Yes, it’s cool to impress the cute boy next door. It’s cool to impress your best friend. It’s cool to impress your parents. It’s cool to impress your professor. It’s cool to impress your employer. It’s freaking cool to impress the world – I believe it’s cool. Haven’t done this one yet … Maybe someone who did could give me a hint on how cool it is, please?
But guess what is even cooler? To impress yourself!
You are your longest commitment. You are the person you spend 24/7 with. You should not only love yourself and the time you spend with yourself but also impress yourself from time to time. Don’t you think?
Today I impressed myself.
Pushing boundaries – relentlessly
For example I consider myself not a morning person. My husband would say the same. I don’t like mornings too much. It’s not that I hate everyone who is speaking before I had my caffeine intake but close. I just don’t really feel awake until after a certain amount of time.
So, I decided to go to bed a bit more early and while being in bed trying to sleep. This means no more social media, no reading. Not even this super thrilling novel. Nothing! Nada.
I forced myself to two spinnig classes at 7am last week. 7 am means being in the gym, on the bike, ready to rumble. I mean I love spinning ever since but 7 am is pretty tough for me. Especially before breakfast.
Well, anyways. I did it and I loved it! It was so much fun that I already signed up for both classes for this week.
Another thing which used to be really tough for me is planning my week ahead. Yesterday (Sunday as I am writing my blogs with one day time delay in case you haven’t noticed) I got myself a nice cup of my favourite tea, grabbed my notebook and did it! Oh boy was I proud 😉 just kidding. What made me proud was that this morning before the alarm went on at 5.30am I was already awake. And it was a Monday! I was happy, smiling and absolutely ready to rock this day.
By the time my hubby left stunned the house I had already accomplished 2 tasks of my list and was still in best mood.
Make it a habit!
To not keep it a one time success I will try establishing some things I am not particularly keen on. I will do this by including them in routines. Until they are only a habit I no longer have to think about. Like brushing my teeth. Or something I can somehow celebrate as either down time or me time like planning my week ahead.
How are you impressing yourself?