Yes, Monday..that day of the week that can be so difficult. This morning particularly I did NOT want to get up. The beginning of Fall I find difficult because it’s still dark out in the early hours of the morning and it gets dark earlier in the evening. I really miss the sunlight. I have to be honest, it’s so much easier getting up when it’s bright and sunny. Today on the other hand, is dark, overcast and rainy. A mixture of the worse combination of weather, for a Monday morning. So i had a what I call “the battle of the sheets.” You know how that is, when you want so desperately to stay in bed and sleep “just a bit longer.” It was a struggle, a massive struggle this morning! I am here to tell you, I won! I forced myself out of the comfort cocoon of warmth and set my feet on the floor. Once I took charge of myself and set my feet on the floor, something transpired inside of me. I felt the victory; I realized I had won. My mind began to fill up with words, things to say, and messages to write.
I began to understand how this small triumph really is part of a much bigger picture. Okay, so I sleep in a little bit, no harm done…but what about the time I would rather surf the net than write an article, or the time I would rather stay at home instead of going to businesses to promote my business, or the time I would rather get “take out” because I am too lazy to cook a well balanced meal? Can you understand the concept here? All of our little actions begin to be part of our larger actions.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying we can never sleep in or grab “take out” occasionally, what I am expressing is that we need to practice habits that build good qualities inside of us. When we begin to let our desires overpower us and control our actions, we are practicing poor management skills. What you don’t master begins to master you! Small, seemingly benign, actions grow into large monsters if we aren’t careful.
Today, was a powerful example to me. If I had just turned over and said, oh well, I don’t feel like getting up; I would have missed this revelation of the importance of controlling myself and enforcing healthy behavior patterns. My mind is alert, pregnant with possibility this morning. I feel as though a river of inspiration is running through my brain. This doesn’t happen everyday (unfortunately) and to think I would have missed the opportunity to experience this if I let my desire to stay in my cozy bed overtake me.
We all have missed opportunities. We all slack at times. Personally, I am going to begin to use the term “battle of the sheets” as a guideline to monitor those times I allow myself to become complacent. I will acknowledge, this is a “battle of the sheets” who is going to win? I know that I will begin to be even more productive by seeing that I have a choice. I can allow the “sheets” to keep me wrapped up, OR I can put my feet on the floor and carry on in strength and victory. I want to be the winner!
Today, let’s be motivated to be the very best we can be! Let’s master our desires and impulses. As we do, we will be in such a better place to receive the rewards of our harvest.
Have a tremendous Monday!