Sleep, Morning Routines, and Writing.

A cup of hot morning Joe, in a somewhat quiet house, with a good night’s sleep does wonders for your creative genius. The mind is focused, ready to do the work, and the words come one after the other. No hesitation in thought, just writing at it’s finest. Everywhere I go when it comes to business and leadership podcasts, you hear guest after guest talk about their morning routine. They talk about how important it is to have a productive and energizing morning routine. Wake up, sit silently in meditation, do some affirmations, read a positive attitude based book, journal for a few minutes, maybe get some exercise or walk outdoors, shower, and then begin the day. Their rituals are tight, almost as if they’re military.

I’ve been thinking about my morning routine. Here’s how it goes. I wake up, grab a huge cup of water, turn the Keurig on, make coffee, get in the car, drive to the gym, do my affirmations, and train people for a few hours. If I wanted to have a better morning routine I’d have to slash an hour off of my sleep and I don’t get enough as is, so I’m fine with the way it is. But days when my coach takes over morning classes, like today, are a free for all. I didn’t get out of bed until 8:33 this morning and that is only because my daughter woke up asking to go potty. I may still be sleeping, it’s 9:12.

Back to writing at it’s finest. It’s days like this when my schedule isn’t packed with task after task or errand after errand that my creative mind works better. I have the desire to write. I return emails. I read without my ADD jumping off the page after each sentence. After having two kids I almost forgot what a good night’s sleep was like. The older my son gets, the more I am experiencing it again and it’s making me a better person. I write more, I love more, I train harder, I eat better, and more. If you’re tied up with poor sleep, just know it will get better and that when it happens you will feel like a new person.

There is no point to today’s post. Carry on now. Have a great day. Enjoy hot coffee, intense exercise, and good sleep.

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