The perfect wake-up song?
Let's face it, most of us struggle when the alarm goes off first thing. For some it's even worse. Someone I worked with called Tina told me her first thought on waking was one of ‘absolute disgust’. Hmmm. I’m not sure that’s the best way to start the day.
We decided to change those first few moments of Tina's day, and Tina gave me a little alarm clock demonstration. BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP! It was horrible. It sounded like a fire alarm. Or an emergency warning sound. Uuggh.
We got rid of the nuclear warning zone alarm clock and instead set an alarm on her phone with a song from her music library.
Tina said the moment her alarm went off the next day, she started laughing. It was just such a chilled way to start the day, she said. What did she pick? James Brown, “I Feel Good”, which is a pretty positive message with which to start the day.
- Do away with that hideous ‘beep beep beep’ alarm clock you’ve been using for years, and start the day as you mean to go on. Set your alarm with a favourite relaxing or uplifting song, and then notice how it changes the way you feel when you wake up in the morning. (1 minute)
And finally - my question - what is the perfect wake up song? What do you wake up to? Right now I'm waking up to Flo Rida 'Good Feeling', but I'm open to suggestions...
If you have trouble sleeping, once you've changed your alarm clock, here's some reading that will really help you start to make changes. Read this article on The honey-heavy dew of slumber.