When It’s Hard to Get Up in the Morning

I wasn’t able to get up at 5 am today, even if I set up my alarm clock at 5 am. Last night, I was able to go to bed at past 11 pm. I woke up as soon as J woke up to go to work. While he was taking a shower, I went to the kitchen to pack his lunch. I asked him if he wants some breakfast and he said he’ll just drink coffee in the office.

When he left, I started some yoga exercise and meditated. Then I made some breakfast and ate while reading a book. I’m on-call today so I took a shower after breakfast.

This is currently my biggest problem, waking up early┬áin the morning. I don’t know why, but my body just refuses to get up as soon as my alarm clock goes off. Hitting that snooze button is just so easy. I found something on Pinterest last night that made me want to commit to waking up early every day.

morning routine

I guess I just needed a whole lot of self-discipline to wake up early in the morning. I need to work on that.

Aja, fighting!

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Morning Has Broken

I diligently programmed myself yesterday to start waking up early everyday at 4 o’clock in the morning. Early mornings, right when everyone else lies peacefully sleeping in their beds, are the most peaceful and the most valuable moments to start off your day right, as Robin Sharma points out in his book. This is the golden time where you can think clearly and appreciate everything in your life. Starting your day right means programming yourself that no matter what happens during the entire day, you will end the day still feeling great about yourself.

I started off by writing down 5 short term goals in the night, unplugging the technologies that offers distraction, and spending quality time with my husband. Right before sleep, I vowed on self-discipline to be able to reach my short term goals.

And so, my alarm went on at 4 o’clock in the morning, did some yoga exercise for 15 minutes, ab workout for another 15 minutes (eherm…um, yeah), and studied my ACLS manual.

At 5:45 am, I went to the kitchen to fix some breakfast and finish just in time as my husband woke up. Then we had breakfast together before he went for work.

It feels refreshing and invigorating to do a lot of things in such a short period of time. When you program yourself everyday to think that today is your last day on earth makes you do things that you feel happy doing. It just feels great.

I wish everyone to be at their best everyday. Live as if it’s your last.