Starting the Day With a Recap

Another Plan to Get Out of Bed Before It’s Too Late

Photo by Madalyn Cox on Unsplash

The Problem

I manage to sleep on time, and the alarm goes off after I’ve had enough sleep.

But I can’t get out of bed until it’s already too late and my phone tells me that the daily meetings have already started.

Initially, I thought it was because of where I was in life. I didn’t enjoy the work.
But it’s been three months since I moved to a project/team that I like.

What is keeping me from getting excited to start my day?

How Did I Get Out of Bed Most of My Life?

Work from home enabled me to start my workday right after waking up.
It does have many downsides, but it is a feasible option.

The Failed Attempts

The Recap Idea

Isn’t each day of life similar to a new episode tv series, a new class, a new chapter?

A quick recap is easy on the right-of-sleep brain. It’s a great way to remind yourself where you are.

The Action Plan

Before ending the day and turning off the devices, I can write down a summary of all the things I did during the day.
I can also add quick notes on what and how to continue.

I will be placing this next to my alarm clock — along with a pen.
I hope that my morning self will sit and read this after having a glass of water.
I am not sure what I will do with the pen — but it should make the process more involved.

For the next seven days — I will try this idea and share the results and the final template of the recap-page I ended up with in a new post.

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”
― Rumi