I’ve been trying to get up earlier each day but …

Comment on 14 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress by Ashley LaMar.

I’ve been trying to get up earlier each day but I’m not doing super well with it. What can I say? I love sleep! Lol. I know I need to get up earlier though. Even if I can manage like an extra 30 minutes in the morning, it would be so much better for me.

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I hope you have many relaxing days ahead. ๐Ÿ™‚ All of us need to take more time for ourselves because that feeling of breakdown is horrible.

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Me too. I feel like things are going well and taking the extra days off has let me focus more and find my way. I’m doing better and feeling much more put together.

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Ashley bounces between Atlanta, GA + Charleston, WV with her husband and two small dogs for life and work. If she’s not writing or blogging, she can usually be found cooking, reading, or watching baseball. Follow her on Twitter @ashleyfromfbl

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