If you have been reading my blog before you know that since a while ago I have been getting up at 5 AM to start off the day in the best way, and now I will share with you my tip on how to get up at 5AM. I can tell you this has been the best way ever to get time to do the things I want, during the 24 hours a day that we all have. I have now the time to prepare and work on my goals and my dreams of where I want to be, by changing my morning routine. Here is my tip for you on how to make this happen:
Decide. You can try this how many times you want, but if you have not really made up your mind, it will never happen.. So take a decision. Tomorrow I WILL get up at 5 AM.
Prepare yourself the day before. Once you have decided you need to prepare some things. You take out the clothes you will were the next morning when you get up. For instance, your work out clothes. Put them right beside the bed so they are easy to grab when you get up the morning after. Also, you need to think through how many hours of sleep do you need? If say 7 hours, you need to turn off the light at 22 PM.
Set the alarm. And put the alarm clock on a distance! This way, it will be easier for you not to go back to sleep once the alarm rings the next morning.
Turn off the light in time. if you need 7 hours and you should get up at 5, you need to turn off the light before 22 AM. And try not to use your mobile phone or other screens in the last hour or so. Instead, read a book or listen to a pod. Or do a calm yoga session or meditation, to get at good nights sleep.
Get up! Do not snooze! Once the alarm goes off, you rise, you get out off bed. At once. Otherwise the chances are big that you will fall asleep again and your mind will start telling you that you should not get up at all. So do not snooze, and get up right away.
With these 5 steps I have managed to get up at 5 AM a lot of mornings, so I can tell you by own experience that this works. I wish you good luck with taking control of your mornings and starting to rise at 5.
How do you find strength in life? And what do you put in the word strength or to be strong? To be strong is of course not only about the strength in your body, your muscles, but to be strong in mind, to have a “strong head”.
To have the strength to choose what to think, and not to let the bad or negative thoughts to be the voice inside your head. When you are strong you take control of your thoughts, you boost yourself with positive thinking, meaning that you think and believe that you are strong, both mentally and physically! Meaning that you believe in yourself. Believe that you can DO whatever you want. That you can BE whatever you want. With this mindset you will achieve more in life, in your personal development and it will help you to be a positive thinker.
So how do you find this strength in life? The perfect way to do this is by mindful meditation, start your yoga morning with a few minutes in silence and listen to your inner voice. What is it saying to you, about you? And do you listen to it? If you have a voice that is critical (like most of us have..) you need to stop to listen to that voice, and start telling yourself good things instead. It can help to set an intention or say an affirmation. An affirmation exercise can be to say an sentence that starts: I AM… For instance, I am… a priority in my life. My health and healing matter.
With this mental strength it will also be a lot easier to build body strength, it will help you to really get things done, like exercising on a regular, daily basis. Because as we all know. it takes some will power sometimes to make also this happen. It is not every day that you jump out of bed full of energy. 🙂 But those days are also the days when you need the mental strength the most. With this mental strength you will also increase the possibility of reaching your goals in life. NB: If you have not yet set targets for yourself, you can read more about this in other blog posts, or write me a comment below and I will guide you through it.
This quote is so true. How you treat others is a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself. When you are happy with yourself, feel great about yourself, you know the importance of taking care of yourself, eat well, exercise, all the things that are so important to keep your health and your physical condition. Be kind to yourself. Take the time to enjoy life, and do the things that makes you happy.
And, when you feel good about yourself you automatically also will treat others with love and respect. As you do with yourself. When you meet someone being rude or treat you bad in some way, you can be sure that they are not feeling good about themselves. So, instead of taking the rudeness personally, try to see it as it is. A mirror reflection of how they feel themselves. And then it gets so much easier to not be affected of how someone else treats you. Let it pass. And instead, try to see if there is anything you can assist or help the other person with, how can you get the person you meet to realise and understand the importance of starting to treat yourself in the best way? And get into the same mood as you, instead of the other way around.
Take the time to clean out any mess in your life. If it is your relationships, your messy wardrobe, some paper piles you need to go through, throw away or archive in some way. Some things to be taken care of that you keep postponing.
Just decide to do it. Take some time every day to clean out the mess, an hour or two, and keep doing it until you are done. If it is a relationship, take the time to solve these issues, once and for all.
To be able to say check ☑️ on your messy parts in life will make you feel so much lighter, so much happier. To get rid of the mess in your home, in your thoughts, in your mind, will do magic for you. Like a cleansing breath of air.
To make other people feel good is the best way to develop and build relationships with others around you. Take the time to listen when other people talk, really get to know them, understand what they like and dislike, what are their interests, what does their life look like? Be interested! Ask questions and listen to what they tell you. Show others that you care.
When I go to buy take away dinner at my local restaurant the man taking the order always ask me if I need something extra. Can he serve me some coffee while waiting? Can he offer a real plate or fork and knife to borrow even if it is take away food? Trusting that I will return with it after using it. And being real friendly, showing that he cares for his customers. This really makes me feel good, and I will for sure return again, and again, and again.
To make other people feel good, to leave them in a better mood than when you met them, is the smartest way to build a good and strong relationship. It is key to how you build a successful team, a business or a strong family, or a friendly relationship. Also, it will help with your personal development. So go make someone else feel good today!
It is when you connect your head with your heart that you really get balance in your life, and in your soul. This morning I went up at 5, (you can read more about the 5 AM club by searching on the site for the tag the5amclub), and started with some Yoga with Adrienne. Today it was a session called Up your connect, talking about connecting your head and heart. Yoga is about placing your head and heart in line, and being aware of this in your different poses, to connect through the spine, all the way in your body, from feet to the top of your head.
Besides the physical yoga practice, this is also about connecting your head – meaning your mind, your thoughts, with your heart – meaning your emotions, your feelings. When head and heart are aligned, synchronised, you will feel a balance in your body and your soul, and get a happy, positive attitude that will help you tackle the everyday life situations and challenges. Being stronger and more balanced within.
Every week has a new fresh start, the Monday morning. Not only the beginning of the day, but the beginning of a new week full of possibilities.
Start the day with exercising, yoga is my choice, then take the time to reflect and listen in to how you feel, starting this week. Think about what you want to achieve and focus on during this week, maybe set an intention. What positive things do you want to fill it with? What new things do you want to learn, what experiences do you want to get?
How can you make this Monday the start of the best week you ever had? 🙂 Do you have any tip or advise, please comment below and share. Thank you.
Wish you the very best week ever. Take Care. Namaste.
What words you use in your everyday life matters a lot. Think about not using negative words but positive, winning words. Words that lift you up and elevate those around you. Even when things get tough. If your team or your family are facing challenges. Do not mention them as a failure, but as a possibility and an opportunity to learn and to do or experience something even better.
What words do you use most frequently? Start making a list out of the words that you use most frequently. Are they the words you would like to use? Are they the words that will help you to be your best self and to lift others? Then make a new list the words you would like to use. Choose the most positive and powerful words you can think of. And start changing your vocabulary. Step by step. Start talking like a positive person, always. Being aware of your language is the first step.
The language you use and the words you choose determine the way you feel and how you see things. So start by looking at the glass as half full, and not half empty!
When you are faced with a challenge, you get the question from someone else to do something new, something you have never done before. Or, you want to try and learn something new yourself. If it is the crow pose in yoga, learning a new language, or changing a tire on your car instead of asking for help. What is the voice in your head telling you?
That I have never tried, I most probably cannot do it.
That I have never tried, I am sure I can do it!
You see the difference. Just by letting your inner voice tell you: “You can do it”! will increase the odds of your success immensely. Whatever you decide you want to do, it is possible. Do not limit your possible experiences and learnings by thinking you cannot. Change your mindset, think positive and you have already increased the likelihood of actually succeeding by a lot! People having this mindset are the ones reaching the goals. Try it next time you face a challenge, or you just get a question to do something you have never done before, and see what happens. Nothing is impossible. The impossible just takes a bit longer to achieve.
Do you know what you want to get out of life? Have you made the work of really finding out what your goals are in life? Your personal as well as your professional goals. When the time is up, what do you want to have accomplished?
Once you have defined your goals you can start making the plan on how to get there. You can make both short and long term plans. Start with the long term goals and then divide them into smaller pieces. For instance, you set a 10 or 15 year target. Then you make the plan on what to do each year or every other year. For the current year I would divide into quarters, months, weeks and even days. So you are really clear about what you need to do, step by step, to reach your long term goal!
With a plan like this you will really increase the possibility of getting things you want and reach your goals. Go for it!