March Habit #26 For Early Birds

Dear Flylady,

I have been working on getting my lace up shoes and getting ready for the day when I get up.  I need to leave the house at 5:30 am which means I need to wake up at 4:10 a.m. and I am not a morning person.  I was not used to taking a shower, doing my hair, putting on makeup, and putting on my lace-up shoes.  Doing all of that was overwhelming.  So I did one at a time.  First, I shined my sink  and put my lace-up shoes in January.  In February, I started taking a shower every day before work (I had gotten out of the habit because I take a shower after the day at work).  This month I am putting on my lace-up shoes, showering, and doing my hair.  Next month, I will add putting on make-up.  I used to feel so grungy going to work not showered and unkempt.  I feel much better now that I am taking some time to spruce myself up for the world.

As I said, I am not a morning person.  Getting out of bed feels painful (not literally) some mornings.  When the clocks set were set ahead, it feels like I am getting up at 3:10 am.  This morning was particularly difficult.  I decided not to turn the lights and take my shower in the dark.  I have learned also to shut off the inside saboteur that complains about getting in the shower and just do it without engaging that voice.  Taking the shower in the dark was much less painful and even peaceful for me.  Of course, I need to find a happy medium with maybe a dim light in the bathroom since I can’t find the soap if I drop it LOL.

Just wanted to share my experience in case there are other flybabies out there who are overwhelmed with dress to lace up shoes and hate mornings as much as I do.

Thanks for all you do,

Mary from CT

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