My day started when the alarm sounded at 5:00am. I had made the decision to start getting up early to be more productive. I purposely placed my iPhone across the room so that I wouldn't hit "snooze" 10 times, as I've habitually done for the last couple of weeks. This is one of several bad habits I'm determined to break. I tend to write late at night, and lose track of time. Then I sleep later than I should the next morning. Last night I kept track and turned off the lights at 10:30pm, a good 3 hours earlier than the previous evening (or rather morning). Didn't even watch Chelsea Lately. I grumbled when the alarm went off, as it interrupted a rather awesome dream (the nerve!) and I pulled the blankets over my head. The alarm kept on sounding. Dammit! I had no choice but to get out of bed. This is what most "normal" people do I reminded myself as I got up. I know...it's said that successful people complete more before 8:00am than most regular people do all day. Ok, Ok. I get it. Who doesn't want success? I resisted the urge to climb back into bed for "5 more minutes" of slumber, and got dressed. I had a date with my bike, the computrainer and a beat down at the gym.
I opened the garage and when I felt the cold and saw the rain coming down, I initially thought "oh no....great. Today's not looking so good." But then I stopped myself and reset my intentions. I said (yes out loud, I talk to myself remember?) "today is going to be a great day." A smile came to my face, and I felt the psychic shift in my attitude. Psychical, not psycho thank you very much. Although, I do talk to myself......hmm.
By 7:30 am, the workout was finished and I headed home to get ready for the rest of the busy day. I didn't even need coffee, as I had abounding energy from the exercise and those wonderful endorphins. I love endorphins.
And the day has been great! I remembered how much I love the feel of the soft rain on my face, and how my hair gets curly when it's humid. I wore my cute rain boots, which resemble motorcycle boots with a bright pink zipper from my ankle up the back my calf. I actually jumped in puddles after I left a meeting this morning with my boss, a.k.a.editor, a.k.a. friend, who went over the details of a new writing gig he assigned me. (We also had an interesting discussion about the WWF. Who knew!? I learn something new every day...ha ha). Just have to keep an open mind.
Which brings me to now...present time 5:45pm. The sun has set and it's dark. I think I just might be onto something with the idea of getting up early. It's been a very positive and productive day. It also marks the beginning of the weekend, which is always a plus!
So we will see how I do. Might even move the iPhone into the bathroom so I'm even less tempted to get back into bed on Monday. I'll keep you posted.
Happy weekend y'all!