As the summer hits mid-point and schools are gearing up to begin again, I’m reminded I’ll be back on the road extra early soon enough and perhaps need to reconsider my morning routine. I’m not at all a morning person and when my day has to start before the sun rises, I can be particularly monster-like as I wind up and get rolling. This video got me thinking about my own “self-talk” and how I might reframe my thinking to make mornings more bearable.
Likely if you are a coach, teacher, or administrator you spend a great deal of time pumping others up and motivating them to feel good about themseleves and their contributions. Today, be selfish. When your tank is full of goodness, it’s easier to dispense. Ask yourself:
- What do you like about your job?
- What projects are you most excited about?
- What can you do better than anyone?
You don’t have to stand on the sink, but say it out loud. Know I’ll be doing it too on my long drives along I-64. If you see me, give a thumbs up.