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centexsculler
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Alarms and prompts….
I have used my iPhone with wake/rise alarms and advance reminders (15, 30, 60 mins) to get myself out the door, or to dial into conference calls, or to walk up/down/over to meeting rooms. I recently started wearing an Apple Watch to avoid missing the alarms should I set my phone down.

For conference calls, I have a recurring alarm that alerts 10 minutes prior to mtg time. Since the Snooze is 9 minutes, I can snooze and still get reminded 1 minute before a call…so I’m not late. Alternatively I dial in ten minutes early and just wait for others to join while I read email or such.

Similarly you can commit to yourself to arrive at work 30 minutes early and read in the car, or get coffee, and be the first in the door at start-time. Create a routine and remind yourself how good it feels to be early instead of late – less stress! Self-pat on back.

One more idea — since sleeping and waking on time is a lifelong struggle for me, I downloaded a sleep app that monitors my heart rate, movement, etc. I choose a wake window (between 545-645) and when it detects I’m in light sleep, it starts playing a sound/song of my choosing to gently wake me. That’s definitely helped recently.

Wishing you much success!
Figuring It Out In My Fifties