I’m not a morning person!
Very few of us are. My oldest daughter, Faith, definitely isn’t. Yet, she is the one who just reminded me of the easy way to wake up energized. Love where you’re going.
Faith is just about to turn 16. She tends to stay up a bit too late most nights by the time homework and getting ready for bed stuff is done. When we wake her up in the morning she is usually in full grump mode. It takes her a while to become her normal, happy self.
But this morning she got up on her own, came downstairs fully dressed, bright eyed and chipper.
What changed? Where she was going. And how she thought about where she was going.
Going somewhere you’re not excited about – school? Wake up in grump mode.
Going somewhere you are excited about – Starlight acting camp? Wake up energized!
Aren’t you motivated in the same way by what you love to do and look forward to?
Are you looking forward to where you’re going today? Tomorrow? If not, what can you do about that?
You can change where you’re going. You can change what happens where you’re going. You can change your mindset about where you’re going. You can control how you act and react when you get there.
You are in control. You get to choose.
Greg, it’s not that easy. I can’t just change everything today. I have responsibilities and bills and…it’s complicated.
I get you. You’re right. It’s not always easy. But, it’s always worth it. It’s never too late.
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1) Honestly assess your excitement level of getting up in the morning on a scale of 1 to 10.
2) List the reasons you are, and are not, excited in the morning.
3) Brainstorm ways to change your mindset and your environment to increase your morning excitement level.
Questions for comment: When was the last time you woke up energized and looking forward to the day? What did you do to create that experience?