How many times has it happened to you to plan something, starting tomorrow? Whether it is a new habit, or a promise, or a discipline issue, starting tomorrow, often results into starting never. I remember when I was in University and I had to study for exams, I always made myself a promise that, starting tomorrow, I’ll spend 2-3 hours (or more) per day studying for a certain exam. Guess what? It never happened! I’ve met plenty of people who promise themselves that, starting tomorrow, they’ll quit smoking. Guess what? They are still smoking.
Fact is, we love to procrastinate. Procrastination gives us hopes and visions of the bright future. We love to envisage that future, but hate to work for it. Whether it’s tomorrow or next week, there’s a great chance for it to result into never.
My goal when I started this blog was to start living a more purposeful and meaningful life. And that meant that I had to make significant changes in my life. Some of those changes are great obstacles on which I fail again and again. But every day I try to add small pieces to the life I want to live.
One of these obstacles is getting up when I hear the alarm clock in the morning. Especially now, when it’s dark and cold outside, there’s nothing more luring than to spend at least one more hour in bed. And that one more hour is my tomorrow. I wake up feeling defeated by my bad habits. And that’s not a great way to start the day.
That’s why I decided that it’s time to go through Crystal Paine’s Make Over Your Mornings course one more time. Especially when I saw that Jennifer from The Intentional Mom is turning it into a challenge. That way I wouldn’t feel like a lone soldier:)
So, starting today, let’s choose one habit to work on. Without procrastination. Without excuses. Mine is to make a better use of my mornings. And the first step to that is getting up with the alarm:)
What is the one habit that you would like to work upon? Share with us in the comments below.
P.S. If you also struggle with morning routines, you can check out the post 3 Simple Steps to Becoming a Morning Person in No Time.