Well who the f*ck knows. All I know is how I start my day and there really is nothing that romantic about it.
I do know I have read it all; the tips and tricks about how successful people wake up, exercise early like an athlete, meditate like a Yogi, then read a pile of books before 7am blah blah blah...
I find these inspirational articles overwhelming, un-motivating and sometimes leaving me feeling like a sloth.
It sounds like these successful people I read about, Zen through life just because of their morning rituals. What they don’t write about is their habits the rest of the day or their mornings before they hit success. Surely now, they have the luxury of help, so they can prioritise that marathon run followed by an ice-cold plunge bath. For most successful men I imagine they are either single or have a partner behind them picking up the pieces of the morning.
I am an early riser, but when I am on holidays, I won’t be out of bed before 8.30am. Preferring coffee in bed, so I can sit there and procrastinate pretending I have no cares, obligations or duties to run too, it’s the best. But not often enough.
So as a very normal person juggling the daily of this modern-day world, most of my morning routine comes from the pull of gazillion things I want to get done before I hustle off to the office. Sometimes its routine, sometimes it’s chaotic because it’s more compressed as I fit more in.
My system in place is a mix of; walking the dog, coffee, do some emails (small items that are quick to tick off), social check in, calendar and priorities check in, tidy house, shower, get dressed, feed people, check the time, realise I’m late as I rush out the door. Oh, and I also spend a few moments procrastinating on what I’m going to wear.
In the evenings it’s just as busy, as I get into bed I start to remember all the things I missed off my to do list and close my eyes to start all over again.
I have worked out however, the structure and routine I once clung too, has been replaced by a fluid motion of juggling and compromising, mainly with myself. I have enlisted the help of my husband and find we are doing the tag team to get to our commitments and often find some things are dropped, but instead of apologising, I just keep the train moving and don’t entertain the normal saga of feeling bad.
I have learnt that 24 hours is a long time and sleep is overrated, especially when you have a purpose focused on getting monkeys off the back and hustling to create a Start-up. I find my systems need to include practical support and adapting the routine when I can’t carry it all. Sometimes I need to breathe and fit in what I can, knowing it’s okay and enough. This mantra is my system and ritual.
So back to the question how do successful people start their mornings?
I believe a successful day is:
Lastly avoid reading articles about how successful people get it all done when they are gazillionaire’s and have the help to do it, find the article that shows their rituals when they had nothing and we’re just starting out. Otherwise just keep doing you, you are enough.
This is CheeHoo Life, where nothing is impossible. You Love, you are Loved, and the universe aligns to serve you!
Spend less time caught up in the clutter and more focusing on what is truly important.