Ek het oor baie jare heen op die harde manier geleer dat my dag grootliks bepaal word deur hoe ek hom begin. Dalk het ek ‘n bietjie gehelp dat my liewe kind dit soveel vinniger geleer het en dit nou in so ‘n mooi projek kan omsit. Hier is die betrokke post, met die skakel heel onder:
Win the morning, win the day
Cliché, but true. We all know this, but very few of us manage to do it with any degree of consistency.
Perhaps part of the reason is that we have never really stopped to think about why it’s so important.
So, let’s do that now. Imagine you’re in a maze with doors all around you. When you go through one door, you are faced with several new doors to choose from. This will be our life analogy for the day.
Yes, each day is a series of choices. And each choice we make shapes the next choices available to us.
The diagram on the right shows why it is so important to start the day with the right choices. If you screw up the first couple of choices, the day is likely to be a mess.
We’ve all been there. Snooze the alarm, run late for work, skip breakfast, run out of energy, grab some unhealthy snacks, get home tired and frustrated, snap unnecessarily at a loved one, sooth the pain with some empty calories and equally empty entertainment, get to bed way too late, repeat.
On the other hand, starting the day right makes it so much easier to have a great day.And a great life is simply a long series of great days.
We’ll talk a lot more about morning routines in coming posts. But for now, let’s just start with building the habit of giving ourselves a fair shot at a great day by getting our asses up and running at the same time each morning (discussed yesterday).
Why not give this a try? A new post will be waiting for you every morning, giving you one minute of quiet reflection before life starts happening.