Getting up early before my kids was something I’d been wanting to do for years, and just couldn’t imagine actually doing.
I was always so tired and hit the snooze button at least 5 times before dragging myself out of bed, so how on earth would I EVER be the person who got up EARLY?
I didn’t understand how moms were able to actually get up early enough to have some “mom time” before the morning rush.
And then two weeks ago, that’s exactly what I started doing. I got up at 6. I had time to pray, to journal and to self-coach. It’s amazing to start my day that way, and I don’t ever want to go back.
I want to share my absolute favorite exercise that I do every morning, so you could try it out: I write a letter from my future self to my current self.
I imagine the person I want to evolve into next, who she is, what she’s like, what she does. It doesn’t matter if that’s a day from now, a week, a month, a year, 3 years. You can play around with it . And then I write a letter from “future me” to “current me.”
Here’s how it could look (this is a letter from before I started getting up early):
I’m so grateful to you for making the change to get up at 6. It feels amazing doing it. I know you don’t think so yet, because you haven’t experienced it, but the benefits of starting my day early with self-reflection, prayer, journaling, and self-coaching is such powerful fuel for the rest of my day. So thank you for working at making it a reality, because I appreciate being the person who does that.
Love, future Adina
Think about what gifts you want to give to your future self.
What if you thought about her more than you thought about yourself in this present moment?
What do you want to thank yourself for? What do you want to thank your last self for doing?