It was not even 5 o’clock when I was woken up this morning by enthusiastic and cheerful twittering coming in through my open bedroom window. It was as if all blackbirds, tomtits, finches, siskins, sparrows, robins, warblers, wrens and fellow feathered creatures sang their joy as loudly as possible, since a beautiful and promising sunny day had dawned. Despite the terribly early hour it was a true pleasure to listen to their concert. It sounded so vibrant and energetic, so catching.
Now that is a fine start of the day, I think. I should do this more often myself. I promise myself to think positive and grateful thoughts every morning when I wake up, instead of what I’m dreading that day. To jog my memory our alarm clock is programmed to produce bird sounds for our wake up call.
If you want to grow into a new habit quickly, link it to an exisiting one or something that is already in place, a trigger. Otherwise it may not work at all. Establishing a new habit purely on will power is very difficult, even for strong-willed persons (like me).
Those cheerful early birds can teach us a thing or two!