Snooze to Lose…
Did you hit the snooze button this morning? Be honest. I bet for 50% of the people reading this the answer is yes. Some probably set their alarm with time to allow for the snooze button. Some probably hit the snooze button multiple times.
What does hitting the snooze button do to your brain on a daily basis?
I often talk about inner civil war, this is when you fight your brain. It happens when you are on a diet but the easy to eat food doesn’t fit in the diet. It happens when you should go running but you are tired. It happens when you are working out and your body says enough.
If you want to win the war, you have got to win the first battle, hitting snooze is losing the first battle of the day. WIN the first battle of the day and you will set yourself up for a better chance of success.
We win and lose battles regularly during the day. These battles set the tone for who we are becoming. The same thing comes from making your bed in the morning. You never want to do it. Guess what, don’t just make your bed, make it really well. Put every pillow right where it should go. This is the first chance you have to do something to the best of your ability during that day. These kinds of little wins go a long way to set yourself up to have a great day!
The battle with our brain is a very fascinating one. The stories that we tell ourselves and the internal wars that we win against our brain set us up for success. If you win a battle you teach yourself that you are a winner. If you lose that battle, what are you teaching yourself? Once we give up the first time it is easier to give up the second, third and fourth time. If we win those same battles the first, second and third time we are teaching ourselves that we are winners! If you want to win the day, start in the morning. Don’t hit snooze!