It’s that one thing that will help you in the morning and fuel that burning desire (or lack thereof). Creating a routine in the morning is difficult, but after trying a variety of things in 2016, I have a morning routine as follows.
- Initial wake-up into meditation.
- After meditation, count the things that I’m grateful for in my professional and social life.
- Prime in the shower which consists of burning hot water – to freezing cold.
- Vitamins then off to doing my podcast + blog.
- Head to the gym, shower at the gym, then I’m ready for work by 10am.
On the days that I’m off, I fall completely out of my routine (bad habit that I’m still trying to destroy) if I don’t write anything on my to-do list.
So, in addition to what I’ve said above, here’s a video (Tony Robbins – I’m Not Your Guru) that has an excellent morning routine that a lot of people can adopt. Recounting the three things you’re most grateful for, going back to your earliest childhood memory, and feeling everything about those moments of pure joy. It starts at 1:43:00 and finishes at about 1:49:00-1:50. You need to view this video from a desktop/notebook.
Bomb Those Distractions
On one of the most important days of my professional life, I woke up at 3am and couldn’t go back to sleep because I glanced at my phone. This is one of the problems I have with leaving my phone inside my bedroom. GET IT OUT!
Also, you should NOT tune into the news for the first 1 hour of the day because I can tell you right now that it will leave a very lasting impression on you compared to looking at it later in the morning. You will see yourself bitching much faster and sending that bitchy information to other people who bitch so you can bitch together and have a bitch breakfast and bitch morning. Get the drift?
Social Networking – I’m Not talking about FB, Twitter and Co
I never….EVER….EVER….EVER have a problem with the main social networking sites out there controlling my habits. I will admit one malicious habit is social chat apps, which in actuality drops my defences because the amount of racist that’s dished out at me. Yet, I still get on them? Foolish.
However, I bombed them all AGAIN just two days ago and the productivity not only went up 200%, but I also regained control of my happiness. I love to ask myself “what’s 80% of my unhappiness right now?” There’s one particular individual who I will never talk to again for as long as I live, and there are the social chatting apps such as horrendous Tinder, Skout, Badoo, etc. In my personal opinion, I think this is probably the worst of them all because it’s not only time-consuming, but the headaches you get involved with where again….you go out and bitch about these men seeking women as objects to your friends and that 1 hour later you’re talking about why there aren’t any good men in the world. STEER CLEAR!
Those are my distractors. I’ve recently taken them out….and now I have control.
What are yours?