As a student, time is endless, you can wake up at three o ‘clock in the afternoon chill about the place for a few hours call in a takeaway, spend the evening with your friends and go back to bed. You can think about work the next day…at three o’ clock in the afternoon. My earlier days as a student were like this, but there was a sense of security being a student.
But now things are different, I’m not yet working full time at the cafe so I’m having to be incredibly self motivated to get things done during the week, and I’ve found the key to doing this is getting up early! It’s been my main aim for the past few weeks. I tried just doing it, but that failed, so I thought to write it down in my notebook as something to focus on, didn’t really work either. My mom got me a classic heart stopping two bell alarm clock which jolts John and I awake promptly in the mornings, alas, it is so easy to just turn it off and return to the warm, womb like bed that I had been enjoying for the last several hours. It helps if the sun is shining, it helps if I have work, it also helps if I have a blogging day ahead. But sleep is just so good.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t lie in bed til’ the afternoon. My usual get up time when I don’t have to be anywhere is around nine/ten am. But my aim is for seven/eight am instead. I want to really see the mornings as I think they are the best time of the day, I want to get up in time to go and get the paper, have a smoothie, make breakfast for me and John and for the clock to read 9 o’clock by the time all that’s over.
Mornings are so important, waking up slowly is even more important, a good breakfast is beyond important! This is why this smoothie is so great for early starts. It has orange juice, banana, honey, yoghurt, all the things you want early in the mornings…bar caffeine and grilled bacon of course, but you can have that too!
I’ll keep you posted about my mornings. How do you like to spend your mornings?
This recipe is from Tracy @ Shutterbean.com
250ml Greek yoghurt, I used vanilla which gave an extra sweetness
250ml fresh orange juice
Plus a pinch of nutmeg!
Mix the banana, juice, honey and yoghurt in a blender until frothy, serve immediately with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top.