Is anyone else stuck in a snooze button rut lately?
For years, I would hop up the moment my alarm went off, never hitting snooze or resetting the time. It rang, I was awake and out of bed.
At some point in time, things changed and I got into a new habit.
This is something I’m trying to change so today we’re going to talk about a few ways to break the snooze button habit and support one another in the attempt to break the habit.
- Put your alarm clock out of reach
- Prep the coffee the night before
- Make sure you’re getting enough sleep/go to sleep earlier
- Change the alarm tone to something more pleasurable
- Be Consistent
Have you broken the snooze button habit? How did you do it?
I’m SO BAD at snoozing lately. I don’t know what it is! I put my alarm away and just get up, turn it off, and zombie my way back to bed…haha!
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Changing the tone of my clock is a big one for me! I notice that when I get too used to mine, I start incorporating it into my dreams. Thanks for the great tips!
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I love this. I hate mornings. Not a morning person whatsoever. So of course, I’m also the type to hit the snooze button five or six times before finally getting out of bed haha for me, it’s best to put my phone slightly out of reach. And I actually have to set the tone to something loud and obnoxious. Otherwise, I’ll sleep right through it lol
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I am actually very much a morning person but I’ve still been doing that. I can already tell that I’m breaking the habit and it feels so good! For me it’s been huge to switch the alarm to something more pleasant but we are all different so if you need loud, then do what you gotta do! 😉
I am currently working on this and I suggest getting up and dancing as well. Get moving as soon as possible!
Oh, dancing?! I guess that’s one way to get yourself UP!
Great tips! I always reset my alarm to a later time which is so bad and I truly need to break the habit.
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I’ve been doing that too lately! I’ll snooze 2-3 times, decide to skip my workout, re-set the alarm, sleep another 45-60 minutes and continue the cycle until I NEED to get up for work and drag my butt straight to the coffee pot because at that point, I am even MORE exhausted..
Great tips. I never used the snooze button until the last year. It’s amazing how much it’s used unconsciously.
Right? Break that habit before it becomes even more difficult! 😉
I used to be horrible in high school. I ended up moving my alarm far across the room which forced me out of bed before I could consider hitting the snooze button!
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Sometimes that’s what it comes down to! 😉
These are great tips! I’m a snooze hitter big time. My weakness is I’m allowed to work from home so I know I don’t have to get up and get ready.
ROUTINE, ROUTINE, ROUTINE! 😉
Awesome ideas for when you just want to stay in bed.
That’s everyday…right? 😉
yep, but we all know that will never happen.
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We have our alarm in the bathroom and its loud. We have to get up to turn it off!
Now THERE’s an idea….
Ok, I hit snooze twice every morning. But I set my alarm early enough to allow myself to hit it twice. I guess my inner peace needs it. But I really want to stop and get up the minute my alarm goes off because the snoozing is not relaxing at all, so why not leave it be, get up and use those extra minutes to get out of the house a little less stressful. Thank you, Katie!
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I always build in enough time for the extra snoozes but then the days would come when 2 snoozes became a skipped workout and extra un-restful sleep consisting of hitting the snooze button over and over and over for another hour or so.
Great tips! I am usually really good with not hitting the snooze, its the getting out of bed part that has been hard since the time change. 🙂
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Oh do I get it!! This time change has felt extra rough for me than usual!
This is a great post! I recently forced myself out of the habit of clicking the snooze button and now I’m waking up without an alarm at about 7/730am every morning!
I need to try these..i set three alarms every morning…
Girl, that’s where I got myself and I just couldn’t stand it anymore – mentally, physically and I knew it wasn’t doing anything for my sleep!
I definitely need to take your advice and put my alarm out of reach. I use my phone on my side table and I swear I don’t even remember hitting snooze this morning – but I must have.
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I totally have mornings like that too!! Make sure you’re getting to bed early enough/getting enough sleep in general as I know that seems to happen to me when I’m trying to squeak by with the bare minimum!
Oh, my goodness… YES. I have such a problem with the snoozing. I feel like I need an army of ten people to shake me out of bed. These are great suggestions!
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Sounds like you better put a few of these to use! 😉
This is something I’ve been working on and have gotten better with recently. Until time change that is! Haha!
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This time change has been terrrrrrrible…
Yes, it’d be nice to sleep more and not have to hit the snooze!
Seriously! Snooze is so dangerous!
Great tips! I actually started putting my alarm on the other side of my room so it forces me to get up out of bed to turn it off.
Good plan! 😉
I definitely needed this! I’m always pressing snooze lol
Hope it helps!
I used to be the type to POP OUT OF BED when the alarm went out – and SOMETIMES I still do… But more often than not these days, I snooze at least 2 – 3 times. Granted, I set my alarm at a time where I know I can snooze a little, ha ha!
haha I do that too…plenty of extra time built in, but I’m getting sick of it! I want to be back to the POP OUT OF BED days!
Great ideas. I can’t hit the snooze button or its all over and i’ll get up late.
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haha get up! 😉
I am always trying to sleep till the last minute. I should probably try a few of these
I definitely struggled with this today! I think what helps get me up is having a goal and being excited to get up and start my day. Great post!
That is a great idea!
How did you know??? I did that just this morning! LOL I think I need a new clock. The alarm is actually too pleasurable and I sleep right through it. Maybe an annoying sound would get me out of the bed? Or a function with electric shock? A bed shaker? hehehe
Seriously, I like those tips. Very helpful.
Haha! My FitBit has an alarm that will lightly vibrate and it scares the crap out of me…that didn’t last long!
Again! How did you know??? Uncanny!
I actually just got a Fitbit with the heart rate feature. I really did. I need to visit the website and program it. I thought the program feature was just to remind me to get up and walk. What a great idea.
Last comment. I promise. 🙂
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Hahaha!! Comment as much as you’d like! 🙂 You can also download the app to your phone and set the alarm from there. It’s super easy!
Great ideas! I have found that if a song wakes me up I get up better than if its just my phone buzzing or a ringtone.
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I woke up to a song this morning and it was so delightful!