Yesterday I shared my word of the year: START. It’s my motivation for every goal I want to achieve this year because to obtain any progress I need to do just that, start! Today is the first day, and I just wanted to hop on here before I start working to say that I did it! I set my alarm for 5:00 am, and with two days left of my Christmas break, I got up. I could have come up with every excuse to stay or return to bed (and believe me, I came close). “I was up late New Year’s Eve and I’m still tired.” “My throat is starting to hurt…I’m probably getting sick because I got off my routine. I should sleep more.” “I didn’t sleep well last night and it’s going to be a long day…going back to bed is understandable.” “It’s still my vacation…I can get stuff done even if I go back to sleep until Brad’s alarm goes off.”
Oh yeah, those all went through my mind and I’d only been up for a couple minutes. And they were even true, at least to a point. But then I reminded myself of all the times I gave into those temptations to go back to bed and how mad I got at myself because of time lost that I could have been working on things that matter to me. I told myself that if I got up at 5:00, maybe tonight would be a more restful sleep (that late afternoon coffee yesterday surely didn’t help!). I won’t establish a routine if I don’t START.
So here I am. ☺And here I go…to get started on my next blog post!