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We are heading into the home stretch of 2017 and we have about 100 days left in the year.
Summer has faded and now it’s time to face the music and be honest with ourselves.
Have we completed and achieved all that we had talked to ourselves (or others) about doing this year?
Have we started projects or plans and then lost our steam?Have we just told ourselves we don’t know how to do the follow-through and viewed ourselves as quitters?
Don’t stop now!We’ve got about 100 days left to finish strong!!
Dust off those dreams of 2017 and let’s get going!
Did you already achieve all your dreams and desires for 2017?
Hats off to you!! Perhaps you set real low expectations for yourself. What could you commit today and amaze yourself accomplishing between now and New Year’s Eve?
Believe it or not, my FUN is my Morning Ritual!
I can’t wait to jump out of bed in the morning and start the new day! To me each day is like a box of new crayons or a big, blank white board of possibility. Over the years I have revised and improved my Morning Ritual and now it’s just plain fun!
Is it perfect every morning? No.
Are there some mornings where I skip/miss one of these? Yes.
Does it center me for the start of a fabulous day? Absolutely!
Here are My TOP FIVE ROUTINES:
#1 Roll over off the bed and onto my knees (2-3 minutes)
and thank God for another day to get it “right”. I didn’t always have this in a morning routine but since putting it there, first thing, I have the opportunity to focus on gratitude and appreciation for my many blessings.
#2 Make the bed (3-4 minutes)
Even if the day falls apart later, I feel a great sense of accomplishment with this simple act. I’ve been sharing this step with many coaching clients over the years. From a de-cluttering/organizing perspective, the bed takes up 80% of the bedroom, so this one act can bring calm, peace and tranquility to your bedroom sanctuary.
In May 2014 retired Adm. William H. McRaven gave a commencement address at his alma mater, University of Texas. That speech can be viewed online at this link >>Adm McRaven University of Texas Commencement Address. The graduating seniors so loved his talk that it has now been viewed more than 10 million times. In essence he told them “If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed." Mr. McRaven has expanded that talk into a little book, “Make Your Bed - Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World.”
#3 Hydrate (1-2 minutes)
I drink 10 ounces of water right away after waking.
"Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost each day," says Joan Koelemay, RD, dietitian for the Beverage Institute, an industry group.
#4 Slap on My Fitbit as I read an inspirational quote for the day. (-1 minute)
This year I’ve been reading the Louise Hay quote on her daily tear-off lifestyles calendar. Louise just passed away at the age of 90 on August 30. She is the founder of Hay House, a publishing company with many inspirational books.
#5 Stretching, arm circles, and wall push-ups (10 minutes)
I love this step! This wakes me up for the day. I bend and stretch and reach and stretch; I spin my arms every direction with arms extended. Then I lean against a wall and do several push-ups.
I encourage each of you to revisit your morning routine and evaluate how it’s working (or not) for you. No one needs to follow my Morning Ritual. I just wanted to share how it frames the first part of my day for better productivity, calm and focus!
And isn’t that what most of us are craving?
Here’s to Magical Mornings for you!!
Feel free to email me the Morning Ritual that really works for you and you might find it mentioned in a future Quick Productivity ETips Blog! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t have a Morning Ritual that’s working for you?
What can you COMMIT to putting in place starting tomorrow morning?
I look forward to hearing from you!
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“Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame. ”
“Think more of yourself, and demand that your actions be congruent with the best of who you are and who you can be.”