Last week I decided to start waking up earlier so that I could better utilize the fact that I am at my most productive and focused first thing in the morning (by 4pm I’m completely useless). I have to admit, it has been much easier to do than the attempts I’ve made in the past. When my alarm hits, I’m up and out of bed. No snooze or anything! When I sat and asked myself what the difference was between this time and all the other times I tried to get up earlier but failed, I realized that it was simply that I made the decision. I decided to get up earlier so that I could better achieve the goals I have for myself so when the alarm goes off and I’m tempted to snooze, the first thing that has popped into my head has been why I’m getting up and what it’s going to do for me. The desire for me to work on achieving my goals far outweigh the desire to hit the snooze button. The other factor is that I don’t allow myself to even consider the snooze button. When the alarm goes off, I turn the alarm off and immediately get out of bed. When you’re out of bed and in the bathroom, chances are you won’t go back to bed! Now I’m getting more stuff done than I have in a long while and am feeling amazing! So for all of you out there who are having difficulties waking up earlier to get your workout in or do something else for yourself, try those tips and let me know how they work!
Cool (Mostly Health Related) Stuff I Found This Week
This is a pretty cool list of 50 fitness facts you need to know. I’d like to personally emphasize points 9, 17, 18, 27, 30, 38 & 47.
Thanks to Oprah, here are 6 essential exercises everyone should know how to do! I admit, I know every one of them and I agree wholeheartedly!
Beauty is in all of us but if you want to look your best, you don’t want to skimp on your nutrition! Here are the best detox foods to look great!
A friend of mine raved about this cauliflower crust pizza last Sunday! I can’t wait to try it!
Simply put, here are the 29 healthiest foods on the planet (supposedly).
Mmm!!! Mini ham & cheese quinoa cups!
I can never have too much Angela in my life, if these black bean and butternut squash burritos are anything like her enchiladas, I may have to give up and beg her to let me live with her as her own personal taste tester!
Don’t think calories count? Think again! Here are 10 common calorie myths busted!
Eat fresh? Maybe not! Subway restaurants closed for health violations!
*hides head in shame* Apparently Canada has the saltiest fast-food! Heads up my fellow Canadians and pass on the fast-food!
For The Casa
Wanna speed things up in the kitchen? Here are 10 really awesome kitchen tricks that speed up cooking. I’m definitely trying the potato trick!
Need to make time for your workouts? Here are some smart ways to cut down on your laundry so you can get your sweat on (and, I guess, make more laundry…).
Just Plain Weird
Is it just me or is this gross? A company has designed lickable wallpaper apparently to help de-stress employees?! EWW!!!
The next time things don’t go as planned for you, read these rejection letters received by bestselling authors and I’m sure you’ll get the motivation to keep moving (Gertrude Stein’s is the best – so heartbreaking yet so funny)!
Feeling glum? Try making one of these 10 wise choices to skyrocket your happiness.