Friday, May 31, 2013
My Morning Mantra
This week, I decided to wake up at 6 am every morning and go for a walk outside before work.
I am in the theatre.
Theatre people don't DO 6 am.
Film people do 6 am.
Film people do crazy morning hours. They need the sunlight.
Theatre people do busy late nights.
We do not do 6 am. We have lighting people so that we don't have to do mornings.
It's hard enough getting to work at 8 am.
It all began when I woke up at 6 am because the sun was shining in my window.
I was wide awake.
I thought, "Self, if you get up now, you could enjoy a walk in the park!"
And so Self and I got up.
And we enjoyed a beautiful walk in the park.
All day long, I felt energized by the morning commune with the sunshine and the trees. I had lost an hour of sleep, but gained 60 minutes not dedicated to work, to a show, to driving--60 minutes just for me! I could listen to music, watch the trees, see the sun glistening on the water.
And it's Tech Week!
If I can get off my duff at 6am during tech week--I can do it any time!
This morning was particularly beautiful.
So how do I do it?
I have a morning mantra. When I feel myself wanting to rest my head on the pillow, I say to myself in my sternest voice:
I CAN DO HARD THINGS.
And it works.
Today I am grateful for my morning mantra.
Even if I do sound like a defiant 4 year old when I say it.
My friend Barbara Purvis is offering massage therapy and energy work for women at her office in Holladay.