Upgrade your morning routine to get an even better start to your day. What small or significant adjustments will you make?
—Calm App Reflection
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What do you include in your morning routine? How often do you need an alarm to wake you? How often do you push the snooze button for a few extra minutes?
What time do your go to bed? What bedtime rituals occur before your head hits the pillow?
When was the last time you experienced jet lag?
When have your circadian rhythms been knocked out of whack by changing time zones, daylight savings time, or even staying up extra late to watch a movie or go out on the town? When we do, there almost always seems to be a cost we pay the next day in our ability to focus and be productive.
Consider reexamining your bedtime and morning routines. What tweaks or tectonic adjustments can and will you make to get a better start on your days?
“Time is how you spend your love.”
—Zadie Adeline Smith, Creative Writing Professor, New York University
The Serenity Prayer
So much has changed in our personal and professional lives over the past months.
How we spend our time has dramatically changed, and the normal routines and momentum we previously expected have been thwarted.
How are these events impacting you and those you love?
What aspects of your world can you control and influence? Which can you not?
Revisiting the Serenity Prayer might prove useful as a mindful exercise. How you are spending your time with your head, hand, and heart?
Despite the hard realities presented by this global crisis, I am delighted to see the outpouring of love within and between communities at all levels around the world.
Where and in what ways can and will you spend your life and time today to make a difference in your communities?