1. Q: How many years young are you and what is your living situation?
1. 64. My wife of 43 years and I live a big life engaged in the community and still adding value to clients and each other.
2. Q: What's the biggest challenge you faced in changing your morning routine? How have you dealt with it/got over it/are still dealing with it?
2. I am a converted early riser and recognize that I am most productive early morning but was wasting the first two hours (5-7) with trivial activities. The journal has helped me commit to getting stuff done in those productive hours.
3. Q: What time did you wake up and go to sleep before you started using the Morning Sidekick Journal, and what time do you wake up and sleep now?
3. I have switched my internal clock so I been waking at 4:48 to 5:02 regardless of bedtime.
4. Q: What did your mornings look like before you started using the Morning Sidekick Journal? What do your mornings look like now?
4. I spent hours playing games, an hour checking social and then felt rushed into my day. I now meditate for 20 minutes, do language learning for 20 minutes, write for 60 minutes, read for 20. I now feel refreshed enough to add an hour workout before heading out.
5. Q: In one sentence, what's your favorite thing about the Morning Sidekick Journal?
5. I love the format.
6. Q: How long have you been using the Morning Sidekick Journal?
6. One month.
7. Q: How has using the Morning Sidekick Journal and doing your morning routine impacted your life overall?
7. As mentioned, my energy level is increased because of the routine that was established and is accountable because of the habit nest. I do the routine and check the boxes which is satisfying itself, but the benefit is in the morning practices of meditation, learning, reading, writing and exercising.
I head into my day feeling confident and energized rather than lethargic. Using the journal to ensure a productive two hours to start the day creates momentum to be more productive for the rest of the day.