The no-snooze experiment

January 28, 2015

I have been not waking up as early as I want to.

With a toddler in the house, if I don’t get up early enough, it means that I don’t have enough alone, quiet, peaceful time when I am fresh and energetic – to do my stuff. Yeah, I can get evenings, but then I am too tired to do any of the hard thinking or doing.

As I was wallowing in my dissatisfaction and self-pity yesterday, I came across this article on 99U – “Your Snooze Button is Making You Tired“.

Mind you, nothing new about the article that I didn’t already know. But sometimes, the re-iteration of what you already know at the right time is what is important.

And so, as I read it, I am telling myself, “Yeah! I want to be one of those people who wakes up at 5.30am irrespective of what time they went to sleep”. And so I have decided on the no-snooze experiment.

Starting February 1,2015, I will, for 90 days – till May 2, 2015, wake up at 5.30am everyday. I will set my alarm everyday for 5.30am and wake up right away – no snoozing allowed. Once I wake up, I will be up for at least 4 hrs before taking a nap. Only outs for me – extreme sickness or medicine caused drowsiness.

I’ll check back and report every 20 days or so.

This is going to be an interesting experiment.

May 2015 Update: I give up. I have failed at this experiment and I still snooze!

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