This week I started my 4-mile walk routine. I achieved a ‘hit rate’ of 2 out of 4. As in, 2 days of the week I got my bumpkis out of bed before the crack of dawn and braved the cold new world (I was already planning on taking Friday off).
The two days I didn’t make it were:
Day 1 which I reneged on because I didn’t have my shoes, socks, and warm clothes all ready to go. In other words, there was too much resistance for 4 am me, so I went back to sleep for a few hours (there's a lesson here for those interested).
The other day was Day 3. The reason I didn’t go that day was because my dog had been sick during the night (throwing up a few times before bed and having dire-rhea twice in the middle of the night… luckily I woke up and was able to let him out in the freezing cold so it wasn’t too dire).
So I wanted to catch up on the sleep I missed waking up a few times to check on him and make sure he was all tucked in. And I didn’t want to leave him alone for too long lest he made a mess.
Anyway, even with the so-so batting average, two really great things came from this week of walk:
1) I recorded a twilight-hour bonus training I will be giving away with a product I’ve been working on all week (should see the light of day very soon).
2) I realized, daily 4 am walks just ain’t my bag, Baby.
Now let me explain. The reason I started the 4am walks in the first place was at the advice of the late, great Gary Halbert (The Prince of Print). He taught to do an hour of ‘road work’ every morning to stay fit, clear your mind, yada yada yada.
What I realized is that these walks aren’t the best way for me to stay fit and clear my mind (and plus, I already do 4+ miles daily walking my dog anyway). A better morning routine for me is to do an hour or so of movement practice (handstands, gymnastics, calisthenics, and other strength / mobility training) and meditate.
And because the 4 am walk is a big time commitment (took me 1.5 hours) I'd rather invest my time my morning moving and meditating as I mentioned above.
But I still love the 4 am life. There are a lot of benefits that I’ve seen. So instead of a daily 4 mile walk, I’m going to do my 4-mile walk one day a week and plan my movement practice and meditation for 4 am the other days.
So, yes. I experimented and now I'm pivoting. So is life.
Anyway, if you’re interested in this, it’s probably because you too are interested in routines and how to structure your day to get the most productivity and happiness out of the 24-hour cycle.
If you’re not interested, then you, My Curious Cat, are a trooper for reading this far.
Anyway, one of my favorite routines that’s allowed me to be more productive and happy is sending emails to my list. In many ways it puts my sales on ‘autopilot’.
And it’s what I do for my clients too.
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