This smart simple tip was found in the list of 52
Proven Stress Reducers
. What this tip means is that first of all you need at least two alarm
clocks (or get a dual alarm clock
You will be using one alarm clock in a usual way – for waking up in the morning. But you will set
another alarm clock for the time when you have to go to bed. This alarm clock will act as a
reminder to stop your activities for today and go to sleep. If you don’t know at what time you have
to go bed, it’s safe enough to count back 8 hours from the time you have to wake up at. Start going
to bed at this time, and adjust over next days.
Most people go to sleep later than they initially planned and that’s why you need a reminder. Few
more pages of the book to read, few more episodes on TV to watch, few more blogs to browse… 90% of
these activities can be safely postponed to the next day, or even simply cut off your life. Quite often
people simply forget what time is it now. Oh my, it’s 1am, I need to be sleeping already! Sounds
familiar? Put another alarm clock nearby. Remember to use snooze if still aren’t ready to go to bed,
just like you snooze it (I know you don’t, but just in case :) in the morning. Going to bed after
alarm does require some discipline, but I’m sure you can handle it. After all, it’s much easier thing
to do than waking up with morning alarm!
Additional tips are:
- Do not use the same alarm sound for morning and evening alarms
- Do not use any loud or irritating sounds for evening alarm
Hope these tips are self-explanatory. Good luck with your experiments!