As a kid growing up, mornings were a struggle! My parents replaced my alarm clock with a telephone that had a built in alarm clock, put it on as loud as it would go, and hoped for the best. Instead of waking up, I started having dreams that the phone was ringing and I couldn't figure out how to answer it. Talk about starting off your morning with a bit of anxiety! (By the way, I was on board with the phone, this wasn't torture or anything!)
Then, I discovered the snooze button. Oh, the snooze button! You really have some pretty vivid dreams during those 10 minutes in between snoozes! Once you're in the snooze button habit, say goodbye to ever having a normal morning routine. I'm a snooze button junkie, and I take advantage of every last minute I have before I absolutely have to get out of bed and get ready for work. Anyone else fall into this category? Please tell me I'm not the only one!
I realize this is a silly topic, but as I happily sat enjoying my coffee this weekend it dawned on me how pleasant and relaxing it was. I was instantly in a better mood when I had that time to prepare myself for the day. If I could just give myself this same pocket of time for 10 or 15 minutes in the morning during the week, how much better would I feel? How much less chaotic would my mornings be? I'm a firm believer in the idea that you create your own happiness, and even with something as simple as waking up (still can't believe I'm writing an entire post about waking up), I have the power to make my life better. I'm not saying I'll paint my nails, or watch a tv show in the morning before going to work, but heck! Actually sitting at the table and eating some breakfast sounds pretty darn good to me!
So, let's see if this works...goodbye snooze button!
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