Have you ever struggled with pressing the snooze button several times before getting out of bed? "Luckily," I have a toddler who wakes me up very early every morning and he hasn't provided me with a snooze button yet.
However, sometimes I still find myself grumbling as I wake up. When I've done this too many days in a row I know that I'm not living a life I love.
It doesn't have to be this way for you though! Do you remember what it was like to wake up on Christmas morning as a child, when you were actually EXCITED to wake up early? You didn't struggle to get out of bed.
Well, today, I'm excited to bring you a tool that will give you that same excitement- it'll catapult you out of bed each morning.
When I use this tool, I find myself looking forward to hearing the morning coos of my children in a way I never did before. I get excited to go to bed early because it means I am that much closer to it being morning again- now my favorite time of the day.
This may sound a little trite, but I think that "living a life you love" means finding that feeling of excitement as you bound out of bed, ready to experience the day ahead.
THE EXCITEMENT PLAN
- Step 1: set your alarm for 10 minutes early (or in my case 10 minutes before my kids usually wake u), and decide to do something special for yourself in these early moments of the day, before anyone else in the house is awake.
-make yourself some tea and read one of your favorite blogs
-do some yoga while listening to your favorite music
-listen to a beloved podcast or the next chapter of your audiobook while you give yourself a pedicure.
Remember, this is something that feels nourishing and uplifting. If the first thing you do upon rising feels tedious (an ab work out or paperwork come to mind) you are NOT going to leap out of bed. Do your life a favor and give yourself 10 minutes of PLEASURE right when you wake up.
- Step 2: Plan this pleasure inducing activity out the night before. You could put it in your journal or write it on a post-it that you place on your night stand. It could be the same thing every day or change day to day.
THS is how we MAKE time for ourselves, mamas.
Let us know, in Facebook group, what you are planning on doing with your 10 minutes of "ME time."