(I do have thoughts --- for another time --- on the whole spiritual and emotional side to what happens to us when we are pushing ourselves and thus our bodies, to be so extremely productive. It has to take a toll. We cannot expect to push hard on one end and not expect some ramifications somewhere else. But meanwhile, for now, we will just stick with "How can we be the most productive as possible, and not keel over in the process.")
I have been pretty happy with my progress. I think, similarly with my vegan journey, I've learned that a NEW HABIT gets much easier after the initial hump. That might sound obvious, but thankfully it's the case. The issue is, most people get stuck at the initial hump. And they think it will always stay that way. But it really doesn't. But you do need to stick with it!
You can train your body, your taste buds, your 'waking clock', to get used to something new. That's the awesome thing. When you start waking up at 5:15am and it's just the norm.
I'm not saying you won't still be tired --- I'm still working on that myself --- but you will be able to get yourself up even when you're still tired. And that is no small feat.
So how does waking up early translate to better productivity, and how does journaling play a role?
I think you'd agree that better productivity is not just about doing MORE, but about doing the right things first. Making sure you are prioritizing the things you want to be prioritizing. And hopefully things that align with your values.
All of those things take a lot of thought. I definitely am not downplaying how simple that may sound, and how hard it is to actually do. And figure out.
That's where journaling steps in. Because I am getting up earlier (and going to bed earlier) then I have more time in the morning to squeeze in a daily journaling session. Where I will journal on mundane things, a date I went on, but more often than not, will think about my next life steps and where I'd like it to go. The morning is important because it isn't fried, like at the end of the day when I really can't squeeze much more out of it.
I invite you to consider--- what might you get out of starting a very basic journaling practice? HOW MIGHT YOUR LIFE CHANGE? It does not need to be for the rest of your life (can be 1 month). It does not need to be an hour a day (it can be 10 minutes). But to consider starting NOW--- that is where the power lies. To CHOOSE --- YOU.
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