Any challenge is about making adjustments. Yesterday I learned that lesson for my challenge to wake up at 5:00 AM.
On Saturday night I made sure my alarm was set (in the dining room, where I charge my phone overnight) and then I went to bed. The temperature was very warm so I turned on the fan in the bedroom. I had a great sleep but woke up at 8:45 in the morning! Turns out, my alarm sounded but I slept through it because the fan’s whitenoise drowned it out.
Lesson learned! Made some slight tweaks last night before bed: I turned up my alarm and moved it to closer to the bedroom.
Result: I heard my alarm today and got up at 5:00 AM no problem.
I love this challenge and now that I’m only 5 days away from completing it, I’m thinking about what I’ll choose to do when it’s over. It’s likely that I’ll continue getting up at 5:00 AM on Monday through Friday since I’m SO ridiculously productive during those morning hours. But on the weekends, I’m not sure. Saturday is another great day to be really productive so I might get up early then, too, but Sunday is an entirely different animal and worth thinking about. So we’ll see. But if I get up at 5:00 AM six days a week… well, that’s pretty good in my books.