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Are you sure that you are not experiencing some kind of mental health issues? When I started burning out, one of the first signs was that I was lazy and didnt/wouldnt/couldnt get up early. I forced myself with willpower until I couldn't fight the laziness anymore.


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I'd like to amend @Kilisi's answer, seeing as it received a lot of flak for suggesting going to sleep earlier. As a person who suffers from occasional bouts of imsomnia, I would suggest this: Go to bed earlier. Take a book with you, or an e-ink reader (such as Kobo or Kindle) but not a tablet (I found that the backlight prevents sleep to some degree). Also, ...


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I used to have the same problem with me. I am from the Software industry and had worked in companies where it's normal to have late sittings and late coming to office. Now i am in a company where work/life is better balanced than what I was used to. I have managed to overcome this problem by introducing some very basic steps in my daily work day routine ...


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I do not see this remark in any of the other answers, many of which offer excellent advice and actions to take personally, but one of the actions you need to do is go discuss this with your manager or HR. It almost always works out for the best you step up and acknowledge you recognize you are not meeting the expectations laid out for you (ie: starting at 9 ...


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Nothing against the other answers given, but I think they're avoiding the real issue here, that being yourself. Turning up your alarm clock or waking up earlier may help for a time, but they won't solve habitual laziness. When you wake up, take some time to think about why you work. If you have a family, think about how your work is supporting them. If ...


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Now, I've joined a bank as a first Automation tester (I work with python), which I absolutely love. I am giving great results to my manager who is very nice to me. Interesting job + nice manager, who didn't even yell at you because of your late arrivals: you want to keep that job. The job has fixed timing i.e. 9 to 5. But the issue is that I always go ...


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While there are some answers that support changing your behaviour - that might not be necessary, it's up to you (and your boss). Some people do have different sleeping patterns. Yes, there are techniques to adapt as best as one can to the "normal" daily routine. While some of us can simply adjust to that standard routine once and be done with it for others ...


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Others have stated the 'obvious' suggestions of a loud alarm clock, etc. I have one that works for me so I get up early every morning - I have two dogs. They are the best wagging alarm clocks you can have. It is really difficult to ignore a labrador who pokes you with her cold nose at 5:45 AM. "Um, dad I have to go out". I have a t-shirt that reads: "My ...


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Don't define yourself by your past self. You are not who you were at your last job, you aren't even who you were last week. Stop having the mindset that being late is something you do, it doesn't have to be that way. That being said it seems like you have a self discipline problem. You already seem to take ownership of your issue which is important, ...


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I felt like adding my own experience to the great answers you are getting, because I thought it might help you to know that other people have been through this and managed to find a better balance :) When I was an apprentice, I had a very difficult last year at school. I hated what I was doing there, and so I got in the habit of waking as late as possible ...


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Until you get a solidly established sleep pattern, go to bed and get up at your regular time on weekends. That may mean leaving a party early, but it is worth it to be able to keep a regular job. Once you are going for weeks without being late, try an occasional late night on Friday or Saturday. Get a loud alarm clock, and leave it out of reach of your bed ...


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There are several things you can do to stop yourself hitting snooze on the alarm clock: use a clock (or phone app) that can't be turned off easily set multiple alarms don't let yourself sleep through an alarm, even on weekends The more "practice" you get waking up at a particular time the easier it will get. After a several months you may find that you don'...


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You should attempt to discipline yourself so you don't turn off the alarm and get out of bed at the appropriate time. Also, you may want to consider going to sleep a bit earlier. This is a normal part of every day life. If you cannot do this, then you can expect to lose jobs which will generally lead to having a dramatic and probably unpleasant life.


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Don't catastrophize your situation. When you wake up at 10am, you still can go to work. It is called "being late" and 50% of people admit to being late from time to time. The goal should be to do it less and be late less. TL;DR: Nobody really likes to wake up early. Everybody feel shame and guilt when they skip work or oversleep. Everyone was late to work ...


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