My Best Tip To Wake Up Early (After Dealing With Dog’s Diabetes)

These past few years have been a rollercoaster for me. I’ve never had so many health problems. We’ve had financial hardships. Work partnerships have been less than beneficial to me. It’s been stressful with the pandemic and other world stuff going on. It just doesn’t seem to stop.

The other week, our Miniature Schnauzer, Angelo, was drinking and peeing more. We took him to the vet, and they did a urinalysis and found a UTI. We put him on antibiotics and hoped it would go away quickly.

Then three days later, on a Friday at 7:30 pm, the vet called to tell us that there was sugar in his urine and that he should get checked for diabetes.

We had to take him to the emergency veterinary hospital on Saturday morning. He had all his bloodwork done and an ultrasound and it turned out he does have diabetes. He’s 12 years old, and we are heartbroken that this happened.

He had pancreatitis 6 years ago, so we’ve been really good with his diet to ensure that didn’t happen again, but I guess his pancreas ended up degenerating enough from that to cause this. Apparently, pancreatitis often leads to diabetes.

This is a story for another time, once we have a better grip on what’s happening and how he’s doing in the long run.

My Best Tip For Waking Up Early

We all know that waking up early is good for a variety of reasons. We have a lot to do with our lives, and we can only physically do those things when we are awake.

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Through the past few years, I’ve found there is only one really good way to wake up earlier: To create a really important reason. 

For instance, it has been easy to wake up early recently because Angelo needs us to. He needs to eat by 5:45 and have his insulin shortly after.

Sometimes you set the intention to wake up for the sake of waking up earlier, but there are always excuses to go back to sleep for 10 (or 60) more minutes.

If you have a very important reason to get up early, you will wake up early. You won’t make excuses and go back to sleep. You will just pop out of bed and do what you need to do.

Need An Important Reason To Wake Up Early?

Right now, it’s our dog with diabetes. His life literally depends on us waking up and giving him his food and insulin.

But there have been other reasons to wake up early.

My life vision from Lifebook was one thing that got me up early for a long time… before crap started to happen in my life that made me want to stay in bed just a little bit longer.

Speaking of Lifebook, I searched through the Lifebook Membership app to see other people’s tips, and they were pretty good.

Here are a couple of other things that may work for you:

  • Set an accountability call with other people who want to get up at the same time. One member said that his accountability group all wake up at a certain time and they have a short zoom call. That’s an important reason to wake up! You don’t want to be the only one who doesn’t show up.
  • You can join something like Stickk and put something on the line against your commitment to getting up early, such as a lot of money to a charity that you really don’t want to donate to.
  • Get a job or a volunteer commitment that makes you get out of bed.
  • Sign up for an online class that starts early. I have a Mindvalley membership, and I find that a lot of the live classes/webinars start pretty early, so I need to get up and get ready before they start.
  • Get pumped to be up before other people. For instance, if you work in an office, make a game to be the first one there every day. Or if you work from home, make it a goal to be up before other people get online and start working.

The bottom line is, find an important reason to wake up early and you will wake up early.

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