Here's little dialog between me and my mom, on a Sunday morning.
MOM: what are you doing up so early?
ME: I set my alarm.
ME: I don't want to waste the entire day sleeping.
Now, if someone told me a couple of months ago, that I would be saying those words, I would have told them to get some help.
I can easily sleep from 10pm to 11am, but lately I've been getting up early - voluntarily!!!
WHO AM I?????
But all joking aside (not really), I've actually started feeling the need to get up in the morning and I've been motivated to do stuff. This is big news for someone who during their lowest times, spent entire days in bed (but that's a story for another post).
Here's what I did to get to where I am now!
1. Go to bed earlier!
Basically, one hour before I go to bed (the time varies, depending on my work schedule) I turn off my computer, put my phone on silent and make a cup of tea. I recently bought a Kindle, witch was one of my best purchases!! So for an hour I sip my pure green tea and read. Not seeing those flashing adds that you do on your computer makes me really focus on the book and unwind.
2. Sleep Cycle
My current favorites:
James Blunt - Heart to Heart / Bonfire Heart / Bones / I'll Be Your Man/ Telephone
Olly Murs - Never Been Better / Did You Miss Me? / Wrapped Up / Up (ft. Demi Lovato)
RuPaul - Sissy That Walk! (It's impossible to have a bad day, if you start it with this song!)
Demi Lovato - Really Don't Care
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off / Blank Space / Welcome To New York / How You Get The Girl
Create a playlist on your phone and get movin'!
Also - Tea! This is what I look forward to the most each morning. Making a cup of English Breakfast of Earl Grey tea.
Porridge with a banana and some honey (1cup oats, 2 cups of milk - just cook it while stirring).
I have gotten to the point where I set my alarm half an hour earlier, because not eating breakfast is simply not an option. I've been feeling much more energized, I'm not craving junk food as much and I generally eat less throughout the day.
You can also try this one!
I also prefer going to the gym in the morning. I've made it my monthly goal to go to the gym twice a week and since my mom works in that area, I get up at 6am so she can drive me. It works perfectly because it get's my body and metabolism moving, it wakes me up and by the time I get home I still have the whole day ahead of me.
I also love using the 7 minute workout app - it's exactly that, a 7 minute workout and the app tells you what exercises to do. I love the Johnson & Johnson one, because you can like or dislike exercises and based on your data they create a smart workout that specifically fits your needs and preferences :)
If you made it to the end of this long-a** post then leave a comment ;)
I really hope you guys found this helpful, it really changed the way I feel throughout the day - there's nothing like realizing that, by the time you would have dragged yourself out of bed one month ago, you already did a bunch of productive stuff!
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Talk to you soon! x
Smile! Teeth are always in style ;)
- dr. Seuss
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