As I sit here, green tea in hand at 5am I feel accomplished, because I am finally sitting here at 5am with a green tea in hand.
This has been something I wanted my life to involve – a ‘Mindful Morning’ – for quite some time, but for some reason I’ve never quite been able to get there. I’ve had the occasional groggy 6am, quite a few at 7, but I’ve never hit the sweet 5.
It turns out, that while the struggle was physically at the 5am alarm that I would snooze and ignore, the problem was what I did the day before. While I wanted to ‘bat’ I didn’t spend any time on the ‘pitch’.
There are two reasons I sit here today writing this. The first is ‘purpose’. I was motivated to get out of bed today because I have been genuinely looking forward to writing this post. I am excited about purpose.
The second was ‘the pitch’. Yesterday I spent my time preparing for today. I set out my clothes for my early morning, my clothes that I will switch to for the day after a shower, I went to bed early, I had water ready to drink when I woke up, I cleaned the bedroom, I put on a diffuser with a ‘sound sleep’ scent (whatever that actually is, and no, it’s not lavender) and did everything else I could to prepare for today. It worked.
I’m not suggesting you have to wake up at 5am, or even early at all. But before you go crashing into today I can highly recommend spending a little more time on your pitch and give yourself the best chance of hitting it out of the park.
Word of the day: Zeal.
Meaning: Fervor for person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.