My last post took me almost 6 days to compile from top-to-bottom! Clearly something is wrong with my schedule and needs to be rectified! Earlier I used to write at the end of the day, sitting comfortably in my room and slowly and steadily completing each composition. This way I didn’t have to worry about time and could go on writing as long as I can. But then 6 days to write one post is too much time.
For a change, I have decided to switch to morning time for writing my posts. 9-10 am mainly because it is a free hour between a jam-packed academic schedule on all days except Friday. Starting a day with creating something positive fills me with positive energy. Certainly a different way to start an otherwise regular morning. Also sitting down early in morning, trying to brain storm something positive helps to set the tone of the day.
There is a saying: “Early risers get ahead in the game”. Getting up early and writing something is stronger motivation than getting up early and studying, I mean at least for a normal student like me. Waking up early and activating brain cells to start thinking about what to write from the moment alarm rings, helps in strong energy flow throughout the body. And before you know, slowly and steadily, entire body wakes up and you are already working at your 70-80% capabilities! A little exercise or yoga is like cherry on the top! But I am yet to walk on that road. Although I have made it a habit to cycle fast!
Writing in morning means, I have to sleep early in the night. This implies more sleep and fresher mornings! Hence changing the position of just one activity brought the entire schedule to a somewhat optimal level. Waking up early in morning is easier when we have slept enough and also with habit, one does not feel the need of alarm clock too. Hence no unpleasant sounds in morning and one wakes up to the noise of chirping birds sound and rays of sun. The feeling is super, trust me!
Remember, how our daily schedule was more than optimum during school days! We were able to accomplish so much in the entire day. Study 5-7 subjects, complete homework, play, practice some hobby, hangout with friends, sleep, watch tv too (I was a big cartoon network and Hungama fan. 😀 Shinchan, Kochikame and Beyblade, Tom & Jerry were my opium 😉 ). No wonder those were the most satisfying days! Most of us fail to do even half of that now! Just because we are losing productive morning hours which we used to get during school hours.
I also realized that developing a new habit takes time. It takes more of mental strength to stick to that habit than physical tuning! People are very enthusiastic during the initial days of starting the new habit or hobby but then lose the motivation mainly due to impatience. Our mind always wants to do things in the easy way with a few exceptions of course. It demands immediate results. Unlike bad habits, good habits often don’t deliver immediate results. They are more about long term effects on your life and health. Thus every time you start acquiring good habits, our mind tries to resist and immediately it will pose numerous obstacles. Conquering these obstacles is the biggest challenge while developing some new habit. This usually is not the case with the bad habits. One can easily acquire bad habits without much effort!
Thus, I will be trying to incorporate “Early Rising” practice in my schedule and hopefully with time it will become a good habit. You can expect more morning posts from now on. Trust me, it is such a wonderful experience to write in morning with all the peace and calm around because everyone else is usually asleep. Fingers crossed! 😀
Buenos días (Good Morning in Spanish 🙂 )