You do not have to get up at 0300 and run a marathon in the morning to be successful. There are many other ways to get started with your days (or do it later in the day, whatever is best for you).
Consider these four elements when crafting your day:
Set your day with intention
Our intention creates our realityWayne Dyer
Decide for you what this day will be about. Will you finish a big piece of work, or will you attend meetings the whole day? Be intentional about what you will do and accept that you are not always in control of how your day will go.
It is not about achieving your intention. It is about working towards it.
Focus on you
Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.
Spend enough time with the most crucial person in your life: you. Do not touch your phone. For example, walk (or run that marathon) for a reasonable amount of time.
Be alone with only your thoughts.
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not openFrank Zappa
Observe where you are, what you are doing and what is going on around you. Mindfulness is not an exercise to see if you are in the right place and if the right things are going. It is observing without judgement. Some people like to write this down in a journal. For some others, just the thinking is enough.
Feel compliments as deeply as you feel insults.James Clear
It is easy to focus on what you need to do and what could be better. Though press pause and look around. What are the things you can be grateful for? Take your time for it and enjoy it. Also, is there anything you are thankful for that you can share with others?
Keep in mind: how you start your day and when you start your day is up to you. Pick something that works for you and that you enjoy. Remember that it is consistency that drives your progress.
You have to find your own rainbow to follow. There is no gold at the end of somebody else’s rainbow.Bill Grundfest