What happened when I stopped pressing snooze

Yes, it’s true. I’m one of those people who presses snooze even though I know that I shouldn’t. I wouldn’t describe myself as a morning person but I’m more of a late morning person – does that make sense? I don’t see the need in sleeping until noon or later and quite honestly, when I have slept that late (as a 30 something), I almost always have a terrible headache. I like to think of the headache as an evil reminder of why I shouldn’t ever sleep that late.

Once I actually get out of bed and get adjusted, I can generally get myself together and make some strides in my day. I noticed that pressing snooze was becoming a part of my daily morning routine and it shouldn’t have been. For Lent, I decided to give up pressing snooze.

Yes, you read that correctly. I gave up pressing snooze.

So what does that mean exactly? I made a conscious decision that when my alarm went off, I would actually get up. Not lay for another 10 or 15 minutes but get up and start my day. What happened when I stopped pressing snooze?

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I had more time to myself in the morning. It doesn’t matter what type of job you have or whether you have children or not, having a few extra minutes in the morning to yourself is a beautiful way to start your day. It cleared my head and gave me a bit of a head start on the day.

I felt like I had more time in my day. Yes, I know we only have 24 hours in the day but starting the morning off slowly, without all of the rushing around, felt like it gave me more time.

I also felt accomplished.

I hate to say it but this accomplished feeling that I had hasn’t been enough to keep me from pressing the snooze button after Lent ended. However, I’ve become more aware of that pesky snooze button and when I choose to press it. I’ve learned from this experience and I know for sure that I want to get back my ‘no snooze’ lifestyle. I’m positive I’ll get there soon. I just need to get back into the habit again.

Are you a constant snoozer?

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