Start your morning 30 minutes earlier

Start your morning 30 minutes earlier than usual. You’ll be amazed at the amount of things you can accomplish in just half an hour. Better yet, you’ll feel more energized to start the day!

26-02-10 Sunshine Rainbows & Lollipops. Start your morning 30 minutes earlier.
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Here’s how a typical morning works for me. Alarm rings. I hit snooze. Just in case I don’t hit the snooze button, I have a second alarm for back-up. And a third. What happens is I end up in bed 30 minutes more than usual. The ironic thing is I do get extra sleep but it’s interrupted by 10 minute alarm intervals. That doesn’t make for a very restful sleep now, does it? I wake up crankier too.

So, fine. If I want to wake up earlier, I might as well commit to it. If I typically wake up at 6, then I have to wake up at 5.30. No snooze buttons allowed. That was an experiment for a few days and it made a pretty good impact on my day!

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  1. Early in the morning is usually my “me time”. What I usually do is drink coffee and read a book or whatever that I have around the house. Those 30 minutes, though, it is a short one, is one of the most treasured and enjoyable time for me. hehehe!

  2. That’s true Ms. Toni. I really want to do that. I do that before with my husband when there are no kids yet. But I blame my kids now because I have a hard time doing it. I love to laze around in bed when my kids are not up yet. I just love to lay beside them until they all wake up.

  3. I agree wholeheartedly! If only I could actually do it! :) I’m still trying though…I love the extra patch of time I have to myself when I do :)

  4. mommy ni julio says:

    So true. I tend to finish a lot of work if less distractions coming from co workers who are in constant need of me.

    • High five! When I get to work 30 minutes earlier, I appreciate the quiet half hour of working with no interruptions too. Gets more work done!

  5. I so agree with you about setting up multiple alarms that wake you up every 10 minutes. Well, I don’t do this, but my husband does. It really makes me cranky in the morning! I’ll definitely share this method with my husband.

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