Good afternoon everyone! The first step in this journey of bettering myself and finding my likes, and what works better for my daily routine starts with breakfast. My morning routine used to consist of scrolling on apps and procrastinating until the last possible second to shower and rush out the door. Sometimes even way past the point of being able to shower anymore. I would just avoid getting up until I had to work or I had some other obligation that made me get up. I think this started with when I moved out of my moms and I lost sight of how good I feel when I actually try and get ready. I wouldn’t necessarily say I was depressed, but I really didn’t feel like it. I stopped “feeling like it” for a long time. Not because I thought I was ugly or because I hated how I looked after, just simply because it seemed like a lot of work in the morning. And I just wanted to relax, but then as the day progressed I felt even worse because I didn’t try to look nice or because I felt so rushed in the morning.
Since the breakup that I mentioned in my first post, I decided to change that and start making effort and putting time in myself. I started getting up and showering almost right after my alarm went off and I started putting more effort into my outfits again. Unfortunately I am not always successful, like last night I was up until 2 doing homework which led to snoozing the alarms quite a few times. But the point is I am trying to prioritize my health and just showering and getting ready each morning was a big step.
This past week I decided to do something else a little extra to help boost my motivation and to get me out of the bed right away which was eating breakfast. Honestly having a bowl of cereal each day gave me energy and it helped start my day even if I wasn’t ready to shower right away. It still helped give me a. reason to get up and I felt so good after. I would have two bowls of cereal and felt like I was already having such a good day. Since doing this I noticed I am more energetic, happy, and motivated. My advice to anyone who is struggling to find a reason to get up and be present in the day after their alarm goes off is to assess why you are feeling so sad or unmotivated, and find something to help you nip that bad energy in the butt. I still have some soul searching to do, because I don’t think I am completely over the unmotivated triggers, but I can tell you that every time I get up and shower and eat cereal my mood is instantly better.