So you have read about my posts on waking up at 5AM, in my last post I revealed 3 mind hacks to make this possible –
- Consistency (20 Mile March) and lastly
The fourth most important factor is knowing “What and Why” – What will spend your extra time on and Why.
WHAT – Write a blog To contribute | WHY – for self expression
WHAT – Get Fit | WHY – to have more energy so I can do more
I have a list of things that I am doing in the morning.
Business – Start a business, build a website / blog
Fitness – Run 4-5 Kms, Swim, Circuit
Well being – Meditate, watch motivational video, do yoga
Mind – Read, Learn something new, develop a new skill
Whatever you decide on , make sure you are doing something that is;
2. It makes you feel good afterwards
3. It contributes to you
My other big tip is based on the 20Mile rule – Timebox the activity to 20 minutes. Throw out the notion of spending an hour in the gym, if you have a busy life – got kids, full time job, studies, projects etc. fitting an extra 1 hour workout will become a burden and will be unsustainable. You are trying to build a habit – like most habits like brushing your teeth, taking a shower etc it should be short, repeatable and have no excuses not to complete. I keep my “exercise habit” to a strict 22 minutes and the activity is full on, it is intense!. So far I have been able to transform my energy, my body and executed on 46 workouts in 52 days. If I have time, sometimes I will do an extra 10mins but the 22mins is mandatory – it is my 20 Mile March Victory.