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Thanks so much to the OP and all of the participants here – I suffer from the same problem. I appreciated reading the post that said getting ready begins the night before. Thank you!! I look forward to trying those three points. I also like the idea of Google Maps telling me what time I will arrive at my destination. Another great idea!

My work has accommodated me to a degree as they changed my work hours to a half-hour later, so instead of 9:00-5:00, I work 9:30-5:30. This has been so much better, but I still have a foggy and glitchy brain in the morning. I lay there in bed after my alarm goes off and just can’t get motivated to move. But honestly, the one thing I hate is what gets me to work mostly on time – having to punch in. We just started having to log onto our computers to sign in and I’ve cut my lateness from 15 to 20 minutes to one minute early up to two minutes late. Yes, I’m usually rushing in at the last minute, but I’ve been on time more than not this past year. I still need some tweaking on this, though; I am trying a new approach of setting the time I have to leave the house instead of concentrating on what time I need to be at work.

I have come to accept the following facts: I am not a morning person, I don’t enjoy getting up in the morning, I have brain fog in the morning, and I struggle to get myself to bed at a decent time. I just need to find a way to work with these parameters. So I read other people’s advice and I try life hacks to help me get done what I need to when I need to. I also count on the “feeling good” when I get it right and feeling shame when I don’t, knowing that the good feelings should motivate me to do what is right.