I am convinced that the first five choices we make in the morning have the ability to set the tone for the entire day.
I’m not talking about automatic habits like having a cup of coffee, I’m referring to:
decisions we make after waking up. Do we choose to work out, pray, say a few kind/inspiring/affirming words to our partner or our children? Do we take our vitamins, choose to eat healthy food, send an supportive text, or read an interesting/motivational article? Do we listen to uplifting music or subject ourselves to annoying, controversial news? Are we friendly to the first stranger we pass by, do we compliment a co-worker or do we keep our head down; eyes fixed on the i-phone?
Are the FIRST FIVE decisions we make BUILDING BLOCKS we can stack the rest of our day upon, or are they energy sapping, mental pot holes we will spend hours digging out from?
As I sat in the kitchen yesterday contemplating again whether or not to head out on my daily walk ( I REALLLLLY didn’t feel like it) I reminded myself that this choice was one of the “first five” and could therefore have an outsized impact on my day.
That thought alone got me out the door – I truly believe the first five choices of your day matter that much…in fact, they may matter the most.