Did you hit snooze this morning?
I have a repeat alarm on my phone and it has been set up for thirty minutes before the time I want to get up.
I want to be able to hit snooze, talk some sense into my sleepy mind and prepare myself to get up and get going.
Does it work?
On most days.
However, on some days this approach doesn’t work.
As I keep snoozing my alarm, sometimes I talk nonsense into my sleepy mind. Stuff like, “You worked out 6 days in a row. You can sleep.” “You slept late at night, you can sleep this morning”. “A break is not as bad as it sounds. Go for it”. On days like these, I miss my yoga or my walk. You know what happens next. Obviously, no point crying over spilt milk. No point feeling guilty throughout the day. So on and so forth.
So, I have found a way to handle this. I ask my sleepy mind if I will miss work today. If I will skip breakfast or meal today. You know the answer I get.
Of course, not.
And with that thought, I ask myself why should I miss my workout? Isn’t it an equally important part of my life? Taking care of my body is my job and no one else’s. These are like those ten seconds pep talks and on most of ‘those’ few days, they work.
As I get up and get going, I do not feel guilty or cry over that milk that’s spilt. I start my day on a happy and refreshing note.
Tell me what do you do? Do you hit snooze? If you do, what do you tell yourself? How do you follow your workout schedule?
I would love some additional tips and maybe tomorrow morning, I will get up and get going.