You’re lucky if life goes as planned.
This past Thursday, I welcomed a new bundle of fur into my apartment - a beautiful Australian Shepherd dog named Bella (I call her “Bell” or “Pupaccino”).
With her, my schedule/habits have all been thrown out of wack, but because you can’t ignore a dog - I successfully got out of bed right after my alarm for 7 days. It’s Sunday and this week’s challenge is simply to drink a whole glass of water right after waking up.
I know getting a dog isn’t in the cards for everyone, but the important thing is to understand what Bella represents here - a commitment. You need a commitment in the morning, otherwise, there’s no reason to get up early right after your alarm.
So putting it simply, find a morning commitment you cannot say no to. Find a “why”. Give a friend who’s an early riser $50, and tell them that if you don’t call them at 6am, they can keep it. I hope you have honest friends.
Now that I’ve got a “why”, sticking to my habit will be a bit easier. See you guys next week.