If you have been reading my posts over the past few months and/or know me personally you know that I am a creature of the night.
I can’t do early mornings. I don’t want to do early mornings.
(Read Also my January article for Rose Alley Magazine)
Being a nocturnal creature has major disadvantages though:
- You sleep late, hence wake up super late. Duh.
- You wake up not refreshed, in spite of getting 7-8 hours of sleep
- You loose precious morning hours.
- The world doesn’t function on the night-owl’s schedule
- You don’t get vital morning sunlight hence run low on serotonin
And I could list a many more.
For all the reasons stated above and many more, I decided that 2016 would be the year I learn to embrace mornings! I thought I wouldn’t be that difficult now, would it?
Wrong. So wrong.
For the last two weeks (29th Feb, 2016 to 13th Mar, 2016) I had vowed to wake up early. I didn’t really have unrealistic expectations that I would be waking up at 5 am with a smile on my face. The plan was to wake up a little bit earlier than I’m used to. Nothing major, maybe 15-30 minutes earlier. See? No sweat.
Newsflash: I failed. Terribly.
Initially I wondered whether writing this post is even worth it. I failed, so what’s the point anyway? But I want Introverted Extrovert to be a honest reflection of me – the good, the bad and the ugly.
So here I am, telling you that this pilot 2 week challenge went nothing as planned. But I am not devastated, I was going down that road but stopped myself in time. I am not giving up yet, in fact I have the next phase of this transformation already planned. Stay tuned.
The major takeaways from this pilot phase were:
- Need to create a night schedule
- Need to relax before bedtime
- Avoid phone right before bedtime
- Re-start calming, pre-bedtime yoga
If there is some habit you are trying to change I would love to hear about it. Comment and share your story with me!
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Until next time, xo