Once upon a time, I used to say that there were never enough hours in a day. This belief of mine then graduated to me saying, that there were never enough days in the week. Being a staunch solution-seeker, I simply stopped saying or believing either of these false concepts, and made the definitive decision to simply wake up 3-5 hours earlier each day of each week so as to create an eighth day! By electing to repeatedly change my daily routine, I have now developed a new habit, which has enhanced my creativity, my productivity, my output. Essentially, I have reduced the anticipated time frame to achieve what is fundamentally important for me to achieve. By creating an eighth day for myself, I have saved considerable future time by choosing to maximize current time in my here and now. My current self thanks me and my future self will surely do the same. When one loves what they do and does what they love…there is virtually zero down-side to getting a head-start on what you are already committed to incorporating into your days, anyway. Getting things done without feeling rushed or pressured while in the process of executing and navigating, is the fuel that feeds the continuous momentum and traction already initiated and established. It has truly become a win-win strategy for me! Feeling as though you are ahead of the curve only serves to further propel one in the direction whereby results become matched with effort. Effort is a derivative of discipline. Discipline is the by-product of a honed mindset. All of this yumminess is birthed out of choice, and how it is we individually decide to choose for ourselves.
I am not here to suggest that you catapult yourself into chronic sleep-deprivation mode. That is not necessary in order to accomplish what I share with you here, for what has proven to repeatedly work for me. One positive choice is based upon a succession of equally incorporated positive choices. One can opt to have a cup of chamomile tea at 8:00pm as opposed to ordering a round of shots during last call. One can opt to already be in a wind down mode at a decent time of night as opposed to doing a CNN 24/7 loop before shutting their eyes each evening. One can write out their next day goals, which sets the tone for feeling pumped before even hitting the pillow as opposed to talking on the phone until the wee hours of the morning about how the world is going to hell in a hand-basket, with someone who has no goal or objective other than to commiserate about all the woes and ills of this world rather than choosing to recognize and acknowledge all the amazing magic, which surrounds all of us. What we each choose to focus our time, attention, and energies on is an individual choice for which we are all afforded. We can choose to see despair or we can choose to see and seize an opportunity. There is always brightness within darkness. There are always beginnings to fixate upon as opposed to supposed endings, of which to dwell upon. It is a choice. It is just as much your choice as it is mine. Today can be just as awesomely productive for you as it is for me. Your attitude can be just as positive as mine. Your results in life can be just as amazing as what mine are for me. Your belief and thought patterns can be just as intuitively beneficial and advantageous for you as they are for me. You can harness well-being in conjunction with maximum productivity for yourself no differently than me choosing the exact same combination for myself. You can choose to embrace a passion-filled, and purpose-driven life-experience for yourself no differently than me choosing the same for myself. You can choose to find meaning, value, and worthiness in all of your decision-making if it is fundamentally important enough to you to do so. You can choose to love your life. You can prioritize or re-prioritize what it is that will leave you feeling satisfied and fulfilled within your individual 24 hours of each day. If you choose to believe this before you can actually see it; you are already leaps and bounds ahead of whatever the clock might read in this precise moment in current time!
Originally published at livingfearlesslywithlisa.com