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.
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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