Welcome back, ya beauties!
I’m writing to you today because I found the ultimate solution to waking up the FIRST time your alarm goes off! Yes, this is a big enough deal that it requires its own post. I always feel more refreshed and ready to take on a busy day when I have time to drink my coffee on my balcony, and enjoy some “me-time” before the work day takes over. If you’ve never taken advantage of a morning self-care routine, it’ll change your life — this, I promise you. SO, let’s get into how to get ‘er done, so you can get more shit done.
A little back story:
Growing up I was a competitive rhythmic gymnast. I trained 6 days per week, coached up to 4 nights per week, and competed every other weekend, all while managing a full course load, travelling all over the world, and getting good grades. I mean, I had to pull quite a few all-nighters to ensure I got those good grades, and then live on zero hours of sleep while practicing, studying, and coaching, but I did it! Looking back I often wonder how…
I’ve been thinking a lot about that discipline lately and comparing it to my current self. It quickly became obvious that there’s no real comparison when it comes to my morning discipline… You guys, I just can’t wake up !
Sometimes I snooze my alarm for TWO HOURS STRAIGHT. It started when I figured out the side button on my iPhone was also a snooze button. Now I can snooze without even looking at it — it’s an issue.
Hold onto your night ‘caps,’ because this might be THE solution you’ve been looking for. You’ll just need two things:
1. An alarm (I personally use my Google Home.)
2. A coffee maker with an auto timer (if you don’t have one you can get one from Canadian Tire for around $30.)
Here’s what you need to do (I’ll use my own wake up times as an example):
Put your alarm in a room close to the kitchen. Set up your coffee maker to start brewing at 7:00 a.m. Then set your alarm for 7:05. Turn that bi*ch up loud! When the alarm goes off, you’ll need to get out of bed to stop it. When you get to the kitchen, the aroma of coffee will start waking up your senses. You won’t want to miss out on a fresh cup, so BOOM, you’ll stay awake!
It’s not rocket science, but it worked for me. And if it can work for me, it can for you. Give it a try, my sleepy sheep, and let me know if it helps!