It is finally cold in Lisbon. It took a while. It was a long nice summer but now rain and cold weather have arrived. Although I love the winter especially the beautiful sunny cold days I’m having trouble being disciplined with my morning routine of waking up early/ earlier.
I guess it’s time to review the most effective tricks to regain self control:
2. Develop Good Habits
I will structure my life in a way that makes it easier to follow the right path. I will prepare everything the night before and leave my phone/ alarm clock away from the bed. I will repeat energy affirmations before going to sleep and remind myself of why I want to wake up and keep investing extra time in my own personal development. I will focus on the goals and get moving quickly. Focus: one more day, one other great opportunity right in front of me. I want to get out of bed, drink a big glass of water and start my morning routine. Working on my personal development daily will make me a winner.
3. Be inspired
Always admire someone who is better than me at the things that I want to improve and keep lerning from other's examples. Let's see... if i'm struggling to wake up and devote 30 minutes to my morning routine, I can remember Benjamin Frankin's daily Schedule and think that I could easily do better than this! ;) Or maybe someone my age can move forward and speak about waking up when it's so cold? Please share your fights, conquers and tricks!
Every morning Benjamin Franklin asked himself, "What good shall I do today?"
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.