I’ve attempted this challenge multiple times but never been able to make it a full 30 days. Enough is enough. Starting on February 22, I will commit to waking up at 6 AM for 30 days straight.
Feb. 22 (Day 1) – Popped right out of bed with excitement. It’s easy brings that energy on Day 1 (what if we treated every day like Day 1?). Considering moving alarm clock to other side of room to force myself to wake up.
Feb. 23 (Day 2) – Stayed in bed for 5 minutes. But got it done.
Feb. 24 (Day 3) – Finding a nice rhythm. As soon as I heard the alarm, wanted to get out of bed. Also, I feel the pressure of public accountability, which raises the stakes. The key is eating earlier (dinner at 6:30 pm vs. 7:30 pm) and setting up a routine where screens are off at 8:00 pm.
Feb. 25 (Day 4) – It’s not easy, but it’s getting easier.
Feb. 26 (Day 5) – Routine is set. We’re rolling.
Feb. 27 (Day 6) – Woke up at 6am but fell asleep during meditation. We’ll count it. Keepin’ it moving.
Feb. 28 (Day 7) – Got good sleep. Didn’t drink coffee, ate an early dinner, didn’t use electronics after 8pm, and read for an hour before bed.
Mar. 1 (Day 8) – Keep it moving.
Mar. 2 (Day 9) – done.
Mar. 3 (Day 10) – done.
Mar. 4 (Day 11) – Much easier to fall asleep when your body expects to wake up at a consistent time. Obviously it’s difficult to get to that point, but it’s been worth it.
Mar. 5 (Day 12) – Feeling more tired than usual. This whole thing might have been a mistake. But still going to see this out for another 18 todays.