Ever since I started working later in the day I stopped using alarm clocks. Now I am considering starting to use it again to have a better morning routine and perhaps even a better evening routine too.
When you don’t have an exact time to wake up in the morning you end up getting out of bed at different times each day. You have a lack of routine so you end up not doing anything productive in the first moments of the day. You get ready and eat breakfast but if you don’t have anything else you end up doing different things each day and you miss a lot of the things that you want to do but don’t “have time” to do it just because you haven’t planned it properly.
There is definitely a feel good aspect of not having an alarm clock every morning, you feel like you don’t have something controlling you, you feel you are free.
When you don’t have time to wake up in the morning you end up not having time to go to bed. You can always stretch a bit more in the evening and go to bed later since you know you can stay in bed longer in the morning if you still need more sleep.
So setting up a routine and a time to go to bed and a time to wake up can be beneficial and you can gain a lot by adding back an alarm clock to your life. I am definitely warming up to that idea.