About a year ago I was taught that waking up at 5am was part of a successful persons daily ritual, therefore if I did not do that, then I couldn’t and wouldn’t be successful…(ha)
Anyways, I would force myself to wake up at 5.
At first it was all fun and empowering with sunrises and frosty grass and a sense of stillness and peace in the air.
There was something empowering about being awake and finishing 10 things before everyone else seemed to even wake up.
OOOOH this must be really working I thought.
Until, I couldn’t keep my eyes open at 1 pm anymore.
And everytime I went to my boyfriends house I would fall asleep while he was talking to me.
Or the way I would get cranky because all I wanted to do was nap but had 5 back to back calls.
And having to supplement with more food to try and sustain my energy leading to weight gain and bloating.
But why would this happen?
I thought 5am wake up was the key to more success, productivity, creativity, flow, and results?
Apparently, it isn’t.
I was totally OUT of flow.
My time of genuine productivity, creativity, and utter amazingness is actually very late at night, in fact I am writing this at 1:20 am on a Saturday night because, flow.
I had to embrace that my night owl ways could not coexist with the early bird worm catchers.
I really had to look at where I was going wrong.
Maybe I should try going to bed sooner?
Nah, I already know that won’t happen (seriously, I can rarely shut off at an early bed time)
Maybe I should just wake up later, like when my body wants me to.
But then I won’t be successful right?
I made the decision to just start letting my body wake me up when it wanted to wake up (unless I had somewhere to be of course).
I kept my morning ritual (at least the parts that felt fulfilling rather than draining) and I just tuned into what felt good for me.
You know, this whole success thing isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of thing.
It’s just like your body’s needs are different than someone elses.
We have to honor, love, and embrace what our body needs and what our souls thrive on.
I knew my soul loved being up late at night working away and I also knew that my soul loved having the freedom to wake up as she pleased and be ready to face the day the moment she did.
I really hate that drag your feet out of bed and ‘do the work’ feeling.
I am more of the jump out of bed because you are a badass who is excited about life and just can’t wait to get shit done type of a person.
So, I embraced that.
I wake up at a decently early enough time to not feel like I missed most of my day. (usually I am up between 7 and 8 naturally)
I go to bed when my body tells me to.
I take naps.
I listen, love, and honor even the littlest things.
The more in tune I am with my body. The more in tune I am with others.
It’s time to connect with yourself.
What do YOU need?
What will help YOU grow?
What makes sense for YOUR success?
What creates flow in YOUR life?
You don’t have to follow the 'systems', the 'secret' strategies, the success 'hacks', or the fulfilling 'life guides'.
But you do need to follow your soul.
Your soul knows what you truly need to live a freeing, healthy, empowered, and fulfilling lifestyle; trust it.
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