1) After waking up, count from 5 to 1 and get off the bed at 1 (do not check smartphone).
2) Make your bed
3) Stretch it out (ie take Dante for a walk)
4) Other essentials
Drink and think (think about your day etc and visualize)
“Me Time” - time you give yourself to do nothing
Rule your mornings in order to rule your day.
Waking up early
We each have a chronotype…
Times of the day I find insufferable and cannot think clearly
Most productive times:
Early morning around 5 am
Late evening around 9 am
1) Discipline - Early risers are significantly better at making and maintaining schedules because they have conditioned themselves to work harder and smarter. You are honing a disciplined and organized mind. Get up early by choice.
2) Proactivity - Anticipating problems and realizing the amount of risk involved. They are more proactive in almost any situation and they report feeling more control over their personal and professional lives.
3) Stress reduction - more time for a morning routine
4) Inspiration - something that gets you motivated and excited to achieve.
(Something that directly relates to your goals and challenges your thinking. ie watching documentaries, informational podcasts…)
The Internet Vs. The Care of Your Soul
1. No laptop in bed.
No internet for at least 30 minutes before you got to sleep.
Nothing on your feed reader that posts more than X times per Y.
Being bored does not mean you have to check your email.
Don’t only read websites related to subjects you know inside and out.
For every X feeds that you add to your reader, remove Y.
Don’t read email on your phone.
If an email upsets you, never respond immediately.
Think about the motivations behind the blogs you subscribe to.
Don’t read the comments.
“Every time I do some work, I ask myself: Would I find this interesting? Would it hold my attention? Would I share it with my friends?”
Ten Essential Questions to Guide You To An Extraordinary Life
1) Will this choice propel me toward an inspiring future or will it keep me stuck in the past?
2) Will this choice bring me long-term fulfillment or short-term gratification?
3) Am I standing in my power or am I trying to please another?
4) Am I looking for what’s right or am I looking for what’s wrong?
5) Will this choice add to my life force or will it rob me of my energy?
6) Will I use this situation as a catalyst to grow and evolve or will I use it to beat myself up?
7) Does this choice empower me or does it disempower me?
8) Is this an act of self-love or is it an act of self-sabotage?
9) Is this an act or faith or an act of fear?
10) Am I choosing from my divinity or am I choosing from my humanity?
Contrary to popular belief, creative freedom is more dangerous than beneficial when it comes to producing meaningful work. Limiting the possibilities isn’t just about making it easier; it’s about making possible to start it all.
I believe that the job we all have in life is to acquire knowledge and wisdom and then share it. I just don’t know what else there is.
You’re an artist. As such, everything you do is productive. Everything you do is productive. There is no “this is useful” and “this is a waste of time.” There is only your life. Every word you write, every picture you paint, every song you sing is a result of everything that’s in it. It all matters. Everything matters.