We are inciting and supporting a movement. A movement against mediocrity and a movement to support you in getting your awesome on; you have all that you need to actualize your awesome. The road to awesome is less traveled, much more inspiring and all about giving yourself permission to grow your life. We are honored to serve you; here is some empowering food for thought on your journey.
At 6am, what is more comfortable – continuing to lie on your pillow or getting up and putting on your running shoes? Which is easier – opening a bag a chips or washing a bushel of kale? Is it more convenient to lead or follow? To grow, to create, expand and become more awesome in our livingness requires that we challenge the default button and blow away the malaise of mediocrity, choosing instead to PUSH the NOT EASY button and wage an all-out campaign to create great!
Grow, create, expand and become more awesome
Our brains are programmed to seek ease and make living, thinking and doing more efficient. Knowing that roughly 95% of our daily living behaviours are habitual, it is easy to see how we can fall into a rut and lose our mission and vision for growing, creating and expressing a powerful living groove. In our brain’s quest to conserve energy, it goes about its business to make every routine a ‘no need to think about it’ habit as quickly as possible. As a ‘lights out’ student here to affirm and demonstrate living your A game every day, you may need to compassionately, yet courageously wake up and look at your daily habits and study the outcomes they are teaching and giving you.
There is inspiring evidence from the scientific community suggesting that our morning routine can truly set the tone for the day and quite possibly for a life that is hovering at average or a life experience that is transcending amazing. If you program your morning mindset by the mainstream media, be clear that you are setting up a day of bad news. Anxiety, depression, overconsumption of empty calories and all-out defensiveness are likely to be your experience du jour. Don’t like that show?
You have the power to tune into the media of morning mindfulness and rock a new paradigm of infinite possibility.
You can use the brain’s program to make habits fast to your advantage and leverage its power now. I have adopted a morning habit of five rituals that I lovingly refer to as my Hight Five. Here’s my morning:
- Up at 5am
Early morning risers are more productive, happy, have less insomnia and are more successful.
- Meditate, pray, visualize, affirm and set goals/intentions for the day till 5:30am
Each of these practices will expand your brain, lower stress and make your more brilliant in every way.
- Move with zeal and gratitude
Morning movement will increase BDNF brain-derived neurotrophic factor – miracle gro for your brain, increasing dopamine which will increase your confidence and motivation.
- Eat lean proteins and veggies for breakfast
Breakfast eaters crush every marker for health from weight management to lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Perform a Public Display of Kindness before 9am (improves immune function for you and all who watch!).
Ignite evermore awesome
Live like you mean it and crush the forcefield of FLAT – make ‘lights out’ living your habit for life!
A look into the typical morning and breakfast of Dr. James