We kicked off home school this morning by sharing “scrapbooks so far.”
Kids loved it!
My early morning routine is a good example of applied psychology.
The routine incorporates…
- a lot of winning
- a sense of purpose
- a focus on “the clearly better”
I pay attention to “the clearly better” because it shows me where it is worth applying effort.
Worth repeating => When I choose, I spend effort, time and attention on things that leave an emotional taste of “clearly better.”
3:55am – The day started by waking up 5 minutes before my alarm, which makes me happy.
I’ve been going to bed at the same time as my kids so waking up 2.5 hours before them is cake.
4:00am – I’m downstairs and every single light on my main floor is switched on. Up Before The Enemy – we haven’t had any prowler reports before 6am. I give the bad guys an incentive to skip my house.
4:05am – Third win of the morning is a mug of coffee. I set the coffee up the afternoon before so I can look forward to it.
My Skull Mug is reserved for my toughest sessions and is hand painted by our youngest. I have another one from our oldest that says #1 Dad.
4:30am – This morning was a lot of step ups.
4:45am – Fat Boy Slim’s Right Here, Right Now comes on. I remember Okanagan Lake and a morning in August many years ago. Looking across the lake in the best shape of my life.
5:00am – Decide I might want to remember my session, it was a lot of step ups… send my wife a text to come and take of picture of me.
Monica has been waking up in the “4”s during lockdown and looks absolutely fabulous when she arrives (Team Win!).
5:45am – My workout wraps up and I head upstairs to eat some muesli.
I prepared the muesli yesterday so I’d having something to look forward to while grinding out my step ups. While I advise people to be careful about setting up the exercise-sugar reward cycle, I’m not above motivating myself with a special breakfast.
Wake up, lights, coffee, music, workout, wife and breakfast => Seven Wins Before 6am
The only person who can screw up my morning win-fest is myself.
Attitude is Everything
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