I am anything but a morning person. I am a "don't talk to me before I've had my coffee" type of morning person. For all of you out there reading this - I get it!
How you start your day, or more specifically how you spend those first few morning hours sets the tone for the rest of your day. That’s why making over your morning is so important.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself. Let’s use the snooze button as an example. You set an early alarm to make sure you have time for exercise, meditation, or simply some much needed “me time”. You have every intention of getting up and doing whatever you’re setting out to do when you set the alarm in the first place. You get up when the alarm chimes and go for that walk, do your meditation exercise, or read a book for twenty minutes. Other days you just can’t make yourself get up. You hit the snooze button multiple times, or turn the alarm off altogether and go back to sleep.
Think about how the rest of those days went: Did you notice a difference in how you felt? How much did you got done on the mornings when you got up with your first alarm? Were you able to do all the things you set out to do?
If I had to take a guess, I’d say that the mornings when you got up as soon as the alarm went off went a lot smoother and you were able to accomplish more. The other days...well....not so much.
Today, I want you to start preparing for the upcoming challenges. Use today to reflect back on your mornings and what does & does not work for you and your family.