Sunday, October 20, 2013

Resist the Urge to Hibernate

The temperature is falling fast here in the Midwest.  We have a chance of snow today.  This is the kind of weather that makes it challenging to get out of bed and seize the day.  If you are having trouble getting started on cold weather days, try these ideas:
  1. Give yourself a reason why it's more important to get up than to pull the covers over your head and fall back asleep.  For me, it's thinking about my readers.  They expect me to be here every morning at 8:08 AM, Pacific Time.  I have a sense of purpose.  I don't want to let them down because I'm feeling sleepy on days like today.
  2. Write a note to yourself about why you're here on this planet.  List some bullet points of goals you wish to accomplish.  At the end of each point, write down why this will make the world better.  Leave the note on your nightstand and read it every morning.
  3. Ask someone to be your accountability partner.  It's easier to get out of bed if you know someone else is looking over shoulder.
Would you like to share how you resist the urge to hibernate?  Please add your thoughts in the comments section below.  Have a great day.

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