Exercise 5 – Wake Up Early

“The early bird catches the worm”

Has anyone ever asked you what you would do with an extra hour in a day? Well, find out with this activity.

This one takes a bit of preparation – it is important that you go to bed earlier than usual the night before. Set your alarm for an hour earlier than you would usually, and commit yourself to getting out of bed at this time.

When you wake up that hour earlier than usual, you’ll probably find that you’re not sure what to do. Some things that people find useful with this time are:

  1. Make a list of things you want to do
    today, and prioritize things that you need to do, things that you should do,
    and things you want to do for yourself.
  2. Practice another mindfulness
  3. Make a healthy lunch
  4. Read

If possible, it is best to avoid getting a head start on work or checking your emails or social media – this is your time.

We’ve found the below video useful with some clients – however – don’t worry about the word “Perfect” – whatever works for you is perfect!