Wake Up On Purpose
Harvard biologist Christoph Randler found that early risers are: (1) more likely to obtain long-term goals, (2) better able to minimize distractions, (3) better sleepers, and (4) more optimistic, satisfied, and conscientious.
The mind-body connection is powerful, so wake up OnPurpose.
WAKE Up/LOVE ONPURPOSE REFLECTION PROMPTS Exercise
The two minutes you spend brushing your teeth has other hidden benefits: The minty goodness of the toothpaste kick starts your brain, activates your digestive tract, stimulates your metabolism and helps combat fatigue and depression.
While getting ready consider: “What could happen today?” When you start your day with simple questions you foster curiosity and a capacity for adventure. With curiosity, you can step into unexpected possibilities and feel more engaged, positive and accepting of what unfolds during the day.
Drink 16 ounces of room-temperature water when you first wake up to fire up your metabolism, hydrate your body, flush out toxins, and give your brain the hydration it needs to activate cognitive function.
- What happened when you told yourself “I am grateful for the opportunity to be alive and to live this day purposefully?”
- What happened when you woke up and asked simple questions? Did you have a greater sense of curiosity and adventure? Were you better able to meet the day’s challenges with a sense of possibility?