There are two types of people. Those who go to bed late and wake up late and those who wake up early and go to bed early.
My mum used to say the best time of day was around five. Nobody is up and the sun has just come up. Peaceful and quiet. This couldn’t be more true. I love looking out the window seeing the sun still rising, blaring all her beautiful colours onto our magnificent world.
I’ve never been a morning person. Ever. I curse my alarm clock most mornings and making my bed whilst it’s still warm is just damn depressing!! But, regardless of all of these feelings, I have a list of things to do everyday and trying to squeeze that in-between looking after a toddler and after a twelve-hour day, with the toddler. . . is really tough. I have recently made the decision that if I want the life I am heading for, I have too commit to getting up early and going to bed early. Some people may say that I am ‘sacrificing’ my sleep. But, it isn’t a sacrifice if I am doing something that makes me happy. It isn’t a sacrifice if I am doing things that are benefiting others and it definitely isn’t a sacrifice if I am taking positive steps towards being the person I want to be! So I get up earlier, just an hour earlier. My mind is fresh and untouched by a day of thinking and rushing around.
If you are one of those people who are always saying, ‘I just don’t have enough time’ well this is your answer! I know for some people they have weird schedules or baby’s to look after, so maybe just fifteen minutes or half an hour, instead of an hour, will help you. The extra time just makes such a difference. And if you’re like me and the things on your to-do list are things you want to do and really enjoy, then after a few days of getting up early, you will be happy to get up and get ready to smash another day. You got this!
You know when you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr Zeus
My tips on a positive morning
- Drink water! I drink a pint of water before I do anything else. This wakes my body up and also ticks one pint off my drinking amount for the day.
- Move your body. When I first wake up its my body that isn’t ready. I do some stretches and meditation. For a lot of people exercise is their go-to to start their morning.
- Write your dreams down! I write what my aspirations are, every single morning. I remember why I do what I do, and what I need to do to get there. Then in the evening I go over them and ask myself, what did I do today to help me move towards my goals? and, if I had the day over again, what would I do differently? Everyday guys!
- Listen to something positive. Whilst I make coffee and get ready, I will listen to music or a motivational video. This pumps me up and feeds me motivation. My favourite motivational speech is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6iPH1gsYVY
- Go through your list. I always make a to-do list the day before so I am prepared. If I can get anything done before I go to work then I will. You’ll feel so much more productive and positive by starting the day with things already crossed off. Instead of finishing a hard, long day and then realising you still have a long list of things to do. . . .
- Lastly, and maybe most importantly, Tell yourself something positive. I do this especially when it’s the last thing I want to do! It’ll give you a little boost and you can come back to it later one when you are maybe feeling tired or unmotivated.