How many times do you snooze your alarm in the morning? Do you dread that 6am wakeup call? This post is designed to motivate you to get out of bed in the morning and make your whole day alot more productive.
I am definitely NOT a morning person but have found that using this ‘power hour’ method not only helps me get straight out of bed but also gives me time to take care of myself and develop a self-care routine (because how many of us put this at the bottom of our list?).
If you constantly snooze your alarm, always find yourself rushing around and don’t feel time to do anything in the morning, this blog is written for you. Before I reveal all, let’s talk about mornings for a second. Not many of us are lucky enough (like me) to really enjoy our work. This means that we don’t feel excited to be hauling ourselves out of bed to do something we don’t really want to do. I’m sure you notice that if you’ve got a shopping day planned or a hair appointment you’re looking forward to it’s much easier to get straight up.
You may want to consider changing your job if you really dislike going, but if that’s not going to happen the one thing you CAN change is your mindset and your habits.
That’s where the power hour comes in. It seems a big ask for someone who already struggles to make it out of bed in the morning to then get up an hour earlier, but you’re going to have to trust me; it really works. The power hour is pretty simple. 20 minutes work on your mind, 20 minutes work on your body and 20 minutes work on your soul. There are 24 hours in a day….surely it’s worth dedicating just one to our energy and wellbeing.
Start by choosing an activity for each section from the options below (or think of your own) , Body, Mind and Soul.
Reading a fiction book
Learning a language
Playing an instrument
Listening to a podcast
Reading a nonfiction book
Watching a TED talk
Baking or cooking
Starting a DIY project
Do each activity for twenty minutes. Make sure you time yourself. It doesn’t matter what order you do it in. Some people prefer to do their favourite thing first or last, it’s up to you! I usually start with my body as I feel like this wakes me up and makes me more receptive to soul and mind. You don’t even have to do this in one big chunk. You can spread it out throughout the day or do it before bedtime instead. Personally I think it’s a great start to the day and gives you some purpose to getting up.
They say it only takes 30 days to make something a habit, but try starting with seven days and take it one day at a time. Hopefully, like me, this will make you feel more inspired and motivated. Give it a go and let me know how you get on!