Bad habits have crept back into my life. Each morning, I have re-started a bad ritual of pushing the snooze button. In a far distance, I hear a sound and the sounds grows louder which causes me to wake up. It’s the alarm, uh no, sorry alarm, snooze. All I need is 10 more minutes of sleep, yeah 10 more minutes is good. I doze off again and before you know it, the alarm starts ringing again, thus waking me up and what do I do, snooze again. This vicious cycle can repeat between one-four snoozes. Why do I do this to myself. All I do between the snoozes is dream so I am not really resting, yet, I decide to press that snooze button. I really cannot recall exactly when this bad habit crept back into my life and became part of my morning routine. It is not productive and I don’t really gain anything from it. Snoozing for me does not work in the mornings. Each person is different, but for me, all I do is dream and wake up more tired than when I pressed the snooze button causing me to have a slow start to my morning. In the past I had learned of a technique that has proven to be successful to me in correcting bad habits. The technique is called the 21-day rule and it consists of doing something for 21 days until it becomes a routine. Therefore, I need to stop snoozing for the next twenty-one days so I can make it part of my routine and keep it as part of my morning ritual. The first few days of this change are difficult because I naturally want to keep snoozing. You see it works both ways, good and bad, as we are creatures of habit. I need to create a healthy habit for myself by breaking the snoozing cycle because it is not beneficial for my health and mental wellbeing. Although, I know I will be reluctant in the first days, with repetition, I will start to feel better and less tired. Changing my unhealthy habit and creating a positive change is detrimental to be able to live my best life.
I am having trouble with word press like button. Anyway here is my reply. Think of something nice to start the day. Have it as a reward for not pressing the snooze button. A favourite breakfast. A piece of music to listen to or something to see in the garden. Just an idea.??????
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Wow those are some Great ideas! Thanks so much for your input. I really appreciate all the support. I will definitely try those out. Hope you have an awesome day!
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