It’s somehow easier to get up in a timely manner on the weekend than it is during the week.
My alarm on weekdays is at 5:30. I tend to take a little while to properly wake up. I’ll snooze a bit, then look at weather etc on my phone before dragging myself out of bed at about 6. At weekends my alarm is at 7:30. It really ought to be closer to the weekday alarm to keep my sleep cycle more even but… um… [insert good excuse here].
Anyway. This morning I woke up sometime after 6. Yes, a bit over an hour before my alarm. There are a number of possible contributing factors. Firstly, that is, as I said, roughly the time I usually get up on a weekday. Secondly, mornings are getting brighter, and we still haven’t got all of our curtains up. (The blinds stop the worst of it, but aren’t perfect.) And thirdly, Sampson apparently noticed I was almost awake and came over to encourage me to full wakefulness.
If only there were similar environmental factors to help me to go to bed on time…!