I am currently in the process of shifting more and more, so I don’t know yet how it is supposed to work, but I do tend to feel a lot better.
Basically I remove all the clocks with minutes (and especially with seconds) out of my vision and I will receive a new watch for my birthday. A 24h watch with just one pointer for the hour and from that you can derive roughly whether it’s a whole hour or a quarter to or from the whole. For me it will be a reminder to look at the bigger picture in life and not get buried in the unnecessary detail.
I still use an alarm clock, but that one is set on a preset time and my room will light up at the same moment in the morning. (Albeit in the future I’d like this moment to shift a bit forward, so I wake up a little earlier day by day).
Furthermore, when I have an appointment, I will put it in Google Calendar with a reminder, that will trigger a notification and if it’s important or urgent also a sound.
So when I do need to be precise, I can be, but for the rest of the day I can live on a slower pace and not need to worry about the minutes lost to ‘inefficiency’.
Yes, this seems like a better system. Right now, I have set up an alarm that asks me to rate my sleep at the moment I wake up. However, I feel like I can’t be an honest judger of that, when I just wake up out of limbo land. Perhaps the few hours and days help me get a more objective view on the situation.