You Snooze, You Win!: The Easiest 7-Day Challenge Ever
Your morning routine sets the tone and direction for your whole day, and we know that how you spend your days are how you spend your life. So are you taking full advantage of this simple but life-changing opportunity for self-empowerment?
I know it's not always easy. Waking up is a huge struggle for many people, which often leads to a rushed morning and, consequently, a loss of much of the determination you could have over your life.
Some say you should never hit snooze, and that you should just push yourself to get up right away. If that works for you, great! I'd like to propose another option though—a quick and easy trick for those of you who love the snooze button too much to give it up.
For one week, when your alarm goes off in the morning, hit snooze. This is your first win of the day! Great job.
After you hit snooze, before looking at your phone or getting distracted by anything else, immediately start daydreaming about what you could do with your day. Think of the most exciting things you can imagine! Don't fight to keep it realistic, just be creative. What would be fun? What would you do if you had no limitations, no responsibilities, and endless time? Daydream about all the things that would make you want to spring out of bed.
After the alarm goes off the second time, and before you get distracted with emails or texts or anything else, get focused, plan your day for real, or just get up—and keep the energy of creativity and excitement going as long as you can. Maybe your exciting ideas will influence what you do with your day, or maybe not. Give it a week and just see what happens!
If you need it, make sure you have a reminder to do this challenge when you wake up. Change the alarm title on your phone, or put out a note or something you'll see right away that will jog your memory.
Let me know how it goes!
For a deeper morning ritual for inspiration and aligning with creative flow, you may also want to check out Create Now!