Silence: This is fast becoming the favorite time of my day. Getting up and getting kids ready in the morning is a challenge. Even though our boys are independent and able to get up, get breakfast, get dressed, make lunch, the still need supervision. Take for example my one who decided yesterday was the day to open a can of tuna on his own for the first time, pour said tuna in a container, and get tuna juice all over the place. Tuna STINKS. I was thankful for the quiet start to my day because, honestly, it kept me from losing my mind over the tunacapade. (Seriously—it’s a day later and I can still smell flipping tuna!!!)

Affirmations: Well, when you read something over and over and realize you are NOT doing it, it’s time to do something about it. One of my affirmations says that I will set my goals the night before AND I will get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep. Well, for me to get up at 5, that means I need to be in bed at 10. Part of getting up early means going to bed at at time that facilitates that.

Visualization: The mind map has become something that really helps me visualize what WILL be. I had a bit of an epiphany during my visualizations today: 1. It is ok for me to want to be successful. 2. Instead of resenting something in my life, I can instead respect where the situation is and take steps to control my thoughts about it and work to create a better outcome.

Exercise: Today was my one day of HIIT training, and I went for Insanity Max 30. I found I had to do a lot of the moves modified, but I’m ok with that. It is NOT an easy program to do! I will say, though, that knowing it was going to be the only super intense workout this week, I was able to power through.

Reading: “The One Thing”
“Why would we ever tolerate multitasking when we’re doing our most important work?”
“Go small. Don’t focus on being busy. Focus on being productive. Allow what matters most to drive your day. Go extreme. Once you’ve figured out what actually matters, keep asking what matters most until there is only one thing.”
“When everything feels urgent and important, everything seems equal. We become active and busy, but this doesn’t actually move us any closer to success. Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and busyness rarely takes care of business.”

Scribe: In the process of writing my daily scribes, I’m realizing just how much I WANT to write.