I will start this post by admitting to you that what I’m about to share is a little bit crazy… as in I’m a little bit crazy. But, if you know me, this is not news to you. Yes, I’m a little bit crazy – aren’t we all?
Today’s craziness is all about getting up in the morning – and the mind games we play with ourselves around the dreaded alarm clock.
Let me ask you a few questions:
- Do you set your clock to the ACTUAL time, or do you set it just a little bit fast?
- Do you set your alarm early so that you can hit the snooze button a few times?
Now, it is confession time.
I do both.
How crazy is that?
Seriously crazy, I think.
But I’ve already admitted to you I’m a little nuts.
SuperMan is nuts, too.
Both clocks in our bedroom are set fast. Mine is about 20-30 minutes fast. His? I have no idea. I haven’t figured it out.
And while this seems a little crazy – I mean, if I KNOW the clock is set fast, then all I have to do is do a little math and I know what time it really is, right? I’m not fooling anyone…
or am I?
You see, the monkeys use my clock as a check as to whether or not it is really bedtime. So, I get a little head-start this way.
But, it is nuts. I admit it.
Especially when you add in the fact that I set my alarm early so I can hit the snooze button a few times. It makes me feel like I am getting more sleep. It’s probably terrible for me, but I do it anyway.
20-30 minutes fast on the clock setting + 20-30 minutes early on the alarm setting = too much math to do at 5AM when the alarm goes off. (or at least I THINK it’s 5AM)
So what do I do? I get up when I have hit the snooze 3 times. I know that it is roughly the right time to get up. Some days, I get up earlier; some days I hit that snooze button just one more time (and usually regret it because then I have to rush)
Why do I play these mind games with myself?
I have no clue.
I’ve been doing it for so long I can’t even remember why I started in the first place.
And I wonder if I quit would it totally mess me up and make me late? Who knows.
But tell me this… am I the only one who does this?
Come on, admit it… tell me you do, too.