Why are you hitting your alarm clock? Are you trying to start a fight first thing in the morning? Are struggling with getting up in the morning? Do you hit the snooze button over an over again? You are not alone. I struggle for sure. But every time I have hit the snooze button, I feel worst than if I had just gotten out of bed in the first place.


Studies show that when you hit the snooze button your body does not allow you to get back into that deep sleep where you feel refreshed. Think about it. You are literally torturing yourself by going back to “sleep” for five to ten minutes only to be woken up again, and again, and again. After all, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is insanity. You may feel groggy as you peel yourself out of bed while you try to figure out a way to make up for the time you missed by hitting the snooze button. Then starts the the downward spiral of the “negative self talk” of all the things that you could have accomplished if you had just gotten up on time. What about getting stressed because you are late for work and hitting every red light on the way. Or forgetting an important detail because you were rushing out the door? Unnecessary stress right? Have you been there? It all started with hitting snooze! Crazy to think, right? Stop hitting the snooze button.


I aim to wake up between 5-5:30 a.m. every morning. But in all honesty, it has been hard for me lately. So what did I do? I begin the night before with evening affirmations to set me up for a positive mindset the next morning. By morning when my alarm goes off, I am already thinking positive! Then, to help me get my brain going, I have a bottle of R.C. Essential Oil  by my bedside. R.C. essential oil blend includes essential oils of Eucalpytus globulus, Myrtus communis, Origamum majorana, Pinus sylvestris, Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora, Lavendula angustifolia, Cupressus sempervirens, Picea mariana, and Mentha piperita.  I put my alarm clock far away so I have to get out of bed to turn it off and then I open my bottle of R.C. Essential Oil and take a few DEEP breaths. In a matter of 20-30 seconds I am feeling alert and ready to start my day. Why? Because the small molecules from the essential oil travel through the nose, past the blood brain barrier, into the limbic system. The unique blend of multiple species of eucalyptus and peppermint helps to stimulate the brain and respiratory system to get that oxygen flowing to the brain.


After I get my brain pumped, I rub some R.C. Essential Oil on my chest, I put on my workout clothes, and start my daily workout routine.  R.C. essential oil is also good to diffuse during workouts and you can apply it with a carrier oil post workout for muscle recovery. AND (yes, there is more) it helps support the respiratory system especially through those rough seasonal . Those are just a few of the many ways you can use RC in your daily routine.




As a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, I am always looking for natural, simple, quick, and effective ways to feel my best and to educate my clients to feel their best too! I LOVE how I can use one powerful and versatile essential oil blend for so many things. And with the Young Living Seed to Seal Promise, I feel good about what I am inhaling and putting into my body and what I am recommending to my clients.  And most of all, I feel safe using them for my family.


Mindset and Motivation are just one the many the services I offer to my clients. I have my watched clients quit addictive behaviors, discover joy, and find purpose in life by changing their mindset. And incorporating essential oils throughout the process enhances their experiences and helps support the brain and body at a cellular level while encouraging long-term results. Quit wasting time in your day. Contact me at  JOYfull Inspirations to set up an individual session for a customized plan to help you optimize the time in your day. Feel the difference.

Life Science Publishing (2014). Essential Oils Desk Reference. 6th ed.

Is Hitting the Snooze Button Bad for your Health?

Letticia Callies
Letticia Callies

Dr. Letticia Callies (a.k.a. Dr. Joy) is on a mission to spread joy around the world. She helps people who are stuck or overwhelmed by helping them get the results they need to live out their joyful purpose. She uses a combination of evidence-based strategies to help you bounce back when you fall, empower and encourage you in your faith, improve your overall wellness, and help you discover more time to do what you love. Her joyful demeanor and compassionate communication help motivate her clients to make positive changes that simply become second nature.

Dr. Callies is the wife of her best friend for over 20 years; she is a mom to four boys and two girls. She is the founder of JOYFull Inspirations, LLC, an author, homeschool educator, worship dancer, and joy-lettering journalist. She enjoys spending time with her family, sampling tea, leading joy-handlettering Bible studies, and creating healthy recipes in the kitchen.