People who want to be more successful want to know what is the best way to start your day. Simple: wake up early. Early can be relative but I’m talking about earlier than everyone else. If you are not a morning person, you need to train your mind and body to wake up before 6am. You can train yourself by setting your alarm earlier and earlier. Mel Robbins talks about the 5 sec rule. Don’t keep hitting snooze, count backwards 5-4-3-2-1 and jump out of bed. Don’t linger around in your comfy bed, it will be that much harder to jump out of bed the next time your alarm rings for the 2nd time.
Use this extra time in the morning to get a head start on your day. This is quiet time you need to use to accomplish tasks that get you closer to your goal. I find when I wake up in the morning, I am the most creative. I like to spend the early morning hours blogging or reading. It fuels my brain and gives me energy. The coffee helps too!
Enjoy the peace around you. Soon you will be hustling kids to school, fighting major traffic jams, dealing with all kinds of issues at work. You deserve this time just for you. I only wish I had more of it. The mornings and the weekends I find extremely valuable for things I want to accomplish for myself. The better part of the day seems to be for everyone else around me.
My challenge to you is to take the remaining days of this week and wake up an additional 45 minutes before your regular time. Do things you normally can’t get to because of your hectic days. Do things for you. If you don’t find it useful, you can go back to your normal ways. I have a feeling something will ignite in you and using this time in the morning will make you a more productive person.
Rise and Shine!