Snooze no more
I am a fan of sleeping. As a kid I could sleep all hours, sleep in, sleep through any noise or mayhem including sometimes an alarm going off near my head, and sleep anywhere - and it has followed me through all the days of my life. Perhaps it is because I was 8th of 9 children that I learned to sleep so well - survival in a way and tolerance too.
My kids, all four of them, are pretty remarkable sleepers too and always have been. Sure there were the standard early years but even those were never so bad and, to this day, my kids can sleep anywhere, with any noise and as long as their little bodies need to.
With the school schedule I have sometimes had difficulty waking up at the required 6:15. That is 30 minutes before I wake the kids and gives me the time I need to check in with myself before meeting everyone else’s needs. I love that time but honestly, I had a hard time not pressing the snooze alarm, once, twice, sometimes even three times giving me 10, 20 or 30 more minutes of precious sleep. Not that the extra time made getting up any easier but it was a tease of the sleep I so loved.
About 2 weeks ago we received our first order of linen bound copies of a book that my partner in Slow Family Living and I created a few months prior. It’s called My Book. It is a journal of sorts. It’s the one you check when you’re figuring out your day and how you want it to go, and to flow. It’s a place for you to put your gratitudes, intentions, ideas, to-dos, insights, feelings, and your wishes, wants and dreams. All in a completely succinct and welcoming format. When the prompts are given and the space is there for you to fill in, it is easy to make My Book a habit you will love and look forward to. Really.
And of course that’s coming from me, the one who created it and is selling it but I am also swearing to it because I’ve realized that it is working for me, mother of four, woman who loves to sleep in. Not to sound ridiculous or hokey or salesy, but I am here to tell you that I am no longer hitting the snooze alarm because I so look forward to filling out these simple and clear pages. When the alarm rings now I leap up and really, truly, without a doubt think, “Ooh, get up so I can fill out my pages.”
There are others who agree and there not even related to me. So, if you’re a person who maybe had a hard time waking up or keeping up with a daily routine of writing out your thoughts and gratitudes, you might want to check out My Book. I’m here to tell you it’s really that good. In over two weeks of having My Book, I have not hit the snooze alarm once. I kid you not. And let me tell you, for me, that is really big news.
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