Well, here we are again at the beginning of another week. That means it’s weekly goal time.1

Last week my one goal was to not snooze my alarm. I will mark this one a qualified success. I did not snooze my alarm, but I also had a couple of days I really didn’t have an alarm, and at least one morning seemed to involve a very pronounced delay between my alarm being turned off and my feet hitting the floor. A qualified success.

So, what’s on tap for this week? I want to delay all morning electronic device use by 15 minutes. I currently check email, news, and social media when I wake up, and while it doesn’t seem to negatively affect me, I can’t discount the evidence that suggests it should be.

Additionally, I like to prime my subconscious mind with a problem before bed,2 but I’m pretty sure my current morning routine doesn’t allow sufficient breathing room for a solutions hand-off from my subconscious to my waking mind. This shift in routine might better allow flashes of inspiration to hit.

Regardless, I think the less frittering the better.

  1. Hopefully you’re playing along at home. If so, send me an email to let me know how you’re doing. If you’ve blogged about it, send me a link, and I’ll include it in my post next week. ↩︎

  2. There’s some evidence—and lots of anecdotes—that suggests our subconscious minds in sleep can be very creative. I may return to this in a future post. ↩︎