Have a close look at some of the early morning wake up time scenarios and check, which of these you happen to identify with and which scene is more frequent with you.
- You wake up, then roll over and go back to sleep?
- You spend lot of lazy time in your bed after you wake up?
- You are required to be called out of your bed by someone else?
- You quickly get out of your bed once you wake up?
Quite frankly most of us we do indulge in these act some or the other day, nothing wrong, but ideally the fourth option should be our choice more frequently than the earlier three. In all probability the first three conditions are responsible for making you less productive. Lack of enthusiasm & energy is the cause of it. The fourth one will definitely help you improve on your personal productivity. If you want you can aim for the fourth option to become a reality for you on all working days and maybe all seven days of the week. Your ultimate target should be to jump out of bed within first ‘Five Seconds’ once you wake up and get going for the day. This new habit will help you achieve everything you want to do. Is it possible? Yes, it is.
If you happen to be a victim of the first three habits above, you really need to push yourself out of bed. But wait; can you incentivize yourself with something that will ease the process for you? Better still, you should get activated through the process of ‘Achievement Motivation’. You will be able to overcome the undesirable habit of lingering in the bed and also improve your personal productivity overtime.
Daily, before going to bed you should have your ‘To Do List’ for the next day ready with you. Prioritize the items on the list as ‘Immediate’, ‘Urgent’ and ‘Can wait’. Roll over in your mind the first two categories a couple of times, commit yourself to them, and set the alarm for the next morning and go to sleep.
The next day when you wake up, the first thing that will hit your conscious mind is the ‘TDL’. You will find it relatively easy to force yourself out of your bed and get going. You have your day set up for yourself, go ahead and enjoy your work for the day. At the end of the day do not forget to congratulate yourself for having done justice to your ‘TDL’ list. Once you realize you are becoming good at ticking off the priorities successfully on your TDL, you have set in motion the achievement motivation cycle for yourself. You setup yourself for achievement, once you achieve that, you are motivated to achieve more. Within no time you will see your ‘Personal Productivity’ scaling up to your satisfaction.
Practice this ritual for 21 days and enjoy the fruits of your labor every day for ever. This “Five Seconds” push to get out of bed will do wonders for you.
- One, you will have very little pending work.
- Two, the habit of procrastination will become a thing of the past for you.
To develop a new good habit, you need to be assertive with yourself.