Monday, September 5, 2016

Do Not Ever Hit the Snooze Button

Because it's going to ruin your life.

I just got my payslip and cringed at the tax that I had to pay. But what really turned my stomach was the amount of deduction from my salary.

All because of that snooze button.

That "five more minutes" daily would cost me around Php 1.5k a month. And that five more minutes after another didn't make me feel better. While squeezing five more minutes of sleep might seem glorious, trust me, it is not worth it. First, it doesn't do you any good waking up and getting yourself in another sleep cycle. Second, that extended five minutes will not keep you from waking up groggy. And lastly, hitting that snooze button will only get you broke.

I just calculated all my estimated deductions from tardiness since January this year. And I sincerely wish I didn't do it. The calculator read five figures. Fvck. That amount might have already gotten me a round trip ticket to Batanes. Or I wouldn't have to worry about my pocket money for this month's trip. Damn these old habits that die hard. Damn whoever invented that snooze button. Damn you, self, for calculating.

Lesson learned: do not do Math.

It's already September, I guess it's not yet too late to live my best life in 2016. This morning, I came to work five minutes early. The question now is, how long can I last this challenge? I guess, I should start with my sleeping habits. As the old adage goes, early to bed and early to rise, makes the man healthy and wise.


I think I just felt my eyes roll. Sigh. Hey brain, why must you be active at night? How I wish I can just defy the laws of the universe and simply be able to bend space and time. Whatever.

“If you're always on time, it implies that you never have anything better you should be doing.” - Kelsier. Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire.


  1. Same problem! I get 2k deductions every month just for my late hours. Though I always try to be on time, I always lost to the traffic. Kakaiba na siya ngayon, di na maeexpect kung kelan magiging heavy o hindi. </3 Kung meron lang good-paying work near our house, edi happy na ko everyday! //w

    1. Eeeek! 2k that's too big. Sayaaang! Maybe you can wake up earlier than your earliest. Hehe. But it's comforting to know, may kagaya ko rin pala. Haha

  2. oh no. bad habit! break it before it breaks you.

    1. I made it 3 days in a row to come to work on time. ^_^

  3. same old Sarah. Pagbag-o na oy!

  4. LOL. I share the same sentiment. I am always late.


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