Mummy get up now, stop sleeping all the time – My 3 year old
Apparently I sleep too much according to him, because I’m not already up at 6:20am on a Sunday morning!!!
If you’re not a mother and cannot relate, please skip right down to the How to Wake Up Early Every Morning Checklist below.
I need some help guys! Mums and dads alike! Even those of you who can just get up with ease as though someone is handing you £50k at the end of your bed for getting up so early without prompt. Erm…How do you do it!?
I am just not a morning person.
You would have thought after nearly 7 years of motherhood I would be springing out of bed like a spring chicken and commencing the day from 4am prompt every morning. Making a healthy yummy Kale and banana smoothie for breakfast, with some freshly baked homemade multiseeded bread, Yeah right!
To the mother that has the house done and breakfast made before the household is up! If you’re that mum please can you DM me! So I can take some tips and give you some accolades! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
After some research and trying these myself, I know that the checklist below definitely works and has been proven by successful people!
How to wake up early everyday checklist
1. Wake up Early!
Yep, just do it already! Apparently if you’re a top dog and you get things done typa person… Research suggests that you are usually waking up as early as 4.30am every morning.
In a poll of 20 executives cited by Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast,” 90% said they wake up before 6 a.m. on weekdays. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, for example, wakes at 4 and is in the office no later than 7. Disney CEO Bob Iger gets up at 4:30 to read. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is up at 5:30 to go jogging.
2. Do some Exercise mate!
Yep! God give me strength! The thought of exercising as soon as I get out of bed, I can’t even imagine!!
BUT, I have tried it before, and obviously I haven’t been able to keep up with it.. but I have tried the following; a yoga tutorial from YouTube and doing it for 20-30 mins every morning, and I do feel rejuvenated with a zest of energy and of course fully stretched. Just imagine you’ve been sleeping for so many hours… a good stretch is fully required! Google the health benefits! Or check out the benefits I found out Here
This is some more inspiration for you too..
Barack Obama starts out each day with strength and cardio training while Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey does three repetitions of a seven-minute workout, Anisa Purbasari reported for Business Insider.
“These are incredibly busy people,” says Vanderkam. “If they make time to exercise, it must be important.”
3. Get on with some important stuff (This is actually a 3 in 1 check)
I know when I’m up early and do some paperwork, pay bills, blog, respond to emails over a coffee or so, I’m fully alert and in the correct mindset.
Setting a To Do list for the day is also a great thing to do first thing in the morning before distractions begin to mount and fully distract us from what is important and must be done!
Work on your dreams, side hustle, business, plans or holidays- the stuff you can’t focus on once everyone one is up and in the way!
According to the Telegraph, Ludwig Beethoven, John Milton, Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, and Victor Hugo all tackled their creative projects in the morning.
4. Last but not least… Enjoy the Silence..
Instead of sleeping an extra 5-10 minutes and snoozing your life away… just get up earlier and have a moment to yourself… it feels so great when I’m up before everyone and I can just allow my mind to run free in peace… or just Sit and just stare into space for 10 mins over coffee (who does the early morning blank gaze, mouth opened just day dreaming about nothing)…
By the time you need to be really up you’ve got the slouch out the way and you’re good to go!
Hope you’ll find these tips useful! Please also share any you may have too!
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