As I’m writing this, I haven’t touched the dreadful snooze button in 15 days, waking up at 5:45am every morning.
To be honest, I don’t even know why our phones make it the easiest button to press. It should be hard to snooze. So hard that you wouldn’t even want to do it anymore and just wake up.
Am I the only one who thinks that?
Anyway, since this year, I haven’t touched it. Waking up super early is not only easy now, it’s mandatory in my mind.
Just this morning I was in pretty deep sleep, dreaming about fighting a dragon in a sea of flames. I was standing on a floating chair, trying to attack the dragon with a sword attached to a cord. Hilarious dream of course, but I guess not out of the realm of possibilities for a video game designer haha. Needless to say, it was a very captivating dream for me.
Anyway, the alarm went off as I was fighting this epic dragon, which clearly had all the advantages in the world to win against me. But I was close to winning, and that damned alarm went off, taking it all away from me!
I had a good reason to hit that snooze button. At least my brain did. I so wanted to know the end of the story!
Screw You Snooze Button and Epic Dragons
But I didn’t press the snooze button.
I thought about all the “real” things I wished to accomplish today. Or every day for that matter. You see, I’m following a pretty crazy schedule this month because I set myself a bunch of really hard goals to reach. Here it is, unedited:
With a jam-packed schedule like that, I don’t have time to hit the snooze button. With my goal of eating 4,500 calories per day, if I delay my schedule, that means I’ll need to push everything on that list down, ultimately meaning that I would have to skip the nap, the meditation or the free time at 9pm. Or delay the time I go to bed. I don’t want any of that.
When I see it that way, it takes less than 1 second to convince my brain to let me out of bed. It’s already a tight schedule, I don’t want it to be even more difficult to accomplish.
“It will remain a dream if you hit snooze this morning.” — addicted2success.com
You will never be able to stop using that dreadful snooze button unless you set clear expectations of what needs to be done for the day. Be specific, and believe in what you’re going to be doing.
Not achieving what’s on your schedule for your day should be so undesirable that the brain will choose to let you out of bed, and to hell with the epic dragons!
You can do this!
Thanks for reading! :)
First published here: https://medium.com/swlh/that-dreadful-snooze-button-and-fighting-dragons-in-a-sea-of-flames-f33c6e54131