The Early Bird Entrepreneur Challenge

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They say the early bird gets the worm, I am not an early bird! but for 7 days I am going to get up at 6am

I hate mornings, ask anyone, I am not an early bird and I loathe having to set my alarm prior to 7:30am and even though I have a toddler, mornings are not my friend and the problem with this is that sometimes I feel like by the time I am properly awake, I’ve wasted a whole morning.

However, I was doing some research and it turns out that while being a night owl might make me more creative (which is wonderful for my blog) it can make me less focused and more likely to procrastinate in other areas of my life, which also sounds (a little) like me. I started reading on Forbes that the Secret To Being A Power Woman is To Wake Up Early and I figured, well if they can do it, why can’t I?

I have made drastic changes to my lifestyle before, just check out my weight loss timeline in pictures so I am no stranger to jumping in at the deep end to try and better myself so I thought why not set myself a challenge and see if anyone can become an early bird or if some people just aren’t built for it.

Either I will end up very productive and have a new lease on life (if the articles are to be believed) or I’ll just have a little less sleep, which if you have been reading about my pregnancy sleeping you will know is lacking at the moment anyways.

My Current Routine

Go to bed anywhere between 9:30pm – 12pm depending on the toddler, work, watching TV etc.

Get up between 7:30-8:30am depending on if I am doing the school run.

What I do in the mornings before 10am:

  • On school run days I get home around 9:15am and then:
    • Tidy up the kitchen/living room
    • Have Breakfast
    • Watch some TV
    • Start work
  • On Non-school run days:
    • Tidying up the kitchen and living room
    • Do some washing
    • Have breakfast
    • Have a shower/make the bed etc
    • Start work

As you can see they are both fairly similar but the gist is that I meander and tidy, have some breakfast and then start working until lunch but I don’t tend to start work until 10am most days.

The Challenge

Be in bed by 9:30-10pm every night to get a decent amount of sleep!

Get up at 6am every morning for 7 days straight

My aim is to try and workout in the morning on top of my usual chores and work and I won’t be changing the amount I do the school run so that should stay the same.

I will be recording a journal over the 7 days to record how I feel in the mornings and throughout the day as well as what I have achieved before 10am each day to see if there is progress. I am also going to see if I feel really tired in the afternoons or if I am ok!!

Wish me luck, I will let you know how I get on next week! – I may do a halfway post to give you an update!

See the Results of The Early Bird Entrepreneur Challenge Here


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