I used to HATE mornings. Now, it is remarkable how easy it is for me to get up in the morning. For my whole life it was a struggle. I always wanted just a little more sleep. I would sleep in every chance I got and take naps, too. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still love my sleep. I believe it is a big part of the lovingME lifestyle and a requisite to truly living it. But now, I sleep soundly through the night and wake refreshed and raring to go in the morning.
Morning has become my favorite time of day. If someone would have told me that 5 or 10 years ago, heck even as a kid, I would not have believed them. My mornings are sacred and I follow my ritual of prayerful long hand writing, exercise, the writing I do for business, Bible time, my prayer call and Simpleology Start My Day. All of this is done typically before 7 and definitely before my “job” starts at 8.
Why do I do all of this? Because it is ME time. It rejuvenates me. It helps me know me better. It is my destiny and I walk it out every morning. Before, I would simply roll out of bed, last minute, check my email immediately and begin my workday and not let up until evening. Sometimes I would travel and take ridiculously early flights (especially for me back then). I was slowly depleting myself. I was becoming more and more frustrated, empty, anxious, exhausted and bored. I was on the treadmill that I had built, or at least played into, and I didn’t know how to get off. I felt trapped and slowly suffocating.
Not any more. Now I choose to start my day on a positive note every morning. I have an agenda of my own and much to do to live my life to the fullest. Every day is fresh and new and every day brings new people into my life so that I can help them learn this, and to learn it faster and easier than it was for me. And that gets me out of bed early with lots of energy!