If you want to stop hitting the snooze button every morning, you need to get to bed earlier. Setting an alarm at night will remind you that it's time to hit the hay, no matter how preoccupied you are. Photo by Cindy Stuntz.
I am always trying to get to bed earlier, but more often than not, I'm doing something in the evening that distracts me until it's literally too late. I'll grab my phone after watching some TV or playing some games and realise I've already screwed up my plan to get a good start on the next day. That's why Laura Vanderkam at Fast Company recommends you set a bedtime alarm. It's just like a waking alarm, but instead of waking up, it's telling you it's time to get comfortable, read a book and wind down for the night. If you're using your phone, customise your alarm so it has a helpful message too. Remind yourself how good it feels to wake up rested, or give yourself a reason to look forward to waking up in the morning, like a great cup of coffee or some pre-work personal time. And consider using a different alarm sound than the one you use in the morning.