Bright and Early

I can’t seem to wake up early enough. I have my alarm set, my light to turn on as well but I just can’t get the motivation to get my ass out of bed. I know what I am doing wrong. I don’t sleep early enough. I use my phone as my alarm. I don’t put my phone far away enough. But I’m afraid that even if I did those things, I would just get up, get the phone and turn it off and go back to bed. I don’t have much faith for myself.

But I am working on it. One step at a time. I’ve been listening to the 5am Miracle podcast. And it’s helped with my motivation. I just need to stop thinking about doing it and just do it.

Here’s my morning plan:

5:00 – Get up, drink water, stretch, meditate

5:10 – Use the bathroom (brush teeth, wash face, etc)

5:15 – Get dressed for workout

5:20 – Take Murdoc out to pee

5:30 – Feed Murdoc

5:35 – Go for a walk/run

6:05 – Make myself breakfast

6:30 – Shower and get ready for work

7:00 – Read

7:30 – Plan my day and journal

7:45 – Prepare my lunch (if it’s not done the night before)

7:55 – Do the dishes (if any)

8:05 – Leave for work

Dream Big

Happy New Year!

I’m going to start the year with this poem again. I’ve mentioned it in the past on blogs and websites but I always come back to this because I love the meaning of it. Now I just need to truly believe in it.

If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily —
but for something that tugs at your heart
something that’s your dream.
You owe it to yourself
to make your days here count.
Have fun.
Dig deep.
Stretch.
Dream big.
Know, though, that things worth doing
seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be days when you want to turn around,
pack it up,
and call it quits.
Those times tell you
that you are pushing yourself,
that you are not afraid to learn by trying.
Persist.
Because with an idea,
determination,
and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts,
your intellect,
and your heart
guide you.
Trust.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of wroking hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.
The start of something new
brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible.
There is only you.
And you will only pass this way once.
Do it right.

By: Anonymous