I have two alarms that go off every morning. At 5:15, music starts to play. I have a remote control for that alarm, and I hit snooze on the remote until it blares again at 5:25, at which point I turn it off. Five minutes later, the alarm on my phone goes off and I hit snooze on my phone until it blares again at 5:40 and then I force myself up.
I get to school around 6:45, even though contract hours aren’t until 7:35 AM. I like to be undisturbed and acclimate to my surroundings, and I hate traffic.
But this morning, my phone’s alarm didn’t go off since I forgot to set it, and I woke up at 6:15. I was at school by 7:10–hit little traffic and still had 35 minutes before kids invaded my room.
So I’m going to experiment for the rest of the month: I’m going to split the difference and not wake up until 6 AM. I wonder if my health (physical and mental) will be better. Or if I’ll feel less stressed and weary about my days. 45 minutes might not do a whole lot of good, but then again, it just might.