But first a picture of me at 6 am, aren’t I just the prettiest princess on the block!
This week has been the first week of my hauling but out of bed earlier in the morning to fit in some much needed me time before work, so I am not a horrible person to people who pay me money not to be horrible. Mostly though it was for me, so I could feel like I come first and not work.
List of listy things:
- I will always be tired. Yup. Weather I get up at 5:30 am or 7 am it’s going to suck either way. I am going to resent the alarm and not sleeping in, always. But if the hardest part is getting up and I’m good to go once I do, then let’s get up earlier for the benefits of getting my day started right.
- I was probably a little over ambitious with what I could get done in the amount of time I was giving myself. Example, I can’t go to the gym, run, lift weights, stretch down, get ready for work and still spend time writing in the morning. Not unless I get up at like 4 in the morning. And let’s face it that is being a little unreasonable and expecting super human efforts from myself. It would essentially be me setting myself up for failure, too much too fast.
- Which means I am also learning to be flexible and adjust with the time I have. Example, this morning I forgot my gym bag at home and only realized when I got the gym. I had to turn around and go back for it. I adapted my run to meet the time requirements. The other day I wanted to write before work, but my husband needed some help with his flight back home, so I spent that time doing that. Then when he got home, he woke me in the middle of the night, so instead of writing in the morning, I slept a little more, and got up and had tea and read a little. I still felt great going into work, and still did things for me before I got there, but it wasn’t the original plan.
- I don’t like big breakfasts when I first wake up. I like to ease myself into food. After the gym I am hungrier, so I eat then. If it’s not a gym morning, then a light morning snack to get me going.
- The afternoon slump. At around 2pm my brain becomes mush and I need a little pick me up. Either that or to relocated to a country where siesta’s are the norm. I consider this a small price to pay and completely something I can adapt for.
- I have been sleeping more soundly. Huzzah.
Overall it’s been great. There have been hiccups, but it’s about adjusting course as needed and being flexible. The whole purpose of this for me, is for me to feel like I have come first. And each morning I have done that. Maybe not in the way I had originally planned, but a me first need was being met in each of those cases.
As for the course, I’m taking it as extra motivation to keep me on track. It just happened that my goals and the course aligned for just the perfect timing and who am I to resist serendipity.
Alright Poppets, what do you do for you first in the morning?