How I defeated the morning snooze
On my quest to become a morning person one of the most prominent obstacles is snoozing. Becoming a morning person is such a romantic idea where I would ideally find the extra peaceful time in the morning to get things done (for personal projects). Now, back to the first obstacle, that damn snooze button! I think I just might have found what works for me and I would love to share it with you today!
The snooze proof wakeup strategy
I used to be the worst snoozer, disturbing the boyfriend with an alarm clock that went off every nine minutes in the morning. The thing that eventually lead to be my antidote is The snooze proof wakeup strategy. This strategy is part of Hal Elrod’s book The Miracle Morning. It is actually so simple that I had to implement this.
The strategy has five pointers:
Set you intention the night before.
Get out of bed to turn off your alarm clock.
Brush your teeth while repeating the mantra “In five minutes, I’ll be awake”.
Drink a glass of water.
Get dressed or showered.
The most important one for me is the bedtime affirmation. A lot of the times I resist going to bed because I don’t want to wake up early the next day (see how my behavior is contradicting myself). When I tried the snooze proof wakeup strategy I had to do positive bedtime affirmations. Now the last thing I think about before drifting off to dreamland is: “I am so grateful to have a nice and warm bed to sleep and rest in. I will wake up so refreshed, ready to take on anything the day has got to offer me”. I will repeat this a few times and voila, I wake up without feeling the need to snooze. More bedtime affirmation inspiration can be found here.
When it comes to winning time and the start of your day, remember: You snooze, you lose! Or in my case if I snooze, my poor boyfriend loses. What is your ideal wakeup time? Do you like to snooze? Let us know in the comments!