My LinkedIn post today, “How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose,” begins
How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose
It’s Monday morning and I’m writing this post because I’m full of enthusiasm and invigorated.
Not because I’m a morning person. Not because I like waking up on Mondays. I have a full work day ahead of me, but I’m taking time to share how effective this one part of my morning routine is.
I have to preface this practice with a couple points.
First, I’m in month 11 of doing it and I only found the joy in it around month 6. Before then wasn’t bad, but it took experience to kick in. Experience is the only way we change behavior.
Next, I started doing it partly because I used to spend 30 minutes or more lying in bed before getting up. Sometimes an hour. I told myself I was meditating, which I knew was just a story I was telling myself.
I love indulging in lying in bed.
How I start every day with purpose
11 months ago I challenged myself to wake up, make my bed, cross the room, and turn off my alarm within one minute. The one-minute wake-up.
Read the rest at How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose.
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