Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Get UP and Do Something!
Can you imagine if you were to wake up and just do something? You would instantly achieve something. Like in that very second. Whether it was your laundry, an email etc.. When you complete a goal, you make progress, you build momentum but you also build self-esteem. If you made it apart of your routine, to wake up every morning and do something, you'd actually achieve something each time. Make it a conscious effort.
Dare yourself to set a goal for every day of the week, the moment you wake up (after you thank God for waking you). I would say whatever important task you can accomplish in the house, do it BEFORE anything else. Before your breakfast, before the shower...whatever it is, take Nike's advice and JUST DO IT!
I've been trying this lately and I am telling you it works. I even wake up half hour earlier just to make sure I get it done. So if I know I have a very important email to send out the next day, I wake up earlier to make sure I send it off. By making this part of my morning routine, I give myself a boost for the rest of the day. My achievement and progress rate goes through the roof, my momentum grows, and the feeling that I'm achieving something is constantly with me.
The first step is to plan out, like write what it is you will need to do. This needs to be done the night before.
This is for my dear friend Colleen Miller:
How to plan?? So if you're faced with a decision of writing a book vs. doing laundry, start writing those chapters! Tackle the big things early in the day, and you’ll see that you still have time for the small things later. Those little things need to be on the bottom of the list. Seriously! When I was writing my book, I had to tune out on everyone and everything. I went to Starbucks most days to write because when I was home, I got easily distracted.
You don’t want any distractions, no TV, no radio, don’t check your e-mails, don’t check your facebook, twitter, Instagram or any social network. Stick to the task at hand.
Do this before anyone else in the house is awake. It is a life changing habit that is easy to start. Make this apart of your morning routine. Doing it every day helps you to stay motivated. Don't just do it once a week, do it every morning, daily. Everything else comes second to it.
So go ahead and start writing out your goal for tomorrow morning!
Love, Lizzy! Have a happy healthy week.