When it comes to living life on your terms every day, the truth is we can choose to have a good day. And an important part of that is being more deliberate about how you wake up.
What's the first thing you think about? How do you spend the first 30 minutes of your day? Most people don't plan that vital part and they bombard their consciousness first thing by grabbing their phone.
As time management Kate Christie of Time Stylers told Sharon Pearson during an August Perspectives podcast 'Your Time Starts ... Now', “You’re living a completely reactive life because your messages, emails, everything on your phone is someone else’s to do list. It’s not yours.
"That’s people saying, ‘I want, I need, can you’ and you just lost control of the agenda within ten minutes of waking up.”
Kate is exactly right. And people start their day with stress and adrenaline, and finish with the same thing.
Maybe try writing down what kind of ideal average day you'd like to experience, then make it happen. You may realise there's a little bit of work to be done to be able to get you to the point where you consistently have the experiences you want, and it's worth doing.
It's a wonderful thing because now you have the awareness of the work that needs to be done to create the moments, the day, the life that is going to fulfil you most.