One of my favorite books is The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. It is an easy read that explains the basics of forming a habit. There are 3 parts to a habit: a trigger, a behavior, and a reward. Because of a few of my own triggers, I'm now in the habit of blogging every morning.
Waking up at 5:30 has to happen otherwise everything is delayed. It's not easy for me to get out of bed unless I have something to look forward to which is blogging and anything warm.
But it's not the warm beverage I go to first. Nope, I go straight to the bathroom and turn on the warm water to wash my face and brush my teeth. It's been a game changer having an electric toothbrush from Smile Brilliant and I'm now trying Curology face cleanser, moisturizer and a zinc-based topical.
Yes, I brush my teeth before I drink coffee and tea but I brush after too. It's just that the act of brushing and washing my face feel so rewarding to me that it really does help reinforce me getting out of bed. It's a habit.
Then I move on to making coffee and tea. Sometimes just one, sometimes both!
Once the warm beverage is in my hand, I hunker down in our second bedroom (which is like a walk-in closet & vanity room but with a bed, haha) and get to blogging!
Someday, Im hoping that this scene of me blogging in front of where I get ready for the day becomes a separate thing, but I'm always multi-tasking and this is the habit I've formed.
On mornings like this one, I'm prepping for a TV segment and try to crank out a blog quicker so I can rehearse a little bit. That's why this one is a short read! But I want to share with you some of the codes I have for these products that really have triggered me in blogging every morning. Smilebrilliant and I are partnering on a giveaway so if an electric toothbrush is your thing, you're going to want to stay tuned for a blog post later this week!
Pique Tea Use Code HOLIDAY10
Purity Coffee MSALAFIARD50
Disclosure: the items were gifted to me and may have affiliate links, this is how I keep this blog afloat but all opinions are my own.