5 more minutes…….

Okay – it happened. AGAIN! I get a good night’s sleep – meaning, not tossing and turning from 2:00-4:30 like usual. My eyes open, I glance at the clock – 5:59. Nice! 6:00 – not too early, not too late!

I tell myself, I should get up. Make some coffee. Do some stretches. Read my book. Write in my journal – which has been slacking lately. What do I do? I turn over, snuggle with the other half and drift back to sleep. Fast forward through this extra sleep and now the alarm is going off. It’s 6:45 – only 45 minutes later, but seems like a half day.

Why didn’t I get up? I know the theory and strategies and studies show that get an early start to the day, it’s great for you. You control the day, not the other way around. Blah, blah, blah – my bed is warm.

A while back, I listened to Mel Robbins book 5 Second Rule. Basically, anything you hesitate about, or you try to talk yourself out of, or are scared to start/try…. count down from 5 then when you hit 1 (or before) just do it. It’s that simple. Just do it!

[ 5 . 4 . 3 . 2 . 1 ]

So what do I do now? It’s too late to go back and wake up at 6:00 like I knew I should have done…. like my grandma always said – No sense crying over spilled milk. It’s done and passed. Just make the most of what you have in front of you and tomorrow is another day.

If I end up having this same conversation with myself tomorrow, then I know I have some work to do – scratch that… A LOT of work to do.

I want to hear your struggles. Is it waking up and being productive? Is it tying your sneakers and getting 30 minutes of workout done? Is it letting the laundry pile up? Or maybe you go-go-go and you need to get better about sitting down and slowing down?