I've avoided making any big resolutions for 2013, but I am hoping to make some small changes... including trying to go to bed earlier and to get up earlier.
I have never been a real "morning person" but getting up early (when I actually manage it) makes me feel super efficient and organised. I'm also someone who (when I actually bother to stick to one) really thrives on having a routine, so I'm hoping that setting my alarm for the same time each day will help me settle into a more regular working rhythm over the coming months.
I had been thinking about buying a second alarm clock to make sure I don't just turn the first one off in my sleep but it turns out I don't need to buy a new alarm as this furry fellow has decided to volunteer for the job:
I have been living with my parents for about 15 months now, and all of a sudden this Christmas one of their cats has decided that my bed is THE place to sleep. He arrives in the wee small hours of the morning, curls up at the end of the bed and then (when he's woken by the paperboy delivering our paper) he wakes me up at 6.45 loudly demanding food.
Unlike a regular alarm clock, this one cannot be ignored as he has a trick of sitting on the bedside table knocking everything off onto the floor until I get out of bed. Cheeky, but very effective!