A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the desire to change my morning routine and get myself into new, better habits, and I said I’d keep you updated.
So here’s the update: I failed miserably!
How do people find the motivation/commitment/energy to get up earlier than is completely necessary?!
The first day, I woke up at 8am, after forgetting to set my alarms, to Little K waking up (it’s like even she was against me; I can normally guarantee a wakeup call before 7am, but not anymore!).
The next thing I know, it’s now 2 weeks later and I haven’t managed to get even close to it! When it’s the middle of the day and I’m happily writing away at my desk, it’s all so easy to say I’ll get up early, but when it’s all dark and I’m all tucked up in my cosy duvet, it just seems impossible. I’ve always loved my bed and sleep, and I just can’t seem to get out of it (literally). I have to be honest, if Little K is being gracious enough to allow me a small lie in, I’d be a fool not to take it!
I’ve bought myself one of those sunshine simulating clocks which gradually get brighter as it comes to your alarm time, but instead of making me wake up better, it just makes me put my head under the duvet and pretend it’s not happening.
I keep searching for some miracle cure to my getting out of bed situation, but as time goes on I’m starting to realise that there is only one real answer. Just get up. No excuses. No snoozing. No turning over and ignoring it. Just. Get Up.
Again, so easy for me to write now, but my mind just doesn’t agree at 6.30am!
Maybe 6.30am is just too early for me right now. I’m going to take another approach next time. Slow and steady wins the race.
Instead of steaming straight ahead and wanting to get out of bed so early, I am going to aim to be out of bed by 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends (this is, of course assuming Little K doesn’t wake up earlier, in which case I get up whenever she decides!)
Will give it another try from next week… as I so often do… Fingers crossed I can get some motivation together to get through at least one morning.