Is it possible to always smile in the morning?
Have you tried waking up in the middle of the night? Or did you even think about it?
Everyone has a job and a profession, and we must get up in the morning. Some at 8, some at 7, some at 6, and some even at 5. We add some time for breakfast, a few minutes for the trip to work, and we know exactly how much sleep we can enjoy at night.
Most of the time, I woke up at 7, then around 6, then 5:40, and 7:15 to finally get to wake up at 6:15. Depending on my daily schedule, physical activities, and emotional needs, I adapted and made these changes.
Yes, I spelled it correctly right above: depending on my emotional needs.
There are times when you feel unstoppable, able to move mountains. However, there are also times when the alarm goes off at 6:30, and you wake up and don’t finally leave the worm sheets until 7:30. Maybe you feel tired, scared, lonely, powerless, and don’t know which way to turn.
And that’s normal. Feeling uncomfortable emotions is a normal part of life. What’s not normal is constantly feeling those emotions.
I remember there was a time in my life when no matter what I did, I couldn’t get out of bed before 7:30. I would set my alarm for 6:45 and stay in bed for another 45 minutes. I needed rest so severely that I would do anything for 5 more minutes of sleep.
Until one day when I learned something straightforward that changed my perspective. I started setting intentions.
The method described here, I also use it in the coaching sessions I do. Let me explain: I set an intention for myself and my client before each session. What I want to achieve from the session and what I want the client to have.
I then extended this method to training sessions for groups. After seeing that it works, I asked myself: why not extend it to my daily life?
And I started to set out to set my intention twice a day: once when I wake up and once at bedtime.
When I wake up, I sit in bed for a few minutes (5 minutes max) and think about how I want to feel and what I want to achieve that day.
Then at bedtime, after I turn the light out, I think about how I want to sleep and how I want to wake up. With this method, I am actually programming my habits by accessing the subconscious part of my mind.
At bedtime, I aim to relax, fall asleep quickly, and wake up refreshed and full of energy. For the time I wake up, for example, today, I set myself the goal to be as conscious as possible, creative, energetic, and open to the people and situations in my life.
The advantage is that by using these neuro-linguistic programming techniques, I am more in control of my life, increasing my energy and vitality and eliminating fatigue.
Don’t take my word for it. Play with this method for a week and see what you get.
What do you say, are you in?