I recently wrote about how I am trying to make small changes this year instead of grand, sweeping changes that fail. So, I thought I would write about what small changes I am making and how it is working out.
My first small change was to wake up 15 minutes earlier. I was waking up at 6 am everyday, and out the door and walking by 6:30 am. I decided that I wanted to get up a little earlier, so that I would have time to put a load of laundry in the washer before I went for my daily walk. I would then be able to throw them in the dryer when I came home. I am hoping that by doing a load or two of laundry every day, I will not be overwhelmed as I do when I try to get it all done in one day.
This is working very well for me. I took the getting up earlier in small steps as well. The first day, I set my alarm for 2 minutes earlier, then the second day I set it for two more minutes earlier.I kept moving my wake up time earlier by two minutes, until I reached my target time. By gradually getting up earlier, two minutes earlier, a day at a time, I never felt like it was too much and my body was able to gradually adjust to the new wake up time.