I had my alarm go off at 5:45 am this morning. I wanted, NEEDED to be productive today – We have a house inspection tomorrow morning with nothing ready for that and an etsy store I want to open next week with not nearly enough products to sell! But – here I am, 7:30 and still laying in bed. At least I am writing about my laziness….
I worked night shift nursing for about two years, so I thought maybe that has something to do with my inability to get out of bed. I had myself convinced of this fact until this morning when I realized,
“Ok, Renee – It’s been SIX months – that’s no longer a valid excuse..”
Something has to give.
I love when I do wake up early, I feel like I get a lot more done by noon on those days than what I feel I get done all day getting up at 9 or 10. I feel much more accomplished and productive – happier. But getting there is the problem.
Once I’m out of bed, everything’s fine. I find my mojo and start steamrolling. I’m ready to dominate. It’s getting out of bed that’s the problem. I tell myself, “Renee – just get out of bed. You know you got this once you get that far.”
But I can’t. The bed is so warm and my animals and significant other are still sleeping and I like being stretched out and I don’t wanna get dressed and I don’t wanna start my responsibilities and I don’t wanna put on a bra and I don’t wanna touch the cold air or cold floor and I don’t wanna look at my bed head in the mirror and I just don’t wanna do anything I don’t wanna do (run-on whining sentence intended).
And if Cody gets up before I do and tries to wake me, I become the grumpiest, snappiest beeyyyittch on the planet. No one should have a full conversation before coffee.
It’s YOUR turn to give the writer some advice! For all you morning people out there, what is your routine? Tips? I want to love mornings and become one with the rising sun, but I need some help, y’all!
Is is my diet? Nighttime routine? Ability to just push the snooze button a billion times? Having a too cute, furry sleeping companion?
I know the answer is ‘all of the above.’ I know what I need to do, but telling it to myself just dosen’t cut it sometimes. I need others to call me out on my incessant morning laziness and help me to become a better morning person.