Hello habit stackers! Let’s face it – forming new habits can be tough. Whether it’s trying to wake up early, drink more water, or quit sugar, we’ve all experienced our fair share of hilarious fails along the way. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you avoid those pitfalls and stay on track towards success.
The “3 AM Wake-Up & Workout” Fail
We’ve all heard the advice to wake up early and start our day off right. And we’re all aware that we should be knocking out some form of workout on a regular basis. And as habit stackers, we know all to well the benefits of stacking habits into routines, especially early morning routines. So, waking up at 3 AM and working out should be a no-brainer, right. Well, not so fast.
You decide to stack some new habits and start waking up early and working out. Perfect!
So, you set your alarm for 3 AM to wake up and hit the gym before work. But when your alarm goes off, you hit snooze so many times you might as well be auditioning for the next Groundhog Day movie. Finally, you drag yourself out of bed at 6:30 AM, feeling like a complete failure before the day even begins. Don’t worry, we’re not judging, we’ve all been there, some of us a few more times than others. And that’s ok. Starting new habits can be hard, after all that’s why we stack them. But even that can take some time to master.
Habit Stacker Tip
Instead of jumping straight into an extreme routine, like waking up early (especially at 3 AM) and working out, let’s ease into it. Start by setting your alarm for 15 minutes earlier every week until you reach your desired wake-up time. And if you’re having trouble getting up, try placing your alarm across the room so you have to physically get out of bed to turn it off. I know, that’s an old school trick, but hey, whatever works.
Or you can get really crazy with it, and put your alarm in the kitchen, so you have to really get out of bed to turn it off. Then reward yourself with a delicious smoothie, and off you go to the gym!
Keeping It Real
While waking up early and hitting the gym can be great, it’s important to prioritize getting enough sleep. If you find that waking up at 3 AM is simply not sustainable for your body, consider adjusting your workout schedule or finding other ways to incorporate physical activity into your day. Remember, a consistent routine that works for you is better than a sporadic routine that leaves you exhausted.
We hope this example of a hilarious habit fail and habit stacker tip helps you avoid the pitfalls of habit formation and moves you forward towards your goals with a bit of humor and grace. Remember, every fail is just a lesson on the way to success. And as always, keep stacking those habits, just don’t forget to enjoy a little laughter along the way.