How’s your morning routine these days?
If you don’t have one, now is the perfect time to create a morning routine to help you feel more relaxed and mentally prepared to start your day.
Keep your morning routine simple and use the extra time to take control of your schedule, work on your self-care, and be more productive without being interrupted.
Therefore, if you don’t have a morning routine and would like to start one, the following 5 tips below can easily help you get started.
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1. Pick a Time
Decide on a time you would like to wake up in the morning that will best work for you.
Although you read and hear about highly successful people waking up and starting their day at 4:00am, 5:00am or even as early as 3:30am, many people are not morning people and that’s OK.
I don’t believe a person is less successful based on what time they wake up in the morning. It’s what you do with your time during the day that’s important.
At least that’s what I believe.
Besides, ever heard of The 4-Hour Workweek?
Therefore, pick a time you can realistically stick to and ideally wake up an extra 30 minutes to 1 hour earlier before your normal time.
2. Make a List
Grab a piece of paper and write a list of 5-10 things you would like to do in the mornings before you start your day.
If you don’t have enough time in the morning to do 5-10 things because you wake up really early as is, then do three morning routine ideas that are important to you.
For example, a few morning routine ideas you can do include:
3. Block Out Times
Once you decide what you would like to do for your morning routine, block out a time for each morning routine idea so you know exactly how long it will take you to complete.
Plus, this will give you an idea if you even have enough time in the mornings to do everything you want for your morning routine.
4. Set Everything Out
The night before, have what you need for your morning routine already set out so you don’t waste time looking for things, getting everything together, or setting everything up.
For instance, say you want to start exercising in the morning before you start your day. Fantastic!
Have the DVD or online workout video set up so you can just press “PLAY,” set up your workout equipment, have your workout clothes laid out, and have the ingredients to your pre-workout drink ready to mix together.
5. Test and Modify
The last step to creating an easy morning routine is to test it out and see what works and what doesn’t.
Be mindful however, that every morning is going to be different, so don’t beat yourself up if on one day you need an extra 30 minutes to get out of bed or if one activity takes a little longer than expected to complete.
It just may take you a few days or even a few weeks to get into the rhythm and flow of things and that’s OK.
Remember, the whole point of a morning routine is to help you feel relaxed and mentally prepared to start your day.
Therefore, there’s no need to make your routine and schedule so ridged.
Just have fun with it!
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