I love mornings. Each new day brings new opportunities and it’s a
chance to start fresh and do better. How you start your day, or more
specifically how you spend those first few morning hours has a big
impact on the rest of it. Think of it as setting the tone for your
entire day. That’s why making over your morning is so important.
It’s about much more than those first few hours.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself. Let’s use the snooze
button as an example. You set an early alarm to make sure you have
time for exercise, meditation, or simply some much needed “me
time”. You have every intention of getting up and doing whatever
you’re setting out to do when you set the alarm in the first place.
Some mornings - hopefully most mornings - you get up when the alarm
chimes and go for that walk, do your meditation exercise, or read a
book for twenty minutes. Then there are those days when you just
can’t make yourself get up. You hit the snooze button multiple
times, or turn the alarm off altogether and go back to sleep.
Think about how the rest of those days went. Did you notice a difference in
how you felt? How much did you got done on the mornings when you got
up with your first alarm? Were you able to do all the things you set
out to do? How did those days compare to the ones when you hit the
snooze button over and over again?
If I had to take a guess, I’d say that the mornings when you got up as
soon as the alarm went off went a lot smoother. I bet you
accomplished what you have planned to do, too. Chances are that
sleeping through the snooze button didn’t just affect your morning,
but the entire rest of your day. You set the tone for how your day is
going to go first thing in the morning. That’s what the old saying
about getting up on the wrong side of the bed is about. Let’s make
sure we get up on the right side and start our day off in a positive
and productive way.
Over the course of the next seven days, I want to guide you through the
process of making over your morning. As we’ve already established,
this is an important tasks and a good thing to work on and pay
attention to. Not only will you enjoy your mornings more even if the
alarm goes off much earlier than you’d like, it will make the
entire rest of your day go much smoother.