08 Jan Get in the Groove!
They call it “Blue Monday.”
Two days ago, Monday, January 6, was considered the most depressing day of 2014.
For a lot of us, it was the first day back at work after the holiday season. Plus we are faced with looming credit card payments, thanks to our holiday indulgences. Add in the struggle of trying to stick to our New Year’s resolutions, and it’s not the prettiest picture.
And for me, the day also included dinner without wine! Yes. You read correctly. I have given up all alcoholic beverages for the next 28 days!
Me? Giving up wine with dinner? I must have a damn good reason!
I do! And this is why I wanted to reach out to you today: to remind you that staying motivated, focused, and fighting the blues 2014 is all about creating daily grooves and habits in our lives.
For me, I have decided that 2014 will be my most productive year ever. So, as I explain in today’s video blog, one of the grooves I implemented was giving up my alcohol vice for the next four weeks. I figure that waking up with a super-clear head every morning will also lead to increased productivity.
This means no pool side margs. No Scotch nightcaps. And no wine with dinner. This is so not easy!
Watch me explain this groove, and find out my other tips on how to create a highly effective morning routine of exercise, meditation, gratitude, and planning. Changing your morning will change your life!
Remember, as Robin Sharma says, when you implement change, it is difficult at the beginning. Messy in the middle. But beautiful at the end. I love that!
I challenge you to go out there and create some new grooves and habits for the next 28 days, ones that will get you closer to your major goals for the year.
I promise you that it’s these small but consistent daily rituals that will move the needle for you in 2014. You’ll fight the blues. And eventually feel good!
After 28 days of no alcohol, I’ll let you know where I’m at. Who knows? Maybe I’ll give it up for good…? Not likely…
Thank-you for reading this note, and watching my video blog. If it has served you, feel free to pass along to your friends, or share it on social media.
Sending love and strength,