15 minutesApr 01, 2021
Do you ever feel like you're going through the motions from day to day, feeling stuck in a routine that you didn't actually intentionally choose? But that just... happens?
We've talked previously about controlling what we can control, and letting go of what we can't. Here's one thing you 𝐜𝐚𝐧 control, to help you stop being pulled into "the motions" and instead have an intentional, productive, and g.r.e.a.t day.
𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝟷𝟻 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴.
Get up 15 minutes earlier each morning. As Craig Ballantine says in 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘋𝘢𝘺 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘶𝘭𝘢: "The most important ritual in your life is what time you choose to get out of bed, and the best decision you cna make is to start getting up fifteen minutes earlier". You 𝐜𝐚𝐧 control what time you wake up, what habits you start the day with.. and what systems you have in place.
When you rise, take action, do the first things first and do what matters. Even if you are slow and groggy, getting up that much earlier gives you a headstart in clearing that slow grogginess and overcoming those morning obstacles. It's a time when you can really gain momentum that will serve you for the rest of the day, and gain the upper hand on all that inertia!
No, you don't need to get up a whole hour in order to "get stuff done" ; 15 minutes is enough time to make a difference and to keep it ""doable"" enough so this new habit can take hold!
Giving yourself this small victory in the morning will not only put you in a positive mood, it will help you make better decisions all day long!
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝟷𝟻 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴?