One thing I’ve started realizing about some of the “hokey inspirational speaker” stuff is that even if you embrace it fully, most of it you can do early in the morning and nobody will ever know. If the reason not to embrace hokey stuff is that you’re embarrassed, forget about it… doesn’t really matter if you wake up early enough and have some good quiet alone time.
(That is, unless you wake up early, do the hokey stuff then open up Evernote and start blogging about it to the world… then you (ok, “I”) have no fear of embarrassment.)
That said, here’s a good one for me.
Amazing what thinking about positive words does to your morning.
Lately I’ve tried hard to avoid email for the first 2 hours of the day. It’s really (really) hard, but it helps a lot.
Second, I start thinking of random positive words while I make my coffee. The Keurig says “READY to Brew” … I use that to think, “READY, set, go.”
And then while the coffee is brewing, I just think positive words. No order, no logic. It’s a brainstorm. It’s a free flow of words. Amazing how good it feels to do that. I’ve even noticed that sometimes I start smiling physically just from the mental goodness.
If you want to really feel successful start to the day, then go start writing them down. I did this one day, and here was my list.
Try it… I promise you at 5:30 in the morning, nobody is watching your thoughts. Except you.