32 | Wanna Wake Up EARLIER? This 5-STEP SYSTEM will help you change BOTH your mindset & situation SOON!

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You want to CRUSH it all and think it would be great if you could start your day ُSOONER?

I know since I've been there and still am: there's always so much to deal with in our everyday lives that we may assume the only way to deal with it is to get up earlier! or when you're a night owl and you think maybe you need to change to an early bird to become successful!

So you want to know how to get there? Come along with me if that's what you're looking for.... 

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Well, you're just thinking that maybe if I could just wake up cup of Finness earlier, then I could crush all my to the least, I could handle everything that is on my plate, and so I need to do something for that. If this is a challenge for you to wake up some minutes earlier or wake up earlier, then this podcast episode is for you. So let's go down into the knitted gridia of waking up early and all of the possible scenarias around that that. What do you say? Let's the GIN be the best version of yourself. Mama, I'm master, is a and welcome to mamast and nest for modern MOMS were eager to achieve a simpler, more intentional life. In this podcast, you're going to rewrite the screen and reinvent the culture of Motherhood Together. Remember, becoming a mother is the beginning of our prosperity, not forgetting our souls. A fulfilled, healthy, confident and productive mom is all we need to be to guarantee our families future. I'm an admission to make you feel empowered and less overwhelmed. Will focus on productivity, parenting, mindfulness, Meni Moolism, sustainable lifestyle, financial awareness besides family wellness. I'm here to help you brought a new horizon and gain Narky and showing up as your best mamaself. So let's build you out today. Let's dive into it. Hello, everybody, welcome to another episode of host podcast. This is actually episode number thirty two and we're going to talk about waking up early in the mornings, the challenge that I know a lot of us are facing day in and day out in our lives and in every season of our life. Maybe we're facing another level of it. So it doesn't really...

...differ whether you are an early bird or a night owl. It is always at the back of our mind that if we could just wake up a couple of you knows, earlier, maybe we would be more successfully in managing everything that is in our plate. Maybe we're successful in just handling everything and just crushing Garrett to do list. So this was one of the most frequent questions that I've ever been asked in Mama Nest community, that how on earth is it possible to be an early bird that? So in the first place, I want to make sure that you just know that not all of the people are early birds and we have two categories of the people, night owls and early birds, and I was are the ones were energetic and productive in the early mornings and night I was under on the contrary, or the people who are more productive and who are more energetic at the late nights, I mean maybe midnights, evens. So it is really important to just make sure that you know exactly what type of person you are. And so I call this step, step number zero, because it is the foundational concept that we need. I mean we need to to just make sure that all of us assume this. So I call it misconception. Step zero is letting go of the misconception. And what is the misconception? Misconception of our topic today is that some of the times we think that early birds are the most successful people in the world, so we need to be an early bird in order to be successful. But you know that is not true. All of us know that there are a lot of people who are more productive in the late midnights. Even so, what is really important is to know that what type of person...

...you are, whether you are an early bird or a night owl. Just embrace the type of person that you are. It doesn't matter if, for example, you're a night owl. So you do need to just force yourself to wake up as early as an early bird, because an early bird is more productive at that time, is more energy get that time. So she or he is really convinced to wake up at that time. But you, as a night owl, may not be that much country. So you don't need to just I didn't know, regret whether, I mean some of the Times that you don't wake up early. So please, please, in the first place, so let go of this misconception that you need to wake up as early as an early bird if you're a night owl. And so, with just having this, I don't know, assumption in our mind, we're going to go through the topic of waking up early. So step zero was letting go of the misconception of waking up early, wet when you're not an early bird. So the fact that you need to be an early bird in order to be successful, because that is not true. We Are we have a lot of people that are early birds, but they cannot even manage their lives. So this is truly a misconception. So then next step, which is our first step by the way, is having a clear definition of waking up early. So for some of the people waking up early means waking up at four a m. for some of the other people it may have another definition of, for example, waking up at ten am. So you need to clarify for yourself what is you or definition of waking up early. Don't,...

...ever, rely on other people's definitions of waking up early. I really truly love the book of Five Am clubs, but you know that is not true, that you need to just wake up at five am in order to be successful. So it really, I think, depends on your situation, on the season of your life that you're in and the circumstances that are in your life. For example, whenever you have a new board. So you are I mean, you shouldn't. You shouldn't really expect yourself to wake up at four am when you didn't have enough sleep the last night. I know, and I can totally understand that in the first few months after becoming a mom, I mean becoming a new mom, having a new board, everything is right really out of the schedule. So your plan is really dependent on your child's Plat whenever she goes sick. So you are experiencing everything, I don't know, out of the plan and out of the schedule. So you need to be more aware of the season of life that you're in and, based on that, have a clear definition of waking up or waking up early for yourself. So in for example, for me, as an early bird, in some of the seasons of my life, waking up at four a M was assumed to be waking way, to be waken up early. But in the season of life that, for example, I was new to the world of mothering. So at that time I just can totally I mean remember that. I can vividly remember that waking up at ten am was assumed to be waking up early for me. So it really depends on the season of...

...life and also the circumstances that you have. For example, you might not even get enough sleep the last night, but you need to be present somewhere in the early morning, for example going to work or having a meeting or anything, and so you need to get up, I mean to wake up just as seven am in order to be present at that meeting or appointment or anything, or going to work. So please write down for yourself what is your definition of waking up early and in order to just help you be more realistic about this. You need to think off the roles, the responsibilities that you have and the appointments that you have, the meetings that you have, the places that you need to be present at, everything. So please just take take your time, and maybe you need to just pause this podcast episode and go and think about it. In this season of your life that you're in, what is the meaning of waking up early and why you expect yourself to wake up early? What are the things that are in your plate so that you think you should wake up early in order to handle them? You might think that well, as a mom to a new born. So maybe if I could wake up just thirty minutes earlier than my child, I could go over planning my stuff or your tiesing or just doing some household chores or anything, so I could go to my day in a very, I mean stress free situation. So that is your definition now, and so that is more reliable than the definition that, for example, anyone can suggest you to wake up at four am, wake up at five am in order to be successful. You know those are just suggestions, but not the realities of your...

...life. So please have a clear definition of waking up early for this season of your life that you're in. So in the next step, which is step number two, I want to assess your life. I mean I want you to assess your life. And what do I mean by that? So what is it that you are going? You just come and just listen to this podcast episode. So you think that maybe you need to wake up earlier. Why do you think so? Because maybe you feel hectic, maybe you feel stressful every day that you wake up and you think that maybe if you could wake up earlier, a little bit earlier, you could go to your day, I mean you could manage everything better. So what are the reasons that you think you should wake up earlier? Please write it down for yourself, and it would be really, really better if you could inventory your your time of waking up and then going to bed for at least seven consecutive days, I mean one week. If you could do that, it would help you in a ton of ways because, because you could, you could go through the reasons of why you're not able to just wake up early and it would help you later. So if you can please write down, first of all, the wise of why you need to just wake up early and also, if inventory your time of going to bed and waking up in the mornings for at least some days. Maybe you have a smart watch and you can go to the application related to that Smart Butt and now you can have, for example, that the, I mean pattern of your sleep. So now you have the analysis and Alysis that you need. But if you don't have...

...that, or if you don't have any estimate of what is that the pattern of your sleep, you can go through that for the week ahead and then after this date, after just having this data, you can think better and you can plan for that. So, in the face of assessment, I wanted you to have the wise, I mean the reasons of why you need to wake up earlier, and then just have an inventory of what is your current situation, I mean about your sleep and waking up or any stuff, and then, based on the analytics that you have, out of the data that you're seeing in front of you, you can just see that whether or not you have had enough bed rest. Enough bed rest is really important, because if you don't have any, I mean sufficient, amount of sleep, then you should not expect yourself to wake up early. So waking up early means just sleeping or going to bed early. If you go to bed late. So it is completely crystal clear that you cannot wake up early. So out of the data that you can see of me in the pattern of your sleep, you can understand that, okay, well, maybe the reason why I'm not able to wake up earlier is the fact that, okay, I go to sleep, I mean I go to bed late at night, so maybe I need to manipulate that. So in the phase of assessment, you can be more reasonable with the situation that you're in and you can maybe understand what are the reasons that you're not successfully waking up early. So this also is one of the foundational steps that you need to go through, because otherwise...

...you may not be able to just implement any kind of plan to just wake up earlier. You might go through the, for example, suggestions of any person who wakes up early and then you sex. You don't, I mean, you don't be like that person, because there are some of the prerequisites that you need to just you need to just have them in order to wake up early, and those are so personal and so specific, based on the situation that you're living in. So, based on your situation, please go and consider what are the reasons that you need to just wake up early. What are the things that make you feel like that? You need to wake up earlier and then go through the current situation of your life and see whether or not you have had enough bet rest in order to expect yourself to which wake up earlier. So just have a quick recap. We went through the step zero, which was letting go of the misconceptions, step one, which was having a clear definition of waking up early in our season of life, step two, which was assessing our current situation in life, and then step three, is to make a plan for waking up earlier. You know that I'm always focusing on having a plan, but maybe having a plan without just passing the three previous steps, I mean step zero, one and two, is worthless. So making a plan is meaningful whenever you let go of the misconception, you have a clear definition of waking up early and you assess to your life, the current situation of your life. So now that you have been through all of the previous steps, you need to make a plan to...

...wake up early. So you're convinced. Now you're convinced that you need to make a plan, you need to I mean wake up earlier. So now maybe you are even more motivated to wake up earlier, so you're more committed to that. Hopefully, in order to make a plan, I want you to write down something. Just please, answer to this question. What sort of tasks would be better to take place in my mournings so that I can experience a smoother version of my mournings? So maybe the reason that you just are listening to this podcast episode is to find a way to wake up earlier because you're experiencing a lot of stress in the mornings. I don't know if you have ever been in any of the workshops of a Moma on nest. We have a time blocking method for managing our life totally, and in the first block, I always emphasize on the morning block and Mordern Block as a definition, and that block means the time that you can just spend with yourself without being in the hustle and bustle of just doing everything every day tasks. So it could be really better to just wake up some couple of minutes before your child or your children or your husband wake up so that you can have some time for yourself. Even we have had a mom talk in our instagram page mom tag number twenty, which was also mom Tak number twenty one, which was the sacred morning. The title was sacred morning and I and I just emphasize that early mornings, with your definition, it could be any time of the day, but some minutes earlier than your child just wake up could be a very, very sacred time for you as a mom or for any...

...person who is so busy, because at that time you can concentrate, you can prioritizer task, you can do whatever, and then just starting your day smoother can help you to have a better day at I mean in the continuance. So please write down what sort of tasks would be better to take place in your mournings and based on those tasks that it can see on the piece of paper in front of you, you can estimate how how much time you need in the mornings before other family members just wake up. So you can you can have an estimate for what time you need to wake up. So take, for example, based on the things that you've written on a piece of paper, you can have an estimate that. Okay, well, thirty minutes earlier than my child just wake up every day, wakes up every day. Could be a better time for me. So, for example, if your child just wake up around six thirty, so you need to just be awake at six am in order to feel better, in order to have a smoother version of your day. So, based on this, then you can have, I mean, a more reasonable definition for raking up early for yourself. And in the second place, I want you to answer to this very question, that what is the time that you need to be ready for your day? So if you're working woman or working mom or working person, so there are a lot of options that you might have for your work, if you are working online, of your working in person. So what is the time that you need to just start your responsibility at that role? For example,...

...you need to be to be in your workplace at eight am, so you need to go out of the home like at seven am, and then you have some of the tasks that you think if you go through them before the day starts, then you'll experience a better version of your day. And those, for example, take thirty minutes. So it can give you an estimate that you need to wake up at six thirty. So this is the process. And but you know, the numbers are not really valid for every person. Based on your situation, everything differs. Take, for example, you are not a working mom, so you're at home, you have your roles and responsibilities of other of other, for example, places that you need to just be present, and then for every day of your life you can have this kind of estimate. It is a kind of re engineering that. Okay, based on the time that you need to be president as somewhere or in some of the rules that you have, then you can re engineer your time and then reach to the time that you need to just wake up. So this was the step of making a plan. So you were supposed to answer to this questions. First of all, what sort of tasks would be better to take place in your morning block, and then what is the time that you need to be ready for your day? So, based on these questions, you can have a clearer estimate of when you need to just wake up. So you can go through their first step, which was having a clear definition of waking up early, and then you can just manipulate the time that you have estimated and so that you can have it. I mean, I'm more exact version of this definition of waking up early. So first step...

...was misconception I mean letting go of this misconception. Second step was having a clear definition of waking up early. The next one was assessing your current situation and the next one was making a plan for waking up early. And so we are going through the last step, which is being committed to just the plan that you have, I mean assumed for your yourself. So you're thinking about waking up around, for example, six thirty, based on the steps that you have passed. So and you have a clear, I mean vision of what is your current situation. So, for example, based on the inventory that you have done, you know that you go to bed around one am, so you're expecting yourself to wake up at thirty, and you can totally understand that. Maybe five hours of sleep is not, I mean enough for you, and every day that you force yourself to wake up at six thirty, you can understand that well, but maybe I'm not an early bird. But you know, the problem is that you didn't have enough sleep. So the problem comes from another source, not from the fact that you're not an early bird, it comes from the fact that you didn't get enough sleep. So, based on the current situation that you see and the time that you need to wake up. Please have a plan for yourself to just go to sleep earlier each day. Just take small steps. Please start small. So if you go to bake at zero am normally and you need to wake up at thirty, please go to bed earlier tonight, just thirty minutes earlier, so twelve thirty till six dirty. Get get you the six hour of...

...sleep, which is not really bad, and then try to just have more sleep next day. For example, go to bed at twelve instead of twelve thirty. The next day, go to bed at, for example, forty five. Then just, I mean, reach to the situation that you go to bed at a time that gives you eight hours sleep, because in that case you will wake up at that time very energetic, with adequate amount of sleep that you need it. So please start small, have a plan for yourself for the week ahead in order to just reach to the position which to the situation in your life that you get enough sleep and you wake up at the time that you're supposed to wake up. And one I can really mention in this step of being committed this side having to start small and just making small progresses is that you need to make systematic changes to. So if I tell you that without a system, systematic changes, and just I mean starting small and taking small steps, you can reach to that, I might be a lawyer. Because you need to change your lifestyle in some way in order to make that happen. And what are the lifestyle changes that you need to just have a first of all, you need to just manipulate your nighttime routine. So what is your nighttime routine of? Now, this might be a topic for another podcast episode, but just you can maybe go and just have an inventory for what are the actions that you do on a regular basis in your ninetime block, and based on them, you yourself can understand. Okay, well, maybe I don't need to just watch Netflix all day all,...

I mean all night, because it really deteriorates my plan. And so at the Times, for example, even if I want to go to bed early, the the the series that I'm watching doesn't let me. So you can go through your nighttime block routine and then you can see the changes that you need to make in order to make that happen. So you need systematic changes in order to just be an early bird or in order to just wake up earlier. Maybe you need to change the bedtime routine of your children. Maybe you need to be more committed to their bedtime. So you yourself can understand a lot of them. But we can talk about it later. But just know that starting small is their first step. But you need systematic changes, then we're going to cover in the in the future episodes. And in the part of being committed to do something in my I mean in my own view, is that you need to be part of a community of like minded people. So can you find anyone around you that can be your companion, that can be your accountability partner, and then together you can practice this plan. You can you can practice being waken up earlier every morning. So if you can find any person around you, that would be great because it can really increase your chance of succeeding in this plan of waking up earlier. But if you don't find this community, you can join moments community, because we're going to have a challenge from tomorrow, the challenge of waking up earlier, and we need to go through all of the steps of changing our mindset, all...

...of the steps that we have just mentioned in this podcast episode. So if you need that accountability, you can join my honest community, or can you find or can talk with one of your friends about this and you can be, I mean accountability, partner of each other, because in this case you are going to be more committed to your goal. So I hope that this topic could help you in some ways or that just let me give you a recap, just quick recap, of what we have been through. We went through step number zero, which was letting go off a misconception that just early birds or successful and embracing what type of person you are. Then in the next step, step number one, went through having a clearer definition of waking up early for your own self. In the second step we went through assessing our current situation, and the third step was making a plan for making up earlier, and then final one was being committed to just implement the plan of making, I mean, waking up earlier. I hope that this could be beneficial for you in some ways. As I told you, we've had a mom talk. You can access to that. It was the title was sacred morning. Maybe it could be useful to you. You can access that by our youtube channel or our instagram page. It was mom talk number twenty, sacred morning, and also we're going to have a challenge, so maybe you're going to want to be part of this challenge. It's going to start from the thirteen of June until the twenty four of June, so in twelve days, we're going to practice this together and we're going to be the community that you need, the likeminded community that you need to to be part of in...

...order to just practice this and in order to be more committed to this goal of waking up earlier. I hope that we will see you there. It's going to be placed in our instagram page, so you just need to go to the instagram and follow at sign mamast official, and we're going to start from tomorrow. So hope you have a very great day and hope to see you soon in our instagram page and keep in touch with you. Have a very good day and goodbye. Thanks for listening to the Mama is podcast. If you enjoyed today's episode, please subscribe. That way you will receive fresh episodes every week. Did you know that together we can change the forgetting culture of caring and sharing a proof that we care for each other and ourselves? Just you need to head over to Itunes, subscribe and then leave a positive review so that many more women can benefit. The second way is to take a screensh out of this very episode, tag me at moments official and go share it in your instagram stories. I truly look forward to connecting with you, so stay tuned.

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