Last week I caught a cold and so let myself sleep in a lot to get some rest. I am no longer ill but I’m still sleeping in – oops.
The big problem is that the first time my alarm goes off, I know I can be out of bed and wide awake and ready to go. But then I think, eh, just a few more minutes, and then it’s fifteen minutes before I have to leave for class and I don’t even have time to goof off on tumblr (not that…I do that….clearly I do first things first and get started on homework and things. clearly.)
I guess I’ll add a “get up when my alarm goes off” goal, since that’s really my problem here! 1 month ago
Tomorrow morning, I plan on being out of bed by 7:30am. :)
Here’s to hoping that posting this will keep me motivated! 2 months ago
I’ve been failing at this for a very long time.
Issue 1: I leave everything until the morning to sort out and never have enough time for it all.
Issue 2: I keep going back to sleep or lazing around instead of getting ready.
Action: * Pack my things before I go to sleep.
- Stick to waking up consistently
- Wake up with energy to get up and go. 4 months ago
But one thing I really do want to focus on this year is eating breakfast in the morning. This morning I had cereal, and it only took about five minutes in total… It doesn’t need to take long at all, but it did seriously help me to wake up and get through the day!
Also, I think I was a lot less cranky! Bonus! 5 months ago
Waking up at 6am is getting easier with time and I’m falling back to sleep less and less. I think now it’s time to get out the checklist to make sure I get everything done in the morning – and getting things organised the night before might be good too! 7 months ago
I’ve been terrible with the early mornings so far. I tend to wake up at 6am, go downstairs and fall asleep on my sofa again until I have to go to work.
We’ll see how it goes next week. 8 months ago
I’ll try this out on Monday and see how it goes.
06:00 – WAKE UP (No Snoozing of the alarm)
– Put my phone on charge
– Turn on my TV
06:15 – Have breakfast (Take it to my desk and eat)
– Take pill
– Plan my day
06:30 – Shower (exfoliate & moisturise)
– Put on makeup
– Straighten hair
06:50 – Get dressed
– Brush my teeth
07:00 – Make my lunch and coffee for the day
07:15 – Leave for work 9 months ago
Firstly I recognised I am not a natural morning person. Then I promised to kill the SNOOZE aka torture button. Working backwards from the time I need to be out of the door – I broke my morning into 15 minute chunks. Chosing what Then I decided what I want to do most in a morning for now. Then I put them in the order that made sense.
15 minutes to just wake up
15 minutes to meditate
15 minutes to get dressed & groomed
15 minutes to make breakfast & coffee
1 Hour to write or work out!
I threw myself in at the deep end and found the early nights sorted themselves out. 11 months ago
Been reading a fantastic book recommended to me by a friend called “Your Brain at Work” by David Rock (http://www.your-brain-at-work.com/). There’s a section of the book that talks about emotions, the limbic system and the idea of “towards” and “away” (fight or flight, basically). I’m realizing that the habits I don’t like tend to have to me going into “away” modes and going “towards” things that are not aligned with my actual goals.
So right now I’m just in observing: what makes me feel good and moving towards things? what makes me feel bad and moves me away from them? How can I take what I learn from each of these situations and, you know, switch ‘em around so that I move away from the things that are counterproductive and towards the things that I want to do? 17 months ago
I have no idea what I want my morning routine to be. I find it hard to stick to anything on a regular basis, especially in the AM hours. However, I know enough to know that I’m usually too tired to accomplish much when I get home from work so if I want things to get done, maybe the best option is before work.
Things I would definitely like to incorporate:
Exercise 30 minutes at least 2x a week (eventually would like this to be every day)
Shower and use my Clinque moisturizer on my face
Get dressed and ready for work (Total shower and ready time: 30 mintues)
Hobby for 30 minutes (crochet, knitting or cooking)
30 minutes of house blessing (Flylady style)
Puppy cuddling (he’s most cuddly in the AM, could possibly be done with knitting or crocheting) 21 months ago
1) Wake up & shower
3) Moisturise face & body
4) Put phone on charge
5) Do make up quickly!
6) Dry hair & do it
7) Get dressed
8) Put jewellery on
9) Take vitamin & allergy tablets
10) Pick up bag, phone, water bottle and GO!
NOW STICK TO IT MAISIE! :) 21 months ago
Seriously need to work on this goal… I need to find ways to make this a habit! Working on my other goal of waking up earlier certainly goes hand in hand with this. I think I need an extra 15 minutes in the morning to make this work. 21 months ago