Happy Monday friends!
It’s time for our weekly dose of inspiration. This Monday morning I am in need of a swift kick in the butt myself. You see, I spent the last few weeks enjoying some extra down time, sleeping a little later, and skipping the gym… all under the guise of self-care. I had to recover from all the craziness that April brought my way. I needed down time. Unfortunately my “self care” has turned into a whole lot of “bad habits.” Sound familiar?
The old “Motivated Heidi” didn’t even need an alarm clock. I’m a morning person. It’s my most creative time of day. My best ideas come to me while the rest of the world sleeps.
So what about “Unmotivated Heidi”? Well, she hides under the sheets until her kids wake up. Then she over-caffeinates, skips the gym and orders pizza for dinner, all while the to-do list grows to epic proportions. We all go through periods like this. The questions is, how do we dig ourselves out?
The first step in getting my groove back is getting back into my old routine. From here on out I’m setting my alarm clock for those early morning hours that I used to love. And I’ll keep waking up begrudgingly until “Motivated Heidi” decides to meet me there. I make my coffee. I meditate. I write. I take a long hot shower. All before my kids get up and take all of my attention. Then, I start my day with a happy heart.
What routines and habits help you be the best version of yourself? When is your creative time? Are you up with me at 4am? Do you think I’m crazy? I want to hear from you!