As everyone else, I always hated to wake up and get to work. The thought of working hours for another person, just to see how much time is left on the day for myself, was terrible. It seemed, that I didn’t had a choice. You have to pay your bills, right?
Starting commuting by bike, was the best thing I could do here. For several reasons:
- I savede the fuel for the car (50km a day)
- I didn’t waste time in the car anymore stuck in commuter-traffic (1,5 h a day)
- and the first thing I did in the morning was for myself
I long didn’t realize, that this is the changing factor here, doing things for your own life first in the morning. I just enjoyed riding so much, that even if had to get to work earlier, I woke up an hour earlier. Last week then, my brother gave me a book to read – the Miracle Morning. Basically this book is about getting out extra early and start the day with things for yourself. The author writes that there are different things to practise: Visualization, silence, reading, writing, meditation, exercise, planning, and so on – on every one of those many things you have just a few minutes. But since I am a minimalist, I keep it simple. I now do get up an hour earlier – 05.30 in the morning – but I only do three things: Yoga, writing and cycling.
And it’s easy for me, since I am already used to start the day for myself 😉
What’s your morning routine?