Getting Up Early

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It’s not the first time I’ve tried to get up early for a period of time but here we are again. I’ve been reading Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8AM (buy here).

I’ve made my miracle morning plan and have been getting up initially at 6am and this morning I managed to bring it forward to 5:30am. I must admit, I don’t seem to have reached ‘full speed’ yet, feels a bit sluggish if I’m honest. I’m hoping that if I can get myself used to getting out of bed at that time, I can then begin to make better use of the time. 

I remember the days, not that long ago when I would be up at 5, throwing on my running gear and be out of the door for 5:15am. I’m not sure what’s happened, maybe it’s age or just ‘life’ but it seems to be so much more of a struggle! I’m hoping that perhaps I’m just out of the swing of things. Such a crazy few years very bitter sweet with tragic life events thrown at us too, time to start looking after ourselves and enjoying life again! Starting with early mornings, there’s definitely truth in saying that an early start gives a better day, well it does for me anyway.

As I have mentioned before, I just don’t trust myself with an alarm by the bed, it’s all too easy for me to snooze. This has led me to quite a faff of a process in getting up.AdobeStock_109464331 alarm clock.jpegDuring the evening, I set an old school bell alarm in the kitchen. I set my phone alarm to go off ten minutes before that and my Fitbit (Ionic on my wrist) five minutes before that. The idea is that I absolutely have to get out of bed and go downstairs before the alarm in the kitchen goes off. It’s the only sure fire way I know that makes me get up at the very time I intended the night before!

Right then, off to set that alarm, I’ll let you know how it goes!

Sarah x

 



 

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