Waking up, new day, new tank full of willpower. Question is, how do you use your willpower? Do you retain it for the moments that matter or not?
You know that thing that always takes an effort to do and you always put aside. And perhaps they are more such things. It’s not only one. You don’t feel like doing anything. Welcome to the club. Who doesn’t like to be lazy on Sunday morning?
Having a day to chill out is perfectly fine, however, there is this notion of “winning the day by winning your morning”. Why is that?
Every morning upon waking up we have that full tank of willpower.
After every temptation to make the easier decision we tap in it. And by the end of the day, it slowly decreases. Time is priceless and we all know it. And especially early in the morning. Apply a 90 min concentration ritual in the morning, first thing after getting out of bed. You will do a big part of your daily routine.
It might sound crazy, but in winter time is even better to get up early to get shit done. ultimately that is 5 am. Going to sleep at 10 pm is going to solve that equation to you. I am switching my schedule to implement this in my life as well. It gives you time to work on yourself. We all have the option to do it, it is a matter of choice to select it. And going to sleep early is not the single thing that gives you more willpower. You just need to preserve it.
Preserve Your Willpower
We all have the same amount, the only difference is how we use it.
Are you the one who usually seeks the first gratification hit from external sources, or you are taking that opportunity to express yourself and excel.
It is very common that we don’t seize the right moment to show what we have. This gift, that skill or something that we care about. Just sharing it with the world gives you the power to connect with other people. And that is possible. It just takes a moment to be done. And patience to seal the process. It is hard, I know even it may be difficult to share it with your closest social circle, friends, and relatives. Conversely, it will make more aware and responsible to keep that creative frame developing. It will make you more accountable and self-discipline to do more of your craft.
Willpower is priceless
Through the day we see all those temptations which are subjective to everybody. One can crave chocolates or cigarets. Doesn’t matter what is it, mostly “bad habits” its more comfortable to momentarily snap back to action on your goal. That way you are not going to dwell on setbacks. A way to protect your reserve of willpower is while removing everything tempting from your eyesight.
PS: Be careful with evenings, that is our weak spot. It gets tough to resist that coca cola or snacks after 10 pm.