We really do want it all; writer of awesome books, wonderful parent, caring spouse, clean house, shiny car, and a rockin' bod! But there never seems to be enough hours in the day for all these things to get accomplished. Crazy as it sounds, your least favorite activity is usually the one to get cut---for me, that's exercise.
I've been trying for basically my whole life to be an early riser. It's never worked out well for me. I knew that if I just got up at 6am instead of 7 or 7:30am, I could get so much more done and still not be rushed to leave for work at 8am. Despite knowing that, when the time came to jump out of my cozy, warm bed, I failed to do so. I'd hit snooze (at least three times) and curl back up. My little black cat, Bob, is an enabler, too.