Who would of thought that one of life’s greatest gifts would be the ability to throw out the alarm clock. It took me a year after leaving my last full time job to do it but finally I realized that I probably wouldn’t need it again. That doesn’t mean that I sleep all day but it means that whatever time I wake up is generally just fine. I rarely sleep past 8:30 am and if I need to get up earlier I use my phone as an alarm clock.
If you are looking for work or adjusting to a less demanding lifestyle, relax. There are still twenty-four hours in the day and I bet that you can do whatever you need to even if you are not up by dawn. The clock can be a trap that ties us to our former life and tells us that we are no longer living up to our responsibilities because we no longer need it. Don’t listen. Instead, if no one else needs it do what I did. Unplug it! You’ll sleep better without the light and the constant reminder that you don’t have any reason to get up that early any more. If you wake up automatically, use the time to meditate and do your gratitude journal. You will have a better day. I know that I do!