For the past month, no matter what time I go to bed, I wake up around 4:15 a.m. I have been getting up, because just laying there makes my mind think about all the to-do’s at the office that are not done. So, I get up and sit for a bit in the quiet, drinking a nice cup of coffee (with heavy cream, of course). Inevitably, I end up thinking about three main topics (1) wanting to get in shape, especially wanting to do a triathlon again, (2) wanting to have more fun, and, most important to both (3) how to make the time for both. But, as I become more awake, these thoughts and desires begin to fade and the work to-do’s take their place in my brain.
I have bought a few books over the last couple months in an attempt to re-direct some of my energy to personal growth and the active, fun life on which my early morning brain dwells. The latest book is called “Big Magic“, which explains how to live a “creative” life. It does not advocate quitting your “day job” – instead, it encourages you to run with those ideas that pop into your head that will unleash your creativity and, which, given the chance, will bring you unmatched joy as you pursue your creativity without fear of what others may think.
I haven’t finished the book yet, but it is a really good read, plus, I am opening my mind to the concepts it discusses. In the meantime, I still search for the answers as to how to be the best “director” of my own life to reach my goals, both personal and professional.