Guys, I love a good snooze button. I mean, LOVE A GOOD SNOOZE BUTTON. I’m the girl who goes to bed with every intention of slaying the morning, then my alarm goes off at 5:30 am and I snooze it up until 7 am. In my defense, I’ve got a great bed. I’m really warm and cozy and it’s cold out there in the real world at 5:30 AM. So, it only makes sense that I press snooze eight times.
Wait a minute. Who the eff does that?! What is wrong with me!?
I listen to a ton of podcasts from various successful entrepreneurs and every single one of them has the same thing in common. They all have a strict morning routine. Every single day they wake up early and work out, meditate, pray, journal – you name it. They all carve out intentional time in the morning to set themselves up for a successful day. I have always wanted to be this person. But, here I am… snooze girl.
This week I forced myself to into action. I know that I mentally perform my best when I am proactive in the morning. I listened to a talk by Mel Robbins recently and she calls it “The 5 Second Rule.” She explains that with every decision you make in your life, you have a five second window before your mind actually starts to discourage you from making that decision. She utilizes the alarm scenario as an example. Your alarm goes off, and you start counting…5, 4, 3, 2, 1, boom – you get your ass up. She states, “The counting will focus you on the goal or commitment and distract you from your worries, thoughts, and excuses. As soon as you hear 1 in your mind, you push yourself to move.”
This week I committed to the 5 Second Rule. I committed to having intentional time in my thoughts and in prayer before I start my workday. Some days have been better than others, but I am able to leave that time feeling so refreshed and clearheaded and ready to take on whatever the day brings.
Everyone has his or her own version of a snooze button – a habit that you need to kick, or a goal that you need to achieve. Kick that habit! Get after your goals! You’ve got five seconds and babe, you’ve totally got this!
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