Earlier this year I shared my utter disgust with alarm clocks. If you missed it click here: I Hate Alarm Clocks. I am not a morning person. I have a serious issue with mornings. I’ve tried some new and creative alarms lately that had potential to serve their purpose but ultimately failed.
- I Can’t Wake Up! (Kindle Fire)
This app has the most options but I wasn’t able to use the barcode scanner feature that required me to get out of bed. Once the alarm went off I had to pass a series of tests while the alarm was still going off at a reduced volume. If I dozed off during any portion the volume was turned up full blast. I discovered that I could do difficult puzzles and intense math and immediately go back to sleep. This next app worked a good bit better.
- Walk Me Up (Android)
I programmed it with a 50 step requirement.
Alarm: “Take 50 steps to snooze.”
A lullaby-ish song played on a piano and sounds of birds chirping were in the background.
I swiped the word snooze at the bottom of the screen.
Alarm: “Evil mode enabled. You can’t snooze.”
More birds were chirping. The piano continued…
This sucks. I grabbed my phone and slid my feet across the floor.
I opened my bedroom door and walked out into the living room. Wearing let’s say…not a whole lot…I was shocked and slightly embarrassed to see my husband sitting on the couch wide awake. He works 3rd shift right now and clearly I forgot about that.
Husband: “New alarm, huh?”
I shuffled myself across the living room. Into the kitchen. Out of the kitchen. As I made my way into the kids’ bedroom I heard…
Alarm: “Stop shaking. Back to 50 steps to dismiss the alarm.”
Me: “What?!?! No! I’m just walking!”
I focused on making firm, stable steps without “shaking” until I reached 50.
Husband: “You getting in the shower?”
Me: “No.” I curled up next to him on the couch. “I’m setting it to 100 steps at 7AM.”
Husband: “You’re ridiculous.”
Me: “I love you too babe.”
How do you get up in the morning? If you’re an awful morning person like me share this post! If you rise with those awful chirping birds what’s some advice you can offer for those that struggle?