I recently signed up for a 15-day blog challenge so be prepared to see more of me!
The first challenge is to blog about our daily success plan. What? Do I even have one? Well, in my mind I do but I have trouble carrying it out consistently.

I often think about how I want my day to pan out, but it doesn’t always go as planned in my head – mainly because I haven’t established very good habits when it comes to going to bed.

I am not a natural morning person (I know, I know….I CHOOSE to think that). However, I am working on changing my mindset and reframing what I believe about myself in that area. I go through spurts where I get in a good routine and have no problem getting up and getting out the door and then life happens. I go on vacation, I stay up too late watching a great TV show, I get into lengthy conversations with my husband, I remember that I haven’t made school lunch, etc and BAM…I’m back to sleeping in as long as I can – literally until the last possible minute where all I have to do is throw on some gym clothes and a hat. But then I find myself rushing around like a crazy momma and making everyone else crazy! Not exactly my ideal morning.

So instead of writing about my wonderful  “power hour” and how I set my day up for success, I’ll give you a run down on how I would love to see my morning unfold.Daily Success Plan.jpg

5:45 -6:00 – wake up, get dressed, grab iced-coffee and water bottle
6:15 – head out the door to the gym
6:30 – 7:15 – gym time
7:30 – back home/shower/wake daughter
7:45 – make sure daughter is up and going through her morning routine, pack lunch, get supplements ready
8:00 – final check to make sure morning routine is complete
8:10 – leave for school
8:30 – back home to review calendar for that day

In a perfect world that would be it – my power hour (more like 2+ power hours) for success. I would wake up refreshed from a great night’s sleep, get my body moving first thing in the morning, and then feel ready to take on the day without rushing.

However, I know that I can not have a successful morning without placing quite a bit of focus on what my evening looks like. In my ideal world (does that exist?), I would be asleep by 10pm. That would give me almost 8 hours of sleep – that is the amount I’ve found that my body needs, anything less and I’m not feeling all that great when I wake.

I wish I was the type of person that when my head hit my pillow, I was out. But that’s not me 🙁 My mind is usually all over the place and I’m thinking about a gazillion things that have to be done. In order to begin winding down, I’m going to have to turn off the TV, drink some SleepyTime tea, and do a quick thought download to get all of my ideas, things-to-do, and worries out of my head and on paper.

Without a successful bedtime routine, I know I will not have a successful morning routine.

What do you do to ensure your daily success? What are your success rituals? I would love to have some more ideas on how I can make every day a success!

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Christy is a Certified Wellness Coach and has a passion for empowering and educating individuals. She has over 10 years experience in the Health and Wellness industry and continues to pursue health and wellness activities through weight training, aerobics, and dance. Connect with us on our Google Plus Page Active. Healthy. Well.