OK…are you ready for the very hardest, challenging, scariest FIVE MINUTE FIX of all? We shared this one tonight on the Tuesday Night with Neworld show!
In fewer than FIVE MINUTES, you can uplug your clock radio, move it as far across the room from your bed as you can, reset the time and set the alarm ONE HALF HOUR earlier than usual.
I TOLD you it was scary, didn’t I?
What’s the point of that, you might say. I’ll just hit the snooze button and sleep for another half hour anyway. So, while you’re at it, as I doubt you’ve used a WHOLE five minutes already, solemnly swear an oath to yourself NEVER to use your snooze button again.
At least half of us smack down the snooze button every morning and as many as one third of us do it at least three times!
Let’s look at a few of the myths associated with snooze alarms, rewriter.ca-style…
MYTH #1 Guess what, you will NOT have another half hour to sleep because the dreaded snooze alarm will be back to ring in your ears in only about NINE minutes, which isn’t long enough for you to have any kind of sleep that counts.
MYTH #2 It feels so blissfully good that surely there’s a good load of serotonin pumped into your brain, just by the act of banging down that button! Actually, the chemical composition in your brain changes when you sleep, and dozing off shakes up the mix of chemicals as you fall asleep again. It’s not all that great a cocktail, and you’re more likely to feel confused and fuzzy and disoriented.
MYTH #3 We must be resting during that time, even if it’s for nine minutes, right? Well, actually NO. A good, restful sleep requires at least 20 minutes. Anything less is just plain disruptive.
Some clocks actually give you the option to dial up to 20 minutes or more to snooze, but really, what’s the point of that?
The truth is, the SNOOZE tends to make us more tired, especially when we haven’t sleep enough. So move that sucker as far away from your bedside as you can, get up when it rings and STAY OUT OF YOUR BED.
Here are a few suggestions that I thought of that you can use to make the best use us of that new-found half hour…
= plan your day
= review your goals
= take time to do your “inside work”…anything that builds your mind and body
= have a “HOLY HALF HOUR” where you can meditate or pray or do your affirmations…whatever moves your spiritual side
Try it and see what it does for you. Ideally, you need to be getting enough sleep for this to work. Tumbling into bed at 2 am and grumbling out at 6 am is a recipe from disaster, but it’s been tried by just about every entrepreneur I know!
You’d find that winning your battle with the bed, and conquering mind over mattress style (you might say), will improve you in ways that you never imagined. It sure worked for me!
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