Day 1037 & Wakeup Alarm Habit

Day 1037 Record Keeping
Day 1009 Fixed Meditation (10 min)
Day 883 Writing (2/30)
Day 423 Rowing (100 15 lb kb swings, 4x25, Russian style)
Day 164 Mobility/Stretching (back smash, hip smash)
Day 261 Pantry Check (DiD NOT DO)
Day 259 Food Recording (DID NOT DO)

Early to Rise
Day 192 Water (DID NOT DO)
Day 192 Sleep Recording  (12:30|7:40|8:30)
Day 163 Bedtime Curfew
Day 1 Wakeup Alarm 19

Good sleep, great wakeup.

Wakeup Alarm Habit
Whelp, I think I’ve unlocked becoming a morning person. Over the course of the last week or so, I’ve casually started setting an alarm 8 hours after I go to sleep. In every case, I’ve automatically woken up about 20 minutes before my alarm goes off. And it didn’t matter when.

It’s important to me that I’m waking up automatically without jerking awake. It’s also really important that I’m getting enough sleep. These things seem to be happening, and they seem to be happening based on things I do the night before. There is something about the act of setting the alarm that seems to make me know I’m going to wakeup to beat the alarm. I’ve always wondered how people who woke up naturally did this. I know I’ve done this while traveling, for fear of missing a flight or something like that, but I never thought I had it in me in regular life. This is a huge huge breakthrough, one I’m going to test out by formalizing the habit.

Implementation Intention
As soon as I record on my iPhone when I’m going to sleep for my Sleep Recording Habit I will set an alarm 8 hours later. This is another habit I’ll record for the previous day’s behavior.

Tiny Habit & Step Ups
It’s already Tiny, and I don’t think any progression is needed. For my Early To Rise family the only progression is the time I go to bed/sleep, and maybe how much time I dither in bed after waking up.

Mental Contrasting
1 positive aspects associated with completing your goal.
I’ll feel better since I associate, right or wrong, a person who has got his “shit together” with someone who gets up early. I’ll be able to feel like I have time in my day rather than feeling that it’s a constant rush. I’ll be able to take my time to do things. I’ll be able to progress in skills that involve time - like meditation or mobilization. I’ll be able to have time to actually do some decompressing should I need to add that later. This will help me accomplish more, do more, and cram more changes and experiences into my day. I won’t have to rush! I’m beginning to actually feel excited about getting up in the morning, something that I haven’t really felt since I was a child. That’s incredible!

2 obstacles:
I think the largest obstacle has nothing to do with this habit - it’s getting away from dithering on the computer to go to bed early. If I over do this habit I think it might cut into my meeting people/going out time, even though that is something I want to change anyway. I need to be very sure to plug in and charge my phone, something I tend not to do since I misplace my charger and especially my wall outlet charger.