Mornings are the worst. Your alarm clock goes off two hours before you'd actually prefer to wake up. The alarm is either a default phone ringtone or some song you bought and set as your alarm when you first got the phone. Whatever the case may be, the first thing you hear in the morning is usually the worst thing you hear all day. To remedy this, I have collected a series of alarm clock songs that could help you get up off of that bed in no time flat. This list will start with the pleasant, soothing tracks then shift to the aggressive panic-attack-inducing ones. Below the list will be instructions on how to take any YouTube video/song and save it as an audio ringtone file to transfer to your phone.
Update: learn how to reclaim early mornings and double your effective productivity with my new post full of tips!
Songs to Wake up To
Instructions to Use mp3s from Youtube
- Copy the url of a youtube video.
- Paste the url into this site and download the track to your music folder.
- Drag the file into your iTunes music library.
- Sync Music with your iPhone.
- Go to your alarm settings and choose the new audio track.
If you want to make your morning more exciting and your wakeup more effective, place your phone as far away from your bedroom as possible (within earshot). This way you have to get up out of bed, walk over to your phone, then turn off the alarm. This is especially effective with the Mission Impossible theme song.
Let There Be Light
If those alarm clock songs still don't do it for you, I have had some success with using a sunrise alarm clock light. With these alarm clocks, you set your desired wake time and it will slowly illuminate its light to simulate a sunrise. So when your alarm finally goes off, your subconscious already thinks that it's dawn, even if it's 6am in the winter. It even adjusts the color temperature from a warm sun break to a cool blue sunlight.
For even more tips on how to wake earlier, check out this article I wrote about my luxurious three-hour morning routine.
What songs do you use for your alarm? Let me know in the comments!