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So what is The Present Principle?

The Present Principle is a 7-step model for getting your days off to a better start. It’s a model I used to better hack my mornings, and I hope it will inspire you to build a better morning routine that sets you up for success. Here’s how it works:


(I start my days with a cup of tea in hand, and a quick prayer of guidance, thanks, and direction. if prayer isn’t your thing, then just take a moment to PAUSE. take in life, and breath out your woes)


(After prayer, my mornings start with reading. A bible, a devotional, and a a bit of motivating reading are my tools of choice.)


(Following time in reading and prayer, I express my own thoughts. Use a journal, a post-it, and put pen to paper to share your thoughts and expressions.)


(Check in your day, and scan your week at large. I spend 5-10 minutes doing both in this time.)


(Moving is key. Even if it doesn’t happen in the morning, getting in exercise of some sort into your day is essential to be happy, healthy, and grounded.)


(Do one thing today that truly nourishes you. Take a bath. Read a novel. Play with a baby. Do it for you.)


(How did you do? How many of the seven steps were you able to complete today? Can you do better tomorrow?)



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  9. George Henri says:

    Good ideas for starting in the morning, and a great way to get comments and email contacts. You ARE thinking early, Claire!

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  17. Midnight Hour says:

    I understand the drive to conform to the workaday life–it’s simpler–but there’s no “getting a jump on everyone” if everyone is out there early-morning jumping. Early morning people are exhausted by 4pm and clear out of the office (home office included) soon after. If a client or boss has a late-day emerg, don’t count on morning people to take on the task. So while the early risers are patting one another on the back as they waste the first 30 mins to hour of their day chatting at the deserted water cooler, we late-risers/late-workers dash in with purpose and hit the ground running, regardless of how much morning sun is on that ground. Just sayin’.

  18. You have me curious about becoming a morning. I may just have to try this out and follow your steps to get the day off on the right foot.

  19. I’ve always been that morning person. In real estate I’m told this is an excellent trait. I do seem to finish more before 2 pm than other folks and I’m generally ahead of the game with my clients. I have time to learn intricacies and planning for what I do. Successful people with money tend to be up and on it first thing so I seem to be doing better in my business than folks who’ve been doing it for a while. Also gives me that self care time to get centered and keep my mind clear if I’m doing all those good decisions in a row.

  20. I am very interested in how U start your day and how U keep the habbit,because I have been a night owl for several years and I want get some inspiration.THKS!

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