In 2015, I will set myself a new 30-day challenge every single month. That’s 12 30-day challenges. Some will be harder than others but all of them will be related to one of my five areas of focus this year: family, health, emotional mastery, financial empowerment and helping others through coaching.
So, how did I do?
After a slow start I actually managed to start most of my days doing my Hour of Power. My full hour consisted of 15 minutes of moving and breathing, gratitude and visualization and incantations.
I then did at least 15 minutes of exercise. Some days that meant staying on my stationary bike 15 minutes longer, other days I did a combination of different muscle exercises.
After these 30 minutes I sat down to write for at least 15 minutes. The last minutes of my hour I took a relaxing shower followed by at least 30 seconds to a minute of cold showering.
On the days I did my full Hour of Power I felt absolutely amazing the rest of the day. I was more focused, more productive and my level of energy remained high for the entire day.
When I skipped my Hour of Power I immediately noticed the effect; while the drop in focus and energy was less notable compared to before I started my challenge, it was still considerable.
What did I learn?
The lesson learned from this challenge is an easy one; it is obvious why the most successful people start their day off with a morning routine, their own version of the Hour of Power. It gives them an edge that lasts the entire day.
It’s like having a head start during a running event; you’re well ahead of everyone else and your chances to win are a lot better.
I can highly recommend everyone to design their own Hour of Power and to do it at the beginning of their day.
I will definitely keep up the practice.