Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve been attempting to make some changes to our routine. There’s one recent change that I’ve made inspired by an old interview of a successful Indian advertising guru. He said before he got out of bed each morning he planned what he was going to accomplish that day. The moment your feet hit the ground, he said, your day begins!
Before Your Feet Hit The Ground
I often plunge into the day with all its attending demands on my time. And it’s easy to get lost in the ‘doing’ and forget about the ‘being’.
I began to think of the notion that my day starts as soon as my feet hit the ground. What if I delayed that? What could I do in the time before waking up and getting out of bed.
Two things –
a. Set an intention for the day. A simple exercise of writing or verbalizing what you want to achieve in terms of being that day. For example. Today I will be calm. Today I will be grateful. It could also be an affirmation like this beauty from Mary Anne Radmacher.
b. One of the practices that is an important part of my life and something I struggle finding time for is writing my ‘Morning Pages‘. As much as I want to do them the first thing in the morning, I’m lucky if I find time before noon. So now I’ve started to write my morning pages in bed – before my feet hit the ground! It’s working so far.
Would this simple exercise of setting your intention before your feet hit the ground work for you? Are you doing something similar? I’d love to hear from you.
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