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What’s the goal?
This month I want to focus on waking up and starting my days earlier.
What’s the plan?
I usually get out of bed to get ready for work around 8:30 or 8:45 a.m. For the first week, I was able to wake up around 8:00 or 8:15 a.m. For week two, my goal was to wake up around 7:30 or 7:45 a.m.
What/how did I do?
Great news! This past week I’ve actually been going to sleep earlier, compared to the previous week. Also, I’ve actually been waking up around 7:00 or 7:15 a.m. every morning. That’s 30 minutes earlier than my goal for the week! At first, I was relying heavily on my alarm to wake me up. But, by the end of the week, my body started to automatically wake up by 7:15 a.m. I even woke up earlier on the weekend without much effort (normally on the weekends I sleep in AS LONG as I possibly can).
I think what really helped me wake up earlier was giving myself a “reward” or incentive for waking up. The incentive for me was that I would check my social media accounts as soon as I woke up. So even though I was waking up earlier, I didn’t dread it as much. That’s because I would get on Instagram and scroll through my feed for 20-30 minutes before getting up and getting ready for the day.
As I mentioned in my Week 1 recap, I’ve blocked off times on my Google Calendar to help me visualize what I would like my morning routine to look like at the end of the 30 Day Challenge. I still haven’t started to follow that schedule yet. However, my goal for this week is to try and adjust to following this schedule.
I haven’t really been using my Coach.me app to track my progress so hopefully, I can get back to using it this week.
My goal this upcoming week is to continue to wake up around 7:00 or 7:15 a.m. I also want to get up and moving by no later than 7:45 a.m.
Are you also trying to wake up earlier this month? What challenges are you running into? Do you have any tips to help with waking up earlier? Let me know in the comments below!
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