Did a quick search and didn't come across anything, so I hopefully this isn't a repeat.

Anyways, I'm curious what gets you out of bed, especially with the weather cooling off and the bed being all that much more warm and inviting. I personally find it pretty tough to get going in the morning and am always open to new ideas.

I literally have about 4 different alarms that go off in the morning just to wake me up. To get out of bed, I need a solid commitment. I started committing to 8am workout sessions with a buddy down the hall before breakfast, and have given each other full authority to ensure the other is on their feet and going (be it a bucket of water or otherwise). Otherwise I can easily sleep straight through till noon.

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my wife.
On weekdays it is knowing that the earlier that I get up, the sooner I can get to work and away from the kids. On weekends, it is knowing that if I get up before my wife, me and the kids can spend some real quality time with each other.
The smell and sounds of the coffee pot brewing.
Knowing that the sooner I get out, the better I will feel. The longer I stay in bed or hit snooze, the harder it becomes to get up. It also makes me enjoy the days off where I sleep until nine without an alarm all the much better.
Two children to get to Elementary School and one mortgage.
Coffee? Ha! I use a caffeine IV to get me started!
My 8 month old son :)
I go to bed in time to get 8 hours of sleep and my body usually knows when it is time to get up. I just can't sleep in anymore. Alarm goes off, I get up. Weekends, I might sleep in a little, but then I just get up and get things done, even if we stayed up way into the night drinking(or pissing off the neighbors while in bed).

During the week, I promised I would be at work, I keep my promises even though they usually piss me off. Cool thing is that after so many years, my friends are learning that when I say I will be somewhere at a time, I will never be late. They are starting to learn how much easier it is to just do that. Even heard them talking about how it is helping them in the morning and no longer late everyday.

Fiancee is like that, she has 2 alarms that just snooze a million times, then I have to almost physicallly drag her out of bed. Makes no sense to me at all.
All the ideas so far are very good. I will add that eating a balanced and healthy diet gives the body more energy and better rest so that in the morning the body is ready to get up and get going. Going to bed and gettin up at the same time everyday is a good thing to practice as it sets your biological clock. Doing a little light excercise first thing when getting out of be is a great day starter and trains your body to know that when it gets up it needs to get moving. Try it out for just one week and see for yourself if it works.
I hate that damn buzzer too, Jamie. There's something so grating about it - I guess that's the purpose.

I HATE, HATE, HATE getting up early in the morning, especially during winter. ! My perfect time to sleep until is about 10:00 AM or 11:00 AM. Another reason (seriously) that I'm thinking about going into business for myself - setting my own hours.
I pried the snooze button off of my alarm clock. I have been thinking about this lately and I am going to attempt to make the shift to being a morning person until I turn 79. My reason being that it seems more effcient. I usually get home, play with everyone, have dinner, tinker, and then begin painting or reading or whatever and there is no ceiling. I go until I am tired (sometimes until 2-3 am) and I could end up getting only 4-5 hours of sleep before getting back up to work and do it all over again. Plus Noel goes to bed without me. It also makes my workouts less efficient by doing them only at lunch and or at night. So the new plan is to start my day at 5-5:30am. That would give me time to work out before breakfast making the workout more effecient, and put a cap on my time to paint, pencil, or ink, or whatever before getting ready for the workday. Then what I would do would be my normal routine in the evening but with a definate cut-off time of 9pm to give me one hour to get ready for the next day, write in the journal, and get my butt in bed by ten. Healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Knowing I have things to do. I'm USUALLY up by 5:00 to 6:00 am.

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