Yesterday, I gave you some questions to ask yourself about the five people you spend the most time with. Be sure to check out Episode 64 if you missed it. Today, we are going to evaluate our daily routine. Sometimes in life, we feel stuck. We feel like we don’t have any momentum at all. The best way to get to the bottom of this is to examine and evaluate our daily routine.
Why? Because sometimes, it’s the things we do every day that cause us to feel the way we feel. For example, some people dread Mondays and it has nothing to do with the fact that the weekend is over. They dread Mondays because they don’t like their everyday life. The weekends are an escape from that life, and Mondays snap them back into that life. If you focus on the fact that you hate Mondays and never delve into what you do every day that causes you to hate Mondays, you’ll never get to the root of the issue, and you’ll never give yourself a chance to make it better. Understand? So let’s see what’s going on in these lives of ours.
I’m going to give you an activity to do, and I want you to do it for three days. Three consecutive days.
Ready? Let’s go.
For three days, I want you to write down or voice record EXACTLY what you do when you wake up in the morning. From the instant you realize that you’re awake, I want you to write down the first ten things you do. Next, I want you to write down the first three people you talk to. After that, I want you to write down how you feel about each part of your day. Are you anxious about going to work? Are you sad about leaving your spouse? Are you happy about leaving everyone at home and going to work? How do you feel? And finally, I want you to write down the last ten things you do before you go to bed.
This exercise is going to show you what is influencing your daily moods, thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. You may find that watching certain programs before bed causes you to have anxiety the next morning. You may find that listening to certain types of music or having certain conversations in the morning allows you to laugh and unwind before a long day at work. Whatever it is that you need to know, evaluating your daily routine will tell you.
Feel free to share what you have discovered. I’d love to know how this exercise impacts your life!
Have an amazing day today. Show love to yourself AND others. Be GREAT! I speak life to you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!