Well I haven’t given up yet but two nights in a row I took my phone to bed with me and shut the alarm down as soon as it started. The next two nights I went back to leaving it in the kitchen and got up to turn it off but then went right back to bed. I am really not a morning person so I am yet to jump out of bed at 5 and start getting things accomplished but I have found that being awake and relaxing in bed extra long has helped me start my day on a much more positive note than just getting up at the last minute. Part of me feels exhausted from being up so early but I also find that I am being more productive throughout the day. I’m going to keep going with this and see where it takes me. 🙂
I spend far too much time on Facebook but I have stumbled upon some wonderful things there so I keep coming back. One of the wonderful things was Jon Acuff and his #DoSummer movement. I haven’t actually signed up for the challenge, but the group I joined (on Facebook) is full of ambitious people who are working on their hustles and they have been inspiring me to bring a little more hustle to my daily life. Within the group several people were making #5amclub posts each day. I got curious and followed the hashtag to this video
Now I like to think that I have an efficient bullshit filter and I recognize the personal promotion that is going on in this video but I like the concept of starting my day earlier and creating the time to exercise, plan and prepare before my kids are up and the distractions begin. I have written #5amclub at the top of every page of my day planner for 10 weeks and my alarm is set to go off at 5 every morning, even weekends. I am committing.
What I would like to achieve is:
A greater sense of quiet through meditation.
Incorporating even a small amount of purposeful exercise into my day.
Having more focus and drive by starting my day with a plan.
Loosing some (all) of the weight that I have gained in the last 6 months.
Having time for meal prep, oil pulling, relaxing showers, etc.
I am hoping to check in each day and compare my first post with my 70th to see my progress.
Got out of bed. Walked to the kitchen to turn the alarm off. Went back to bed.
Not exactly a success yet, but I am up and functional before 8am on a Sunday so I’ll keep going. 149.2lbs
Got out of bed. Walked to kitchen to turn alarm off. Went back to bed.
*posted a day late