Starting Your Day Versus Creating It
Old habits die hard, and one of the most difficult habits to change is your morning routine. The temptation to get that extra five minutes under the comforts of your covers can get too strong. Enough to actually immobilize you for the most part. One of the most effective solutions for this lies in the difference between starting your day and creating it.
It’s all about perspective. When you start your day, your mind will register that as a chore or an obligation that you’re forced to do. The tendency, then, is to press snooze on the alarm as much as possible until you’re actually forced to get up. From then on, your energy level for the rest of the day would not reach its maximum potential for you to accomplish your tasks.
Creating your day, on the other hand, allows you to perceive the day as a new opportunity for you to take steps and progress into fulfilling your goals. When you create your mornings, you are in control. But don’t mistake this as having the power to stay in for the most part of the day. In fact, being in control means you won’t have to feel this particular urge anymore. This has more to do with how you build your expectations than the physical act of getting up. When you choose to create your mornings, not only are you changing the physical and literal aspects of your routine, but you are also transforming your disposition. You are setting goals, clearing a path, and creating the day.