This whole idea came about just a few months ago as I was analyzing my day, and figuring out where I had “leaks” or areas of inefficiency. What was I doing (or not doing) that was not only preventing me from moving towards my goals, but more importantly not setting myself up for success.
I found the best days were the days when I got out of bed, had food already prepared, and spent some time on the floor just moving around. Bringing the focus internally helped me become more aware of my body in space. The more aware I am of where I am, the deeper understanding I have of who I am. This has ripples into everything I touch.
The new morning each day offers an incredible opportunity, one that too many of us let pass.
We are creatures of habit. That’s fine. As long as those habits serve us.
What exactly are you doing with your time to serve yourself so you can better serve the whole?
Did you make a list of a breakdown? What sticks out to you as important? How about trivial or wasteful?
Cross off the things your can do without. Perhaps its 10 minutes checking emails/responding to notifications or texts.
Or maybe its just laying in bed hitting snooze.
I’m not going to tell you exactly what to do. Well, except for one thing…
When that alarm goes off, or when the rising sun wakes you (bless you people who wake to the sun), wake up with emotion. Sit up, raise your arms and rejoice with a big “YEAH!”
This is literally the simplest thing you can do. You will not want to lay back down after that.
Pick and choose what resonates with you and your schedule. Or create a new schedule. You owe it to yourself.
Practice for 14 days. Have a partner if you can. If not, find a way to keep yourself accountable. Keep a checklist of how well you did for the 21 days. Answering to yourself can be the most powerful accountability – only you can do the work.
There is work to be done.