“Shift away from asking the question ‘how do I get through’ the commute or day, and ask a better question: ‘What can I get from’.
The one challenge that you have is that, as simple as these ideas and concepts are to introduce and to carry out every day, so simple are they not to do. It is therefore going to require a fair amount of discipline at first, to ensure that you meet your commitment to your future. The benefit that will flow from these new routines will be well worth the effort you will put in to this endeavor.
DO NOT PUSH THE SNOOZE BUTTON EVERY MORNING.
Change the way you see time and begin to use every available second, to work on building a better you. Instead of pushing the snooze button every morning, make the conscious decision that the nine minutes that would pass by, wasted on dozing, could serve your future far better, if you woke up and invested them into reading a book, which would help you to grow and expand your world. Those nine minutes, could be invested into reading at least 2-3 pages of a great inspirational or educational book. Over a year that would add up to between 700 and 1000 pages of educational, or inspirational, material that will help you to grow and expand your world. The average book is about 200 pages. Do you think reading between 2 to 3 books a year could positively change your life? It is amazing that such a huge benefit could flow to you by simply using 9 minutes a day for reading instead of snoozing.
GET UP AN HOUR EARLIER EVERYDAY
An even better option would be to make the choice to wake up an hour earlier every day. This would give you a whole extra hour, to focus on your priorities and allow you to start your day running. The choice of how you would use this time would depend on your unique circumstances. You could reconnect with your mission, values, review your goals, meditate, visualize, read, write, exercise, or recite affirmations. Any or all of these, could help you to live a more empowered life and offer you tools to break free from the hamster wheel of discontentment.
USE YOUR COMMUTING TIME FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
The average person spends around an hour a day commuting to, and from, their place of work. This adds up to be around 33 days a year, just commuting. This is time that you are currently wasting on listening to the radio, or sitting in a trance like state, striving to get through the journey. Only to arrive at a place you hate and spend 8 hours working to get through tasks you despise, so that you can go home and vegetate in front of the TV.
Wow! No wonder you feel trapped in a cycle of desperation. How about investing those 33 days a year into education and instead of sitting wondering how you are going to get through each journey, rather see how much you can gain from each commute, by listening to audio books or inspirational messages?
Introduce the three concepts described above into your life and you will begin to see remarkable positive changes happen in your life. Add in a healthy dose of clarity of vision and shift away from asking the question“how do I get through” the commute or day, and ask a better question:“What can I get from” my day or commute. You will immediately feel better about everything in your life and you will be establishing a fantastic foundation for creating the future of your dreams.