Intention

This post is part of a series detailing my experience with Damn Early Days (more on that here) and what I’ve learnt attempting to wake up really damn early every day.

When I first started Damn Early Days, I made the mistake of not knowing what I was going to do with my extra time each morning. I would wake up, have breakfast, and then start to wonder what it was I was doing up so early. I didn’t have a plan, an intention for how I was going to spend my time. So, instead of working on something productive, I often found myself cruising YouTube or getting lost in an endless Facebook feed.  Continue reading

Self-sabotage and the art of self-forgiveness

This post is part of a series detailing my experience with Damn Early Days (more on that here) and what I’ve learnt attempting to wake up really damn early every day.

We learn by doing. You can read as many recipe books as you want, but you’ll never learn how to bake a pie until you get in the kitchen and start making mistakes. Along that same vein, my first round of DEDs was a masterclass in self-forgiveness and non-judgement. Continue reading

I am not a morning person

And like most people who aren’t keen on waking up before dawn, I believe that mornings are best spent in bed, under the sheets, far, far away from loud noises and bright lights. So why have I made it my mission to wake up at 5:30 am for the foreseeable future (even when I have no commitments that would otherwise require me to get out of bed at such an ungodly hour)? Easy, it’s because I am not a morning person. Continue reading

Charting a course

Damn early days. 21 Damn Early Days, to be exact, to figure out the routines, goals, and habits that will get me closer to the person I want to become. But before I can chart a course, I need to figure out where I’m going.

Who is the person I want to become?

I could go on about how I want to be kind, loving, generous, honest, authentic, and confident (which is all true), but I’m going to focus on one specific characteristic for the next 21 days as part of Chasing Sunrise’s Damn Early Days programme: Continue reading

Blogging goals: The first six months

In my last post, I explored why my two previous blogs failed. This week I want to reflect on how I can avoid failure my third time around and start to flesh out my blogging strategy.

I thought this would be a worthwhile  exercise for two reasons: first, to give you, my readers, an idea of what this blog is all about (assuming I have readers…hi, Mom!), and second, to keep myself accountable and to develop a blueprint that I can look back on when I find myself losing focus or motivation. Continue reading