Well, I’ve been a lazy bum about keeping up with this.
I want to say it’s because I’m busy, but we are all busy, so no reason.
The honest reason is works been really difficult and I’ve been stressing about finances more than ever. Sometimes, when things get really hard to cope with, I kind of shut down and hide from it.
Mentally, I realize this is when I need to pull through, and that’s a lot of what I focus on, but it can really eat away at me.
Anyways, I’m jumping back on the horse, continuing to tackle routines that can make my life amazing.
#1 – Make your bed
I’m still able to do this every morning, it’s been a habit for years. I have tried to get a little neater with it, rather than just having the covers go in the right direction.
#2 – Meditate
I only accomplished this 1 morning in the last week. Actually, that was the only day I’ve meditated in the last week. I need to get my shit together. I’m meditating tonight.
#3 – Do 5-10 reps of something
This happens about 50% of the time. feels good. It’s harder than it should be when first waking up.
#4 Prepare “Titanium Tea”
The Liquid Gold, which is on Dr. Axe’s site, was made one day. Outside of the first day, I’ve been relying heavily on coffee, at least 5 cups a day.
I definitely want to get better at making this tea. I enjoy having the high fat from Ghee as it really helps me focus.
#5 – 5 minute Journal
I’ve been holding this together pretty well. I keep it on my kitchen counter, usually writing in it as the coffee is brewing or breakfast is cooking.
I believe this really helps prime your brain for what needs to happen that day. I feel it helps me just sit for a minute and really think about what my life is like.
Giving your brain an overnight task P.230
This one is interesting. The idea is giving your brain something to focus on overnight and then waking up in the morning to tackle it.
Your focus can really be anything, business, a problem, new product idea, financial work around. It’s your brain, fix whatever problem you want.
There are two approaches to this. One, write in your notebook sometime after dinner, not too late at night. Wake up in the morning and focus on working that problem for a bit.
Or two, write your issue down fairly close to going to bed. Same idea, wake up in the morning and tackle the problem.
I’m opting for option two. I like the idea of thinking about a problem before bed. It’s almost a form of meditation for me.
There was good quote: “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious” – Thomas Edison.
My goal is to really clear my brain. Using a strong morning routine and hopefully fixing problems while I sleep sounds like a great way to clear some of the mess upstairs.
Along with this, I’m making a really strong effort to wake up early, which is usually 5:30. It’s going to happen!