Punctuality, particularly first thing in the morning, has never been my strongest suit. I’m such a motivated person throughout the day, and that fire can stay strong well into the evening hours when I should be winding down; then getting up and running in the morning is hell. I read this fantastic article from Foundr about some important tips for getting better sleep, which makes mornings a bit more bearable. These are tools I’d teach to clients in therapy and they’re proven to help.
The gist is:
Make yourself a to-do list for tomorrow
Adjust your mindset and think differently about mornings
Have a routine to help yourself turn down and cue your body for sleep
They also threw in some #neuroscience and a link for these awesome morning oat recipes! So basically you must check out this fantastic article and get on track to have more productive and stress-free mornings.
Many clients who struggle with abusing substances also struggle with diminished self-worth and self-acceptance. Here’s a great article from PsychCentral to work on self-acceptance. Even those with a healthy sense of self can benefit from a few of these steps–check it out.