Follow along as I provide day-by-day updates during my ten-day case study. I’m changing one simple daily habit, and letting readers learn first hand the impact it’s having on my life.
This was the day I dreaded. Readjusting to the 6:00 am wake-up and then having a full day of work was going to be a tough transition. How do you think the day went?
It went great! Yes, getting out of bed was more difficult than on previous days and it was pitch dark outside, but after a splash of agua on my face and a glass of lemon water, I was ready to go. I spent the next 60 minutes meditating, writing, and practicing yoga. I washed, showered, ate and was on my way to work. And I felt awesome. I had accomplished so much and my work day hadn’t even started yet!
No significant changes to my morning routine. Meditation, affirmations and yoga. I did focus a bit more on yoga today (about 40 min).
I was definitely wiped out by dinner, but that just made it easier for me to hit the hay earlier than usual. My energy level was relatively high for most of the day, and I was in a very positive frame of mind. Things that may have aggravated me a few weeks ago seemed to be less important.
I do think getting to bed earlier is going to be an important part of my routine if I want to be successful in the long run. While I’m not normally up past midnight, I probably need to be asleep by 10:00 or 10:30 pm every night to ensure I’m getting enough shuteye. This will be a bit easier now that football season is almost over, but does require some discipline on my part!
Well, I survived my first day back to work. Check back tomorrow as we hit the halfway mark!