For the majority of my teen and early adult life, I considered myself a night owl. Most of my mornings were inconsistent and a crazy rushed mess.
And that meant:
Groggy mornings... irritable mood… quick showers… improper, or sometimes no breakfast.... running to work…
In short, I had a messy start of the day.
Beginning my day in such a manner meant that my whole day was chaotic. I soon found out that not having a pleasant morning routine meant I was unproductive and disorganized throughout the day.
I knew it was time to change -- because this kind of routine was draining my energy and robbing me of my mental well-being.
However, before I jumped in and made major transformation to my mornings, I decided to take baby steps. One thing I learned from reading about the lives of uber-successful people is that they ask themselves the right questions in the mornings.
Be it Steve Jobs or Benjamin Franklin, each of these dynamos believed in kick-starting their mornings by asking themselves some powerful and thought-provoking questions.
For almost 3 decades, Steve Jobs asked himself, "If today were the last day of my life, would I do what I was doing today?’’
And Benjamin Franklin used to start his day with the question, “What good can I do today?”
I was inspired with this idea. Taking a leaf from this, I thought it was a good idea to start my mornings by engaging in some worthy questions. Daily introspection will widen the horizons of our minds and make us aware of our current situation and the long-term purpose of life.
And so it began:
No matter what time I woke up, I would be sit still for a few minutes, take a few deep breaths, and ask myself one or two simple questions worth pondering.
It was simple and hardly took any time, but powerful enough to put some meaning into my day.
So I have made a list of questions that you can ask yourselves each morning. Pick one or two that resonate well with your life and watch your mornings transform.