Uh oh … looks like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays lol
Nah, I’m good. Actually, since leaving my 9-5 job to start my business nearly three years ago, I can honestly say that I wake up every Monday pumped and ready to tackle a new week, especially lately. I’ve got big plans for my business and big plans for my gym training. Watch out world!
But aside from having a clear purpose and direction that’s worth getting up and fighting for, there are a number of choices I make every day that serve to set me up for success both in my training and in my business. One of the most critical is to prioritize sleep.
Look I get that it’s easy to look around and think that lack of sleep is normal — I mean who isn’t sleep deprived these days? We’re a society that overbooks our lives and glorifies busyness. Then we wonder why we feel so depleted and unmotivated to reach our goals. It’s not rocket science folks, it’s physiology.
If I’m not getting enough sleep, I can’t realistically expect to have the energy to do the things I need to do to execute the plans I have and reach my goals. And neither can you.
When it comes to sleep, we are often our own worst enemy. Sure, things come up and we lose a little here and there but mostly — if we get brutally honest with ourselves — we’re choosing to deprive ourselves of sleep and often for things that aren’t even that important to us — like scrolling social media, mindlessly staring at the tv, or overextending ourselves for the sake of being busy.
Here’s the test. Ask yourself this daily: what’s standing in the way of getting more sleep today? And be really honest with yourself. If the answer is truly something that’s more important than the goals you have for yourself, then by all means carry on. If isn’t however, then it might be time to get your butt to bed.
So if you really want to set yourself up to succeed at anything in life — do yourself a favor and remove the barriers to sleep.
This week, here and on social media, I’ll be sharing some tools and strategies designed to help you focus on this so you’ve got the energy you need to crush your goals.