I can’t believe it has already been four days of this decade, and I have a lot of school work to get through. For this semester, let’s do things differently. This semester, let’s get a headstart on our day and see what we find in the early hours of the day.
I have always loved this time of the day. They say only the lonely or the brokenhearted are up at 5AM. I want to reclaim this hour of the day. Let’s do this together!
Whether you have to work, study or simply get ready for the day ahead, set your alarm to 5am and be out of bed by 5:15. Hitting the snooze button is a bad habit I sadly enjoy a little too much in the morning. In order to make sure I wake up I plan my lazy morning correctly.
For starters, I plan to snooze for 15 minutes mindlessly in bed. I call this my gratitude time. We tend to focus a lot on what we don’t have. I recommend having some time to reflect on what we do have.
To me, the first 15 minutes of my day are dedicated to this.
I am a religious person. At this time I feel the most vulnerable, so this is when I like to give my thanks to God for all he has done for me.
I like to have a dramatic alarm. This makes sure that I wake up, but when I do, I like reading encouraging messages from my phone. Be soft to yourself. How you speak to yourself is the foundation for how you will see yourself. So be kind.
After my second alarm rings, typically at 5:15, I get up and make my way to the kitchen where depending on the day I either have cold-brewed or will make a hot pot of coffee.
I have come to love cold drinks in the morning, I find it more refreshing upon waking up.
Even though the reason I wake up this early is to get some studying done, I like to use the next 45 minutes for my self. While sipping my first cup of coffee I like to read a book. Sometimes I read the bible or sometimes I’d read a book for fun. Currently, I am reading Moon Sisters by Lucinda Riley, but not this morning, this morning I am gathering my thoughts in this post.
Typically I would have some me time until 6AM.
This is the time where I would stop whatever I’ve felt like doing this morning and get into the shower. I shower with cold water in the mornings. Nothing like a cold shower to wake up the body and soul from a good night sleep.
After my cold shower, I’d get dressed, put on makeup and start a mini-study session before leaving for class at 8am.
I challenge you to get a headstart this way.
Maybe you will discover parts of yourself you didn’t know, in the quiet of the morning?
If you do, I would love to hear all about it!
Send me a message on any of my social media about how the journey is going.
I’d love to be a part of this with you.
Until next time!
Good luck ✨
With love, Tia.