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.
Eight Down. Two to go. Or eight down and infinity to go. Either way I’m feeling pretty good. The toughest part is still the 30 seconds after my alarm goes off. After that (and a splash of water on the face), the rest is just part of my new morning. I won’t say it’s quite like second nature, but we’re definitely starting in that direction.
- Meditation – 15 minutes.
- Affirmations – 10 minutes. This was a bit longer today. Haven’t spent much time here the last few days.
- Exercise – 30 minutes of yoga. Tried a new Yoga for Athletes. The description didn’t indicate that you truly had to be “an athlete,” so I figured I’d give it a try.
Guinness Book of World Records?
I now can say that I’ve strung together eight straight days of some type of focused exercise. I may be a few days short of a world record, but this is probably a personal best.
This morning’s awakening provided me with something to reflect on. My alarm went off ten minutes earlier than usual. I use a Jawbone for my alarm, so the actual wake-up time can differ (stay tuned for a future article about the jawbone). Anyway, when my alarm went off I looked at the time. I knew I technically could go back to sleep for ten minutes and still make my goal. But this was about my will power. My alarm went off and that meant it was time to get up. I rolled out of bed, began my routine and had an extra ten minutes to spare. This was such a small part of my day, but the added satisfaction of those ten extra minutes stayed with me the entire day!
Two days left.