Although this may not be part of my morning ritual, snooze bar thinking appears in other areas of my life.
Many times there is a task needing to be completed but I don’t feel I have the time, energy or focus to tackle it. By putting it off, I’m actually hitting the snooze bar. Whatever I’m putting off will keep disturbing my thoughts until I finally get up and do it.
On the other hand, if I set my mind on the job at hand, rather than putting off the inevitable, my life runs much smoother.
The stress of missing deadlines, self imposed or otherwise, disappears. I find myself more productive. This contributes to my sense of well-being.
Formerly, I called this bad habit procrastination. The visual of hitting a snooze button is a much more powerful motivator. I want to move forward and not constantly put my life on hold.
The rest of the world does not take a break just because I do. Who knows what I may be missing during the time I hit the snooze bar of my life? God has many plans for my life and I don’t want to sleep through any of them!
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied. (Proverbs 13:4 NLT)
An empty stable stays clean, but no money comes from an empty stable. (Proverbs 14:4 NLT)
The desires of lazy people will be their ruin, for their hands refuse to work. (Proverbs 21:25)