Don't Hit the Snooze Button!

Snooze button     So I just got done recording a video about not hitting the snooze button and taking responsibility for what you say you are going to do. I've embedded the video below, but I wanted to elaborate on it a little more here.

     Why is hitting the snooze button such a hot button(no pun intended) issue for me? Many of you may have heard the speech by U.S. Navy Admiral William McRaven where he talks about making your bed in the morning. It's an inspiring and moving talk that helps you understand where your little actions make big differences. Hitting the snooze button flies in the face of that! You are saying, "For my first task of the day, I'm going to delay my day." 

     This is the worst thing you can do to take on the day! It sets you off on the wrong foot and it actually makes you more tired than you otherwise would have been. Your sleep will be more productive if you just wake up at the last minute possible and get up rather than hit the snooze button 5 times and then get up at the last minute.

     It's also about making a promise to yourself, and then breaking it, repeatedly. Your body over time will trust itself less and less.Your promises will mean nothing to yourself if you consistently tell yourself, "I'll wake up at 6am and go for a run!" and then you hit snooze, snooze again, snooze again until you no longer have time for even a shower in the morning. You just have to get out of bed to be to work on time. That's no way to live!

      "I'm not a morning person" you say? It doesn't matter. It's about taking responsibility and wanting to be a better person for yourself. I used to not be a morning person, I was a night owl. I wanted to change because I can get more done in the morning before kids wake up than I could after they went to bed and I was already exhausted. It's up to YOU! 

     The human body is capable of amazing things! I know many people who feel they can tackle any physical challenge they are presented with, but waking up on time, impossible! That's utter BS! You can do anything you put your mind to, so put your alarm across the room, so you have to get up out of bed. Drink a ton of water before bed. Do whatever it takes to keep your promise to yourself, and STOP HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON!

Trent V. Bray