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Tips for getting started in the morning - March 8th 2016, 01:36 AM

This may seem like the most obvious thing, but I am seriously unable to set any goals for myself in the morning before work. In the afternoon and early evenings I'm all "Hey! I can wake up early tomorrow and try to do my hair or make-up." or "I should do like Kaitlin and do a bit of yoga before getting dressed...that sounds good" and each time I fail miserably.

Like my late night/morning brain is not down with that cause I always find justifications for setting my alarm back to give me just enough time to do the essentials before heading out. Mainly it's things like "what's the point, no one's gonna care of you look nice or not". But then when I do get to work and everyone seems more put together and nice, I feel like a slob or a child which makes me feel more down, and less willing to cut my sleep time short. So how do you do it? Is there a way to trick my body and brain into living a more slow paced morning, or am I doomed to a life of waking up 15 minutes before I have to leave for forever?
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Re: Tips for getting started in the morning - March 9th 2016, 01:21 PM

Hey there! Don't worry about keeping up with other people's routines. You do you, there are a ton of cool apps that help.... like to do lists and they send you notifications when it's time to do a task.

And start off small, waking up early by a 10-15 mins, maybe just putting on some eyeliner a day, simple things sweetie. Don't stress it.

A fun thing for me is prepping my lunch and breakfast the night before and for me it's easier to try gym on afternoons. I get in about 2 days but that's better than none, trying to do 4 days this week.
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Re: Tips for getting started in the morning - March 10th 2016, 02:34 PM

Some people are naturally "morning people" and for them it is easier to get up early. It seems like you probably aren't, but that's okay as there are other times in the day when you can do things like yoga. I often do stretches in the evening, as it can be calming and therefore ideal for bedtime.

I agree with Charlai - start off small. Ten minutes can make a big difference in the morning. If you get used to getting up ten minutes earlier, then after a couple of weeks you could extend it to fifteen, then twenty, etc. etc.

As hard as it is, try not to judge yourself against those around you. If you want to wear make up, then do so, but make sure it is because you want to and not because you feel pressured to.

Be kind to yourself.
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