Daily Routine…

We all know that it is not easy to break a bad habit.  It’s uncomfortable.  We find ourselves in this routine that is easy to flow through, but is it?  I love sleep and getting up early has always been tough for me to discipline myself to do if I don’t have to be anywhere.   But making sure I have enough time to prepare my day is important.  I don’t like to rush myself out the door, but for years I’ve always had early training clients or classes to teach so it made it difficult to wake up early enough to set my day up.  Fortunately I’ve been able to adjust my days so that I give myself that one hour to prepare, do a devotion, and set up my task list.  We talked about routine yesterday with your fitness and it is also important with how you organize your day so you become most efficient.  If my days are not consistent, I will not get as much done as needed.  Yes things come up later in the day so the hour at the beginning when I get up is my most important hour.  It basically determines my mood for the day too.  If you don’t have it already, give yourself one hour to set up and see how much better the rest of your day becomes.  🙂

Are you a snoozer?

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What time do you wake up in the morning?  With everything we have going on, waking up an hour early everyday can help you achieve so much more in your day.  After all, what would you do with an extra 5-7 hours in your week?  If you find yourself running out of time on a daily basis, you may be hurting your lifestyle by hitting the snooze button.  This is something I am personally aiming to work on the next few months.  Don’t forget when you wake up early, think about trying to get to bed a little earlier so that you still get 6-8 hours of sleep per night.   I know some require more sleep than others so you may have to try out different times if you end up tired from the earlier rise time.  Also, if you start waking up earlier you will find that it is easier to fall asleep earlier as your body adapts.

Waking up earlier will automatically reduce your stress levels because you have more time to set up for your day causing you to eat better and have more time to exercise (what a concept!!)  Adding this discipline will provide you with more benefits than you know.  Try it out!

Happy Friday!

~Carrie

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