Well, I did it! For the first morning in a long time I refrained from checking my email and social media sites before getting out of bed. I almost didn’t manage it. As I pawed my phone to turn off my alarm, in my sleep befuddled state I found myself clicking on an email alert without even realizing what I was doing. In a flash I woke up fully and stopped myself. Then I put my phone down and got on with my morning. Internetless.
Now it may be a coincidence (I think not) but today has been my most productive day in a long time. I feel positive and capable and empowered. Instead of miring myself in internet-based procrastination first thing, I sat down with my to-do list and started to tackle it item by item. I don’t know about you but for me getting off to a good start in the morning is crucial. It sets the tone for my entire day. Thus if I start off with one simple, positive, proactive act my positivity and proactivity is likely to multiply throughout the day. And the converse is true too.
Thus it may seem a small step but it is a small step that leads to other small steps and before you know it you’ve travelled some distance.