Like most members of the millennial generation, I'm a bit of a workaholic — I have three separate jobs, and spend most of my free moments -- moments not set aside for "family time" -- working on projects that are related to my jobs.
Millennials are more likely than other generations to call themselves "work martyrs," foregoing personal time in favor of getting more work done, according to the Harvard Business Review. I definitely feel this way at times, and find that I dedicate many of my waking moments toward the endeavor of work.
This includes moments when I should be asleep. Millennials are sometimes labeled the "tired" generation, according to gentwenty, and for a long time I felt the same way about myself. I was losing sleep, and while most adults should get around seven hours of sleep per night, sometimes I found myself getting five or even four hours of sleep, instead.
My life took a change for the better with a simple solution: rather than begin my day with the struggle of deciding whether to hit the snooze button again or not, I decided to set a different kind of alarm.
I set a reminder on my phone to go to bed.