Habits around the house that I tried but just didn't take hold.

Alarms for waking

    • resent having sleep interrupted

    • never feel like I've slept enough

Alarms that work:

    • External accountability!

      • appointments in the morning with people.

      • time expected at work in the morning.

      • scheduled events, such as a flight or meetup

Household habits kept:

    • saving pennies, nickels and dimes in a jar, then rolling them up and taking them to the bank for deposit, usually going towards debt or savings

      • it's chump change

      • things I like to tell myself about why I do it

        • removes the coins from circulation (or maybe it re-enables circulation!)

        • it "adds up" (not really, at most $20 per jar, my time is better spent working)

        • gives me something to do while watching TV