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Gabby’s September Challenge: You Snooze, You Lose

“You don’t have to want to get up, you just have to do it.” -Patricia Adson

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For the month of September, my goal was to not hit the snooze button on my alarm clock once.

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There’s something I love about the idea of being a morning person. Waking up with the sun, taking my time getting ready in the morning, making a healthy breakfast… the list goes on.

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But my problem is I loooove sleep so much. And I know it sounds silly, but I’m really good at it. I can sleep anywhere, anytime. It doesn’t matter if it’s noisy or there’s too much light. It truly is a gift.

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At the beginning of the month, I even kept a sleep diary and wrote in it every morning for about two weeks. Looking back, it’s interesting to see why I was hitting snooze. For most of the month, I had a seriously terrible cold that was so bad I’d wake up in the middle of the night suffocating because I couldn’t breathe. And then there were moments where I just didn’t want to get out of bed and face the day because I couldn’t see an end to my crazy work schedule.

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For me, the most important part about this challenge was being honest with myself. That, and forgiveness for not nailing it right away. I’ve been wanting to wake up on the first alarm since high school. I was obviously biting off more than I could chew to begin with, but I’m going to keep trying! The first step is the willingness to want to make a change.

In my research, I found an article from Entrepreneur that included tips on how to be a better morning person in only five minutes. I’m really feeling steps 2, 3, and 4.

I’m honestly excited to see if I can finally reach my goal of becoming a morning person. While this won’t be my challenge for October, it’s something I’m going to actively work on.

My October challenge, on the other hand, will be to grow my own herbs. I wonder how much money I waste buying herbs at the grocery store when I could be growing them at home! And considering I have quite the green thumb, I’m rather excited to see how it goes 😉

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Keep it real,

Gabs

 

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