Anytime I start my day with junk food for the brain, the quality of the day goes down. I’m less happy, focused, and productive. I spend a ton of time on the internet and don’t get any real work done. But if I start my day with health food for the brain, I find that my mood is better, I’m happier, more focused and productive. – Starting Your Day with the Internet is Damaging Your Brain
While you may know you shouldn’t get up and eat cookies (seriously cookies are a struggle for me if you didn’t know) you still do it sometimes. I know that I feel bad on my morning run if I start the day with a cookie.
The same principle applies to the starting of your digital day. Junk in, junk out.
Instead, plan your day the night before. Wake up and start with your routine (mine is a quiet walk with the dog then reading for an hour and then writing for 2 hours).
Make sure your routine has you centred.
It doesn’t have to be 3 hours like mine, but it should be an hour of focus and getting ready.
Then dig into the most important task you have for the day.
“Oh but Curtis I have kids” or … “some other lame excuse.”
I have kids too. Getting up early means I go to bed early. Stop wasting your time watching TV. 99.9% of the time it’s not worth the investment. If you’re looking at your stupid phone while the TV is on, it’s clearly not worthwhile enough to maintain your full concentration.
You’re just lying to yourself.
So get up earlier and execute on your routine.
Or…keep doing the same junk brain feeding you’re doing now. Let me know how that goes.
Have an awesome day!
PS: If you’re ready to stop lying to yourself, book a free strategy session and let’s get you heading in the right direction.