I was lying in bed this morning, hitting the snooze button for the umpteenth time and swearing I’ll do better tomorrow. Every single morning I try to remind myself of my previous day’s promise to get to work before 9am (ideally by 8:45am) right before I hit that snooze button again. Whyyyyyyy?
It’s time to set myself up for success rather than failure. It’s not that I don’t have the right intentions, but if I’m in bed at 1 am and asleep by close to 2, there is just no way I (as much I’d like it to be different) that I’m going to pop out of bed at 7:30am with a smile. Nope!
So today (after finally peeling myself out of bed at 8:25am) I promised myself to be in bed by 10:30pm every weeknight. I can read in bed for 30 minutes to relax and then should have plenty of rest by the time that alarm goes off the next morning at 7:30. Bonus points will be given if:
- I set up the timer on my coffee maker the night before (I am SO not a morning person, trying to brew that cup of coffee right after I get out of bed is not as easy as it should be)
- I pack my lunch the night before
- I pack my gym clothes the night before.
These will give me even more time in the morning to wake up slowly and relax before the work day. I just hate the state of stress I start each morning with, which sets me up for failure later in the day (that’s material for another post!).
This year I will not just *wish* to do better, I will set myself up for success!
What about you? What can you plan for in order to succeed? I’m all about goal setting and specific ways to get there this year!! 😀