Snooze Made Me Do IT
“Why!!!” That was the scream coming from my beautiful wife. “Why don’t you turn it off!”
“Turn it off? Why would I ever turn it off? I have plans and goals and if I were to turn it off…”
To be honest, I didn’t turn it off because every time I hit the deceitfully beautiful snooze button, I was convinced that I would get up 8 minutes later. Yes, that’s right. I have to admit it. I fell in love with the snooze button. I would hit it 1, 2, maybe even 10 times. At least that’s what my wife tells me. And from what she tells me, that can be quite annoying when she is trying to sleep.
I’ve consistently woken up early to work on books, spend time deepening my faith, or some other worthy pursuit like a six pack. That last one has been pretty elusive. My alarm has always been there as a reliable friend to help in these pursuits, but the “SNOOZE.”
One of my biggest regrets from last year was giving the snooze button more attention than it deserved. As I look forward, I’ve decided to renew my “No Snooze Button” policy. Would you consider doing the same?
Here’s how it works:
Set your alarm with a plan. Know exactly what you’re going to do when you wake up. This will help you stay on track when the the snooze button tempts.
No Snooze Commitment. Commit to yourself that you will not hit the snooze button.
Have an alarm clock routine. Create a routine for when the alarm clock sounds. Right now, my routine includes walking into the bathroom and repeating this phrase:
“Thank you for this alarm clock that was set with a purpose in mind. A purpose that makes life worth living and sleep worth leaving behind. I will fulfill my purpose today by getting up and not pressing the snooze button!”
Here’s to cutting ties with the snooze button and making the life you desire reality!