Sometimes people ask Alex and I if we use our own alarm clock to wake up, and the answer is always an emphatic yes. Here are a few of the ways we use Alarm Clock Xtreme in our daily lives.
I created a playlist that contains most of my upbeat music and use the random song by playlist sound option to wake up. I can hear it when it’s still pretty quiet, so I use 50% as the max volume and set it to a 15 min volume crescendo. I use the shake to snooze option and have the shake duration increase after each snooze. I start with a 15 minute snooze and have it decrease by 3 minutes after each snooze. I set the max number of snoozes to 3. The 4th time the alarm goes off, I try to shake to snooze, but the music just keeps playing. Eventually I realize I have no snoozes left and I solve an easy math problem to shut off my alarm and get on with my day.
Sometimes I want to take a short break from work to stretch. I’ll set a timer for somewhere between 5 to 15 minutes so that my short break doesn’t turn into something much longer than intended. I disable the snooze and use a button to dismiss. I’ll set the music to random by artist and I change the artist depending on my mood and whether I want something quiet or loud.
Street cleaning happens once a week on most of the streets where I live, and I don’t want to forget to move my car. I set the alarm for an hour before I have to it next and use a label to remind me about the street cleaning. I give myself 3 ten minute snoozes, and I use the ringing alarm sound that comes with the phone so that when it goes off I know it’s something I really need to pay attention to. This alarm makes sure I don’t get any street cleaning tickets.
I like to wake up each day to one of my favorite San Francisco bands The Downer Party with the random by artist sound type. A 60 second volume crescendo is enough to wake up without scaring me out of bed. For anyone who needs to be sure they are up in the morning I recommend a dismiss method of 10 seconds of phone shaking. After 10 seconds of shaking a phone you are almost assuredly awake.
Power Nap Timer:
My perfect nap timer launches Pandora with the Wanda Jackson station. Vibrate on and no volume crescendo help get right back to work after my power nap. A dismiss method of solving two easy math problems prime me for any work that needs to be done after my well deserved power nap.
I like to use the silent alarm to remind me of repeating daily activities I set aside for personal growth. I can use it like a check list with Alarm Clock Xtreme’s labels. Never again will I miss my 20 minutes of daily meditation because I am to busy to remember.
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