I bet it does.
It can be a royal pain sometimes – interrupting that wonderful sleep, dragging you from that sweet dream (or a beautiful nightmare).
(One day you could be on a work-when-you-want schedule and may not need an alarm, but for a morning college deadline it’s kinda mandatory…)
But it doesn’t have to be a royal pain. What if your alarm could instead be a gentle, polite reminder that a brilliant day is ahead rather than a rude wakeup call?
That’s what I’d like to share – how to turn that horrible alarm from a death singer to a humming bird (or so to speak), and it doesn’t have to be a mammoth task. A few simple habits can change everything, heck – one habit could change everything.
Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance (The 7 P’s – remember them)
Winning in the morning starts the night before, so preparation is key. These 4 steps can lead the way:
- Go to bed earlier. You already know this. Heck, everyone knows this, but how many do it? Do you? Early bed = an easy rise, simple as that.
- Schedule a wake up time. I’m a strong advocate of ‘What doesn’t get scheduled doesn’t get done’, so I highly recommend noting it on your daily plan.
- Raise the quality of sleep. Quality is just as important as quantity. To enhance it, try avoiding stimulants prior to bed (including screens 30 minutes before, coffee, maths problems…) or calming your brain by slowing down and being mindful – even meditating!
- Change Your Alarm. Who wants to wake up to a heroine-high horny rooster in the morning? Try changing that ‘lovely’ sound to something inspiring, or just your favourite tune. It’s easier on the ol’ mood when you’re welcomed to the day by something uplifting, rather than a house-shaking cackle.
So what are you waiting for?
Just Do It (Stolen from Nike)
If the price of awesome is a little discomfort, why fret?
Sure, your alarm can be a real pain, but the tools and strategies to change that are here. All you need to do is implement them.
What’s worse: your alarm or a terrible morning? Remember, discipline weighs nothing compared to regret.
“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
If that means hauling your a$$ outta bed when your alarm rings, so be it.
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