For most Americans, their day begins by being jolted awake by a 500 decibel alarm clock which they precede to pulverize by hitting the snooze button 4 to 5 times to get that so crucial extra 6 minutes of sleep. Then sleepwalk into a boiling hot shower to scald themselves awake, right into a mad dash to get dressed, throw down some chow and chug a pot of maximum strength extra caffeinated coffee before they run out the door to see if today is the day you will finally be able to beat the traffic.

If any of this hits close to home, pay extra attention, because I promise today’s most successful individuals do not start the day like this.

What most people do not realize is when their day actually starts.

Any guesses?

If you said just before you fall asleep, you were correct. In order to have the best possible start to your day, here is what to do: Before you fall asleep each night program yourself to have a great morning.

“How do I program my self,” you may ask. Simply say, “Tomorrow is going to be a great day. I am going to wake up at 6:30 am and I am going to feel great.”

There are a couple of reasons why this step is important:

1. One is based on the work of Shad Helmstetter in his book “What to Say When You Talk To Yourself.” He speaks of the importance of being conscious of the thoughts you think, much like a self-fulfilling prophecy. There is an old saying that rings true, “Whether you think you can or you think cannot, you are probably right.”

2. The other reason for this self-programming at this specific time has to do with your mental state. There are five different types of waves that oscillate through it, Delta, Beta, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma.

Alpha is the wave we will focus on. Alpha waves are most prevalent at times of relaxation, meditation, and focus. They are the greatest bridge from the conscious to the subconscious. We can train ourselves to harness more alpha waves, but in this case it is not required.

During the day, we all have certain times when alpha waves are more prevalent. The two specific times are:

1. right before we fall asleep and

2. right when we wake.

So, if we consciously tell ourselves that tomorrow is going to be a great day, we are going to wake at 6:30 and I am going feel great, then that message is easily transferred to the subconscious where it believes what you tell it, and the subconscious makes it happen.

You may notice that I tell myself a specific time to wake up as well. Basically, we all have an internal clock that can be counted on to wake you up more reliably than any alarm lock.

Tonight, right before you go to bed, try saying, “Tomorrow is going to be a great day. I am going to wake up at XXX am and I am going to feel great.”

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Tom Weber
VP of Sales

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