Mornings are now something else for me. My
body seems to be the type that has the most
positive energy and mood as soon as I wake up.
Unfortunately, this dissipates quickly as soon as
I attempt to do anything other than sit with my
thoughts or read a book.
THE MOST IMPORTANT part of my day is
morning quiet time. Now I do understand and
am well aware that I have the unusual luxury of
being able to wake up at 9:AM and sit still either
reading or meditating until Noon before I decide
to do anything with the day, BUT rest assured, I
too have days where I am to be somewhere by
8:AM. On those days I find it best to wake up 2
hours earlier and either sit still and think about
the day or read for at least 30 minutes before
starting in on the tasks ahead.
QUIET TIME! Without it, burnout will set in very
quickly. Time and time again we all learn the
hard way that we are not meant to jump out of
bed in a frenzy and attempt to maintain that
chaos without serious emotional and physical
damage. If you have kids, I recommend you hide
from them! Seriously, you know when they get
up. Perhaps try getting up earlier, even at the
expense of your sleep, and hide in the bathroom
if you have to. Not that I'm telling you what to do
or giving out advice ;), just my opinion.
Research shows that regular quiet time can help
people focus, make good decisions, and perpare
invididuals to succeed in the most demanding
tasks. One study by scientists at the University
of North Carolina at Charlotte discovered that
students were able to significantly improve their
performance on several tests after spending only
twenty minutes a day for just four days (Zeidan,
So hide out and get some quiet time EVERY
morning and you will be impressed at what you
can accomplish effortlessly throughout the day.
My favorite QUIET TIME beverage? My morning
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