Blogger Scott Young's not a morning person, but he gets up early every day without caffeine by opting for energy boosters that don't come with the post-caffeine crash. Some of his tips help him take that initial step of getting out of bed, while others keep him awake during the early work hours.
If you want to stick with a consistent wake-up time, practice the ten-minute rule. This means you commit to staying awake for at least the next ten minutes. Once you get over that initial period, the temptation to go back to bed is usually gone.
Do you rely on caffeine to get up and going in the morning, or have you got your own special set of caffeine-free energy boosts that get you up and keep you going? Let's hear about it in the comments.