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I just love to be cosy in bed.
At the moment, my alarm goes off at 7.30am, and I snooze it until 8.15am – giving me 30 minutes to shower, get dressed and out of the house.
I'd love to be able to get up just a little earlier – I'm writing a book at the moment, and would love to be able to do some work in the mornings. I'd also like to be psyched to go for a run before my day starts.
So I tried a couple of the most popular "morning person" hacks on the internet, to see if any of them could work for me.
1. Tackle my snooze problem head-on with an app.
2. Lay your clothes out the night before.
3. Try a sleep lamp to wake me up gradually so that when my alarm goes off, I'm less groggy.
4. Make breakfast.
5. Try getting up early at the weekend too.
6. Drink water to feel more clear-headed.
7. Exercise first thing.
What did I learn?
It's ambitious to try and make changes to your body clock – and what works for some people doesn't work for everyone.
That said, I still learned some useful things – I've begun to build time into my mornings to allow me to do the things I enjoy. I set my alarm a little early so I can happily browse through Instagram with a cup of coffee, and I drink a load of water first thing to wake me up. I've claimed back some of my weekends, and am a total convert to the natural light alarm clock.