Seal the Deal with Your Decisions
If, you’ve established your morning energizer ones and have decided that you can add a bit more fuel to your boring or daunting morning chores to make them seem fun and thrilling. But by now you are wondering, what is next?
Well, it’s time to take the next big step and seal the deal with those decisions of yours. The right way! Not the lazy way, or the “I’ll do it later” procrastinator way. No—what YOU need is a PLAN so that you can do it the right way.
So, let’s say you read this writing in its entirety and said to yourself, “Alright, well, I like yoga and I’ll try to imagine more! Easy.” No, no, no! It’s not that simple. See, three to five months from now when you are waking up it will be that easy. But right now? These are just words that we are throwing around so that we can figure out what to do when the sun shines through your curtains and past your window!
To put these words to action, however, we need to develop these thoughts and turn them from a plan into a HABIT! Seal the deal with your decisions. Don’t go around half-thinking something that you just decided within a few moments. You really think you’ll remember that when you wake up? And even if you did, do you honestly believe you’d be as successful that way as if you were to have it memorized and prepared beforehand? What happens if you practice for a speech a few hours before delivering it? Hmm? You might not do well that way.
But then let’s take that same speech and give you a week to prepare for it. If you used all your time to practice performing that speech, do you think you’d do better? What happens then, as opposed to when you only had a few hours to cram for the performance? You do much better now as you have more confidence. And where does this stem
Proper memorization, not needing to worry about proper tone of voice or volume, and an overall feeling of mastery over it because you have practiced it so often that now you believe you are in control of the speech rather than the speech being in control of you. You now accept questions open from the crowd, you stand up straight, and you don’t stutter. You even have ample time to pay close attention to detail, react to your audience accordingly, and realize that you own this performance because it’s run by you.
All of these factors that go into creating the perfect speech also go into creating the perfect morning! Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you need to go and practice for your mornings like you are really experiencing them or perform an act like you’re rehearsing for a play. No—rather, you want to write down the things which you will be doing. You want to make a list of backups in case THOSE don’t go according to plan. You want to make sure you have the correct mindset before going to sleep. You want to prepare mentally and maybe physically for the things you will be doing.
Maybe using your imagination in the morning sounds absolutely ridiculous to you! So make it your main focus to practice that specifically. That way, when you allow yourself to let loose and have a bit of fun with lame or daunting stuff, you still take yourself seriously. No matter what you have to do, do it.
Try to come up with as many things as you can that you need to prepare so that your morning goes along right. Then, after you establish this, run through the list and begin acting upon the ones which need practice, or do some other form of preparation (either mental or physical). Just remember that the more you get used to the routine now, the less difficult each morning will be from then on because you already provided yourself with the equipment to lead.
Now, if you want to take that equipment and begin walking ahead with it, then that’s fine. But at the same time, don’t rush too much. Just do enough that you can see the benefits down the road or to the point that it excites you. The key here is to bring out your passion. Not to get you to the point where you’ve practiced it so much that it bores you. Only you know how much is too much, so judge wisely.