There is no right or wrong way to spend your Saturday morning. Gary gets up at 5 am to work out. I would LOVE to sleep in BUT I know I feel more energized and happy with myself if I head to an aqua fitness class at 8 am. So I set my alarm and drag myself to class and celebrate with floating with my eyes closed in the big hot tub and pretending I am in heaven. Serious! People ask me what I am doing and then they join me. Others look at me floating around with my eyes closed and almost want to run away.
The New Year is often the time we want to give ourselves a reset. Saturday mornings are the perfect time to “reset” and focus on our energy instead of New Year’s resolutions. Energy, not time, is our most precious resource. We have twenty-four hours in a day. Our amount of time is fixed. Our amount of energy IS NOT FIXED. Habits or rituals are either helpful of hurtful and are all an investment in energy. But it sounds. so. hard! From years of coaching I have discovered these are the most common obstacles to getting started.
7 Common Success Sabotages
- It’s too difficult
- I don’t deserve it
- I don’t have the right resources
- I don’t have the time
- I can’t do it
- They don’t want me to
- I’m afraid
Remember, done is better than perfect. On the days it is hard to drag myself out of bed, I get to swim class a little late. But I get there. Focus on who you want to be. Picture it. Feel it. Do it. On the cold winter days when I just dread jumping into my cold car and cold water, I drag myself to a yoga class instead. I feel all cozy and warm as I lay in the darkened candlelit room before class just happy I set my alarm and got out bed. The hard part is getting there.
Success if not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
– Winston Churchill
Maybe Saturday morning is the time for you to courageously create the person you want to be this year? If not this Saturday, when?
What are your Saturday morning rituals that are creating your best year ever?