Redditors who get out of bed right away in the morning, how do you just get up and not hit snooze repeatedly?

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I hate my life enough to charge at it full speed.


There was a time in my life that I’ve risked everything by choosing snooze “one more time”. I was perpetually late for work. I got to comfortable and figured that I worked hard enough that 15-20 minutes late, 2-3 times a week would not be a huge issue. HR told me differently. I have not been late in more than 13 years (well, almost. Life does get in the way between home and work sometimes. ) My strategy now is sit up as soon as the alarm goes off and I don’t turn off my alarm until I’m standing up. I hate myself for the 10 seconds between the alarm sounding and when I’m standing up but, as consciousnesses sets in, the hate slowly turns into the normal sate of general apathy I’m accustomed too. Simple


It comes naturally for the most part. I go to bed and wake up at the same time nearly every day. Also, I have two dogs trained to expect the schedule so if I don’t get up early on my own there will be a dog standing on my chest.


As a teenager, I realized that I needed to put my alarm as far from my bed as possible so that I would have to get up and move to turn the alarm off. That’s a good practice I would recommend. Also, I had a dorm roommate in college who used snooze repeatedly…when I was still sleeping. I nearly killed him. He made me hate snooze buttons.


I was conditioned that way growing up. Of you weren’t up, dressed, and out of your room with in 5 minutes of the alarm (yes, we had them in grade school), the punishment was horrendous! It still makes me shudder just thinking about it. My mother would come in the room SINGING! The sound alone would peel the skin from your ears. Cats died hearing it, planes crashed and milk curdled. Her singing is the sole reason Earth has not been invaded. To this day, decades later, if the alarm goes off, and I doze, I will wake up in a cold sweat dreading the sound I fear is coming. Mom passed 30 years ago. But I am sure she will still pay me a visit to wake me if I over sleep.