For the past couple years, I’ve been hitting the snooze button several times each morning before getting out of bed.
Some days it’s more than that, and other days it’s less. But it always happens.
I never used to hit the snooze button, and I would wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start my day. Since I got into this bad habit of pressing the snooze button, it’s much harder for me to get up and out of bed! (And working from home—knowing that I can get up *whenever I want*—doesn’t help much with that.)
So when I read one of Carla’s recent articles, I decided then and there that I needed to go an entire month of not hitting the snooze button… and see what that does for my health, the day that follows not pressing the snooze button, and my entire lifestyle.
For the next month, I am not going to hit the snooze button. At all.
I can generally wake up when I want to by visualizing myself waking up at a specific time the next morning (have any of you tried this? Is this a normal thing that people do? It’s a pretty neat trick! Sometimes I can get it down to the minute), but I still like setting an alarm clock *just in case.*
I’m going to continue setting the alarm clock for the next 30 days… and make sure that when it goes off, I turn the alarm clock off instead of hitting the snooze button. Maybe I’ll end up falling back asleep and sleeping in some days, but I went for years without that happening. I’m pretty confident that my body will adjust quickly to this healthy new habit and that I will be getting out of bad earlier, faster, and more bright-eyed than I have in months.
That’s my prediction, anyway! We’ll see what happens. I’ll report back as this fun little challenge continues with the results (and don’t worry—I haven’t forgotten about reporting back on the modified green smoothie cleanse! I should have an update on that in the next month or two).
I’m excited to try this and commit to making a change in my life. And—as always—I hope that this simple change might help me sleep a little better, too.