40 Day Clutter Challenge Waking Up Early Perks
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Stride Tracker for Waking Up Early and More!
For the past month, I have been woken a bit early each morning by this crazy App on my phone called Stride. I am not an affiliate with Stride but totally love it. It is a Habit Tracker and the perk for my bit of early rising is that it makes this weird three-pitched bell-like sound that for some reason wakes me up without making me grumpy. It also tracks my savings goals, walking goals and anything else I want to track to encourage positive results. I kind of love it. 🙂
Getting up a bit early has helped me get more work accomplished in the mornings. I am writing more, reading more and working out more and that is just with a 20-minute boost. I am planning on adding 10 minutes every two weeks until I am up early enough to exercise and shower before my son is up. This is a crazy goal because I am a night owl but I have come to realize that change is good. And it is so much easier as a busy mom or busy person, in general, to take time in the morning to accomplish things because life is slow and quiet and the emails and phone have not started their rounds.
5 Benefits of Rising Early
- You will have a better advantage of taking a 30 to 60-minute workout break/session. The benefits of working out on a regular basis are amazing. Better health, better disposition and a boost in self-confidence.
- Early risers are happier, especially if they have had a good night’s sleep. Your boost in happiness will have a domino effect and rub off on your family.
- Early risers can make a healthy breakfast and avoid becoming Drive-Thru-Annie’s eating poorly, which cycles down to the kiddos. You are their inspiration and life-guides, don’t forget this.
- Waking up early allows time for reading, journaling, prayer/meditation and morning stretching. This really boosts that happiness level for the day.
- Early risers are more productive. Getting more things done after a good night’s rest is awesome. Adding the extra benefit of quiet time in the morning before the kiddos are running around the house is major perk! You will have time to re-discover bits and pieces of yourself that have been dormant from being a caregiver and spouse.
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TODAY’S CLUTTER CHALLENGE
Remember our Goal is 12 items of clutter out the door each day during the 40 days of the Clutter Challenge as well as 20-minute organizing and tidying.
Today’s area of focus is the Fireplace – and Small Decorative Pieces around the house.
note: Sometimes we hang on to items for sentimental reasons, and that is a good thing. But hanging on to stuff, stuff that we really do not care for just because it was a gift, is just plain nuts. I am turning 50 in August. If I kept every single item every gifted to me in the course of 50 years that was a small-decorative piece, ( ceramic raccoons, posters of Sean Cassidy, painted cowboy boots, Teen Magazines and my fluorescent bandana collection) I would have hundreds or random items to store. When you couple that with your spouse and kids… that is a serious amount of STUFF. Remember this is your home and you pay for the square footage. So keep that in mind and then think of that super cool Disney song.
” Let it Go!!!!!”
QUESTION – Are you “letting go” during the 40 Day Clutter Challenge? How many items have gone out the door?