“You will experience more intuitive and spontaneous access to the component skills of the morning challenge, increasing your levels of focus, performance, and drive.”
“Things are just easier when our mind is free from the random thought-clutter. Cultivating clarity of mind is a process.
You might not be able to do it fully at first, but by engaging with the process of emptying your mind you will improve until it eventually becomes a spontaneous skill.
Including a practice of cultivating clarity into your morning routine, and combining it with the hypnopompic prime can make clarity of mind a more effortless occurrence.”
“The main reason why morning routines are so powerful is what is technically called the hypnopompic state.”
“It’s important, however, not to exhaust yourself, but merely stimulate yourself to create the expectation and feed that into your unconscious momentum.
This not only prepares you for the upcoming tasks and challenges, but also sends a message to yourself that the rest of the day will be similar.”
“You don’t have to learn a new meditation technique, you can simply clear your mind by imagining what it would be like to have a perfectly clear mind without using any words or pictures. Set a timer for five minutes.
Do some exercise to wake your body and stimulate energy release. If you are fit, sprint around the block, or do a some micro-exercises. It’s not about working out, it’s about stimulating sudden energy release. Do this for five minutes.
Immerse yourself with a task that reflects what matters the most to you. Read something intellectually challenging you selected the day before while you’re body is still brimming with the energy of your short workout. Take about twenty minutes.”
“To make your unconscious mind work for you, you must understand how to prime yourself.”
“It’s best to be grounded. It’s even better to be grounded with your deepest values. I’m presuming that you some idea what your deepest values are.
Our thoughts echo in our unconscious awareness, and having your deepest values subtly present, drives your focus and your actions toward it.
Being in connection with our values has been correlated with higher levels of drive, well-being, and sense of purpose.”