I woke up this morning at around 4:23am.
The reason: My cell phone.
Like a moron, I placed it on the pillow next to me as I slept. I know it disrupts my zen, but I’m human, and I slip up every now and then.
Last night was one of those moments.
And of course, once I looked at my cell phone, I couldn’t put it down. I opened up the floodgates to notifications, emails from students, and hate mail (yes, it happens).
Now it’s almost 3pm here in California and I’m EXHAUSTED. My eyes look like strawberries, my body feels like it’s carrying a 50 lb dumbbell, and my concentration is wiped clean.
Where am I going with all of this?
You can’t control the sh*t that happens in life to you, but you can control how every day starts and how everyday ends.
Which means you can begin each day solid and end each day solid.
I call this the Solid Sandwich.
So what can I do?
Well, I can’t go back in time, but what I can do is ensure that tonight I get a good night’s rest. I can also ensure that the following morning, I workout before I begin the day, practice gratitude, and maybe hit up a few of my friends.
Because I know that those first few minutes in the morning & at night matter.
Ever notice how when your morning starts off shitty, your entire day is shitty? Think that’s just a coincidence?
How about when you start the morning off on fire. How does the rest of the day go? I’m willing to bet it goes pretty good, no?
Imagine waking up tomorrow…
You grab your first cup of coffee and you know that anything that comes your way, YOU are still in control of how the day starts and how the day ends. NO MATTER WHAT.
That’s a very liberating feeling.
Have you done something similar like this in your life? Comment below and let me know.