discipline in lights out and organisation in the morning.
But then again, if I have been eating well, doing exercise, working, and going to bed at a decent hour I am likely to have been refreshed by sleep and find it easier (note that the word here is “easier” and NOT necessarily “easy”) to wake and rise. Perhaps key to my struggle with rising in the mornings is my lack of discipline in other areas – most obviously in getting to bed at a decent hour reliably, but also exercising regularly. I would also have more energy if my diet included more fruit and vegetables.
So many things to fine tune.
I still envy George Jetson.