Sunday, 19 January 2014

Making Time For Yourself




" I’m often in a rush applying moisturiser whilst making my toast. Once I even almost put my knife in my face cream instead of my almond butter"


 I’m a chronic snooze button presser. I  will go to bed “thinking” that I will get up at 6.30, so I will set my alarm for 6.10 in preparation for getting up for 6.30am. It’s stupid for two reasons. A: I’ve pre planned to hit the snooze button and B: I never get up at 6.30am. I will then snooze until the last minute to make the most of my warm duvet until I pull myself out of bed and get on with the day.

Because of this I only have about 30minutes before I have to get out of the door and be at work for 8am. I’m often in a rush applying moisturiser whilst making my toast. Once I even almost put my knife in my face cream instead of my almond butter, that would have tasted interesting! I only ever have enough time to wash, brush my hair and then eat before heading out.

I never feel like I have woken up properly and I have made myself stressed for no reason. I get to work in the nick of time and have to be on the ball from the word go even though I may feel like zombie.

I know that I am my own problem; therefore I am my own solution. So from tomorrow I am promising to do the following to ensure that I can have the best possible start to the day.


  •  I will snooze but when my second alarm goes off I will prop my pillows up and sit upright. With my eyes still closed I will think about how I would like my day to go and how I would like to feel.
  • I will make myself hot lemon water when I get up. 
  •  I will have washed, cleansed, toned and moisturised by 6.45am.
  • I will make a smoothie and eat breakfast at 7am.
  • I will at least put concealer on to stop scaring early morning clients.
  • I will leave the house at 7.25am, meaning that I will get to work a tiny bit earlier to prepare for my day


These are all simple tasks and they are what I should already be doing to provide myself with self-care in the morning. It will allow me to have some time to wake up smoothly. I often go through bouts of good stages where I do all of this and feel great. Then one morning the warmth of the duvet feels better and I sacrifice the potential of the day of a few more minutes in bed.

I’m coming to realise that I have the means to the end. That I can at least prepare for my immediate future by taking care of myself and taking my time at the start of the day to feel as good as possible.

2 comments:

  1. So, is the new routine working, ? ��

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  2. For my first day it went okay, i forgot my concealer and i didn't tidy up after breakfast. So there is always room for improvement! i did feel a lot lighter in my mood, considering how early it was! x

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