A good morning, and thus a good day, aren’t just experiences that magically happen—they are created consciously.
Most of us—of all ages and backgrounds—are incredibly distracted from the start every morning, and therefore stumble through each day with diminished intention and lots of unnecessary frustration.
We forget that the morning hours leading up to mid-day are enormously important—that these hours form the foundation of the entire day.
We forget that how we choose to spend these hours on a daily basis can be used to predict the kind of days we’re going to have, and ultimately the kind of lives we’re going to live.
So trivial activities—checking social media, watching TV, worrying about things we can’t control, etc.—typically set the tone of each day. Which means we waste lots of well-rested time and energy on little things that don’t matter, while gradually losing touch with the significant, controllable parts of our lives that actually do matter.
On the other hand, having thoughtful, deliberate morning hours—generally from the time we wake up until noon—allows us to re-establish a sense of meaningful control, to put ourselves back in the driver’s seat so we can start to live more intentional, effective lives again. Let’s dive in… Read more