“I started the day with some nothin’ tea. Nothin’ tea is easy to make. First, get some hot water, then add nothin’.”
-Andy Weir, The Martian
Day 1 – Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
5:28 AM – Woke up by Sleep Cycle. Didn’t make it out of bed.
6:27 AM – woke up for reals, but decided to lounge in bed, check my Facebook, chat with my brother. Facebook was a bad choice!
6:34 AM – Prayer and mediation. I’m so amped up over a Facebook argument, I have to calm myself down.
6:41 AM – Writing. Mostly this post in short hand
6:42 AM – Reading. Good old Book of Mormon
6:50 AM – Bathroom, wash face, brush teeth. IT’S GOOD TO BE ALIVE!
6:55 AM – Stretches. Realize I’m late for work and I haven’t showered for two days. Prioritize.
6:56 AM – Shower. Going to try for five minutes
7:05 AM – Nope. Warm water was too temping. Getting changed. Debate on whether or not I feel man enough to wear my really skinny jeans. Decide #YOLO
7:10 AM- Cook breakfast. Tomato and Cheese Omelet with Bacon, plus chocolate soy milk if you are interested.
7:30 AM – Leave for work: I’m 5 minutes late, but bacon!
If I had written a blog post for every time I tried to start my Latter Day Morning and gave up, this blog would be littered with “Day 1″s. But, I hunkered down and did it. Man was that an awesome feeling.
I’m still trying to work Latter Day Morning as a routine and habit, instead of a flash in the pan fad. I truly believe my life needs this motivation vehicle, not just so I can wake up to work on time, but because I want to wake up excited each day to accomplish something!
Also, no Facebook or email in the morning. It mentally teaches you that other peoples issues are more important then your goals. And they aren’t.
There are a lot of tools that can help with Latter Day Morning. Sleep cycle is great, different kinds of alarms, different motivation tools, etc. But at the end of the day (or the beginning I guess, lol) None of those matter if you don’t put forth the effort to do it.
You just have to wake up one morning (probably a lot earlier than normal) and decide “I want to change my life. I want to be more motivated, more healthy, and I want a vehicle that will let me accomplish great things.” No excuses.
For me, today was that day.