In the process of improving oneself, the setting of challenges seems to be a common theme. Things like don’t eat out next week or drink no soda. I make them myself, but I don’t make too many. This goes against a book I read that stated you should set big challenges for yourself. However, I am undeterred. This week’s challenge is to only press the snooze button once…. hoping to get to the stage where I don’t push the snooze button at all.
The thing is, I set the alarm early, just so I can press the snooze button. Is counterproductive too small a word? Maybe if I spelled it COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. I really enjoy those ten minutes of extra-sleep, and pitifully short as it is. I am even sure that I dream some really cool dreams in that short time.
Everything I have ever read says that it really is bad to use the snooze button, but I just seem to enjoy it. For the past two days, I have only pressed the snooze button once each morning and I must admit, those extra ten minutes have been quite useful. I have been able to casually saunter towards the bus, rather than the mad dash I have been making recently.
In other news, I have started reading Paul Theroux’s Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. In terms of life improvement, this is part of a kill three birds with one stone strategy.
- I have been meaning to read this book for quite a while, and rather than procrastinate, I decided now was the time.
- I should read more challenging books.
- I want to rekindle a love of travel and adventure. I haven’t grown to dislike travel, but I definitely feel that inertia is keeping me in place.
Next week might bring new challenges, but in a small way, I am making a better me right now.