Up early again and feeling good! It’s been harder lately because I’ve been getting to bed close to midnight for too many days and the sun doesn’t rise till after 7 now. Yesterday I purposely blew this whole habit out of the water for a day and slept in till 10. That’s what happens when the candle gets burned at both ends. I needed it though and am back on track again this morning. I’ve been up for 40 minutes already and it’s still pitch black outside. I love getting things done in the dark. It makes me feel more productive, like I’m getting a huge jump-start on the day.
I haven’t posted in 5 days or so, though I have been writing on most days. My new strategy is to work on some larger more researched posts every day and possibly submit a new one every few. I underestimated how valuable actually posting every day was for the accountability of this though. Or maybe I just overestimated the strength of my habit. Either way, I haven’t been as consistent as I would have liked to be which is why I’m writing this, just to get something out there again. It’s amazing how easy it is to drop the ball when there’s no accountability from the outside. For whatever reason, the feeling of regret just isn’t enough sometimes. This is one of the main premises of the PropelDay Challenge. Completing positive actions and developing winning routines consistently and for long enough seems nearly impossible when left to our own devices. But add the daily accountability of a like-minded community also taking action and moving forward and then you’ve got something. There’s no hiding and you’re part of something bigger. That’s a huge success clue right there.