“How do I get up early in the morning without hitting the snooze button?”
I confess I, too, am a ‘snooze button junkie! I thought I had created a solution to this problem by putting my alarm clock across the room or in the bathroom. My logic was that I wouldn’t want to go back to bed once I was up — WRONG! I jump up, hit the snooze button, and then gleefully jump right back into my nice warm bed. And, I will do it more than once! I know it’s a crazy habit.
If I am struggling with this issue, there are other ‘snooze button’ junkies in our community.
We all know that this is a habit, and we can change our practices IF we decide to do it. They say it takes 21 days to change a habit. So how do we take a habit from annoying, interfering with our sleep patterns, or embarrassing into actually creating a new routine for ourselves? Don’t you feel better when you decide to change and do it? Using the belief that it takes 21 days to change a pattern, start by understanding yourself:
When you hit the snooze button, you disturb your REM cycle. If you fall back after hitting the snooze and hit it again, you are impacting the overall quality of your sleep.
After continuously hitting the snooze button, I am more tired and feel I have wasted precious time so early in my day when I finally get up.
You can also impact your schedule and feel rushed the first thing in the morning -not a fun way to start a day.
I have used the above steps successfully in making changes in my life. Just keep it small and simple, and you will develop your “success muscles.” I plan to start this new goal tonight. Good luck to all of the ‘snooze button” junkies in our community! Let me know if you are successful in developing a new habit.
Has anyone in the community solve this problem in another way. Please share it with us, as it may be the perfect solution for another person.
Share your “snooze button” stories and frustrations and see if you can create accountability partners to support the morning routine change.
“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
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