Alright morning people, spill it. What is your secret?! How do you wake up early (before 8am) and function? I know some of you prefer mornings…enjoy them, even. I don’t get it! I’ve been trying this week to get up 1 1/2 hours earlier than usual, and it just feels so bad. Okay, I know it’s only Tuesday and I’ve only done it twice in a row, but so far I’m not loving it and I never do. I went to bed at nine-thirty last night (it was practically still daylight), figuring that if I got my required 8 hours I’d happily bounce out of bed at 6:30am, but that didn’t happen. I went out for a walk right when I got up, and I pretty much wandered around Ashburn with my eyes closed. I drank a Diet Coke for a little caffiene boost, but that didn’t help either. So tell me, what are the tricks? I have a method to wake up and get out of bed on time – two alarm clocks plus Chris to tell me to get up – but what are the secrets of actually feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed?!