A few years ago, I wrote a little booklet called “Learn How to Wake Up and Get Up!” where I talked about the dangers of oversleeping and how to know just how much sleep God wants you to have. I included some practical tips on getting yourself out of bed even when you don’t feel like it.
I’m currently updating that booklet and including some novel ideas like one I just heard about of a man who was having trouble with repeatedly hitting the snooze each morning, until he attached a mouse trap to the snooze button and set it before going to bed each night. When I read that I thought “Wow there’s an extreme measure that might just work!”
Sometimes we fail to get up on time because we don’t go to extremes. When you need extra time in the morning, don’t try getting up at 6 or 6:30. Set your alarm for 3:30 or 4:00. Just the sheer jolt of waking up at that hour can get you started redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.