1. Q: How many years young are you and what is your living situation?
1. 62. I live alone (with a 12 pound dog that thinks she is a person).
2. Q: What's the biggest challenge you faced in changing your morning routine? How have you dealt with it/got over it/are still dealing with it?
2. The biggest challenge is just getting up. My days are not always consistent. My goal is to be out of the door at 7:30A but some days I have meetings earlier than that or I am out of town which means a different schedule. I try to get up at the same time each morning but it’s tough when my days don’t always end at the same time.
3. Q: What time did you wake up and go to sleep before you started using the Morning Sidekick Journal, and what time do you wake up and sleep now?
3. Wakeup was at 4:55A and bedtime was 9:30ish. Same wakeup but still a struggle to get up and get going. Tired and not motivated. Bedtime really hard when sometimes I don’t get home until 9P.
4. Q: What did your mornings look like before you started using the Morning Sidekick Journal? What do your mornings look like now?
4. A lot of random things but no real order. What do your mornings look like now? Much more orderly (once I finally get going). I have a specific order of things to do. I wakeup knowing what I am going to do. I am trying to get to the point where I am on autopilot.
5. Q: In one sentence, what's your favorite thing about the Morning Sidekick Journal?
5. I love writing so having a place to write and keep my thoughts in front of me.
6. Q: How long have you been using the Morning Sidekick Journal?
6. Since October 2018 (with several restarts)
7. Q: How has using the Morning Sidekick Journal and doing your morning routine impacted your life overall?
7. The journal has helped me frame my ideas and opinions on habits. I really did not think much about habits and how they show up in my life. The journal made me think about habits in general and then specifically and then which ones really add value to my day – and evenings. Writing in the journal helps me realize what is important and what is just necessary. The journal is helping me see where I am doing well and where I have room for improvements. It’s like a bit of a “gentle scorecard”.