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Becoming a morning person | WEEK 1: the plan and the failure

I'm trying to become a morning person in 4 weeks (here's why), and it's not going to be easy? This was my week 1.

The idea seemed easy:

I would start with waking up at 6 instead of 6:30.

Waking up, doing some quick yoga to get the muscles going, getting ready, planning my day and having breakfast with my parents before leaving. I set only 1 alarm, because with 2 or more I know I always wait for the last one anyway. With one I would be forced to use that one.

This was the plan.


Or not.

In a week I ended up planning my day in the morning a total of 3 days, I did yoga once and one day I woke up at 7:20 (yes, that is not a typo, 7, I got ready in 15 minutes).

What went wrong?

I always heard the alarm and always thought “come on Chiara, you can do this. You’re going to write about it. Get up”… but then I also always thought “Only 5 more minutes”.

I believe the problems were two:

1) I went to bed too late. Changing these habits can be hard, and often at night is the only time I get to talk to my friends far away. But I need to go to sleep earlier. I’m waking up 6, so at 11 maximum I should be in bed. This is going to be very hard for me.

2) Not enough motivation: yoga, I could do it in the afternoon; planning, I could do it once arrived in the office or the night before. I need some good reason to get up, something positive and something that I can’t just postpone. That one time I managed to get up and do everything was because my cat decided to ask me for food, but I’m allergic to cats and she shouldn’t really jump on my bed.

So here we have it: week 1 was technically a failure, but an opportunity to see what I need to make it.

Will week 2 go better?

We’ll find out next week (don’t forget to subscribe for updates!)

Un grande abbraccio.


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