Getting up, no picnic – daily routine of kitchen and bathroom activities, catch some news – read some papers, then off to rat-race day, after day. Repeat all week, next week – repeat again.
Sleep delivers rest, provides energy to greet everyday problems much better than does exhaustion.
But sleep alone won’t do it. Hearty breakfast helps, but that wont’ do it.
Attitude is required.
Some kind of attitude.
Take your pick, sweet or sour. Humble or arrogant. Happy or sad. Giving or taking. You get my point, don’t you?
The body and brain function better with fuel and rest – everybody knows. We take that for granted but most of us ignore its wisdom. Some are too busy/tired/arrogant to notice or care. Some are too grumpy/self-pitying to recognize their day full of problems could be their day full of successes and satisfaction if they changed only one thing – their attitude.
In aviation the attitude is, in simple terms, the posture of the plane in the air – at its best, contributing to speed, stability and efficiency. If it is off a little – expect turbulence, delay and extra fuel costs. Is that really different for us? If our attitude is off, don’t things take longer, cost more and give us (and others) a bumpy ride?
What’s your attitude today?
Sleep and good breakfast are ingredients – but no whole solution.
Have great days because you want great days, believe in great days. Show everyone how great it can be. To do this well, bring energy from healthy breakfast and resilience from good rest.