We are doing it backwards

As simple as that sound, we are doing everything backward and we are suffering because of that.
Let’s see the following for a moment. We wake up in the morning running, prepare lunches so our kids can take them to school. We shower and dress up trying to beat the tic tack of the clock. We work all day. Return home and the race begin again until we collapse on the TV or on a book until the next day. I have done that myself, in many occasions. My parents did the same, as well as my aunt and uncles. When I was a kid if you sleep over a friend house was the same… so, we assume that was: normal.
The problem is that maybe it is. Normal not always means: the best. Let’s assume the following scenario: You wake up calmed. Have enough time to have breakfast. Don’t have the need to beat the clock. No need to stress before you leave your home. No need to fight with your kids. Read a little, maybe even do a little exercise.
Sound like a magazine ad. Sure only someone without responsibilities can do that, but for me is simply impossible. Certainly it is, because you and I are doing it backwards.
What will happen if you wake up two hours earlier? (I know it is impossible under the current conditions, but bear with me for a moment) We will had two hours to do all those things that today are impossible, not only that, since they will be the first things of the day, we will be full of energy and in many cases we will be able to enjoy them even more. I know we don’t have two hours and that we are exhausted in the mornings. But those two hours, are the same ones that we are doing when we get home from work. My proposal is to do it backwards.
If we go to bed two hours earlier, even if that mean miss that TV show that we sleep trough regardless. Instead of do that stuff when we come back exhausted from work, we do it at the beginning of the day. What do you think will happen? What it is more important? TV or your Objectives?
I know it is impossible, because we are exhausted, because we are not sleeping enough hours as it is. Because it is almost impossible to wake up in the morning. Think if for a week, you could do those things first, you will be calm, no stress, and begin the morning as if it comes from an Ad on a Magazine. Maybe then you will discover as I did that we are doing it backwards. At least that happened to me.
I made many excuses to avoid it doing this, but the reality is that the experience had been incredible. Also I don’t miss those 2:00 AM nights and even less the morning after.

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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