A Morning Routine Starts Your Day Right
Do you have a morning routine? You probably have a morning routine, even if it’s not a planned morning routine. You get up at about the same time, you probably get some coffee or hot tea to refresh and wake up (everyone needs some caffeine in the morning right?), then you might read or have a light breakfast or exercise before you get ready and start your day. What if you planned your morning routine around your goals and daily to-do list?
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It’s Day 9 of our discussion of Make Over your Mornings and we are focusing on setting up a motivating morning routine. As you look back at the earlier lessons, you will see that you can use your goals to set-up your morning routine in a way that your goals and priorities are the focus of your morning.
The Importance of Routines
We often speak about our children needing routines. If you have a consistent routine for your child, they will be likely be less cranky and less tired. The same is true for moms. We need a routine to keep us on our schedule and completing our daily tasks. I have a cleaning routine every week. We have a laundry routine. Routines help us know what to do next.
Creating A Motivating Morning Routine
It’s time to examine your current morning routine and how you can improve it and work toward your goals. In today’s video, Crystal spoke about her time reading her Bible, journaling and writing in her blessings journal. Then she moves to some exercise and work on her blog before her children get up. She only has a few hours, but she uses the time focus on important goals and tasks.
I also thought it was important in the workbook to mention how even a few minutes (15-20 minutes a day) toward your goals can have a huge impact on your success.
The Make Over Your Mornings Workbook has a workbook page to you focus and set-up a morning routine. Write down the important task you would like to complete in your morning routine. Be sure to include some of your goals from Day 3 (big rocks), a few minutes for something you enjoy that will help you recharge and items from your to-do list.
Remember, choose wisely, because you only have limited time in your morning. Focus on what’s important and a list that you can complete that will not overwhelm you.
How will you set-up your morning routine? If you currently have a morning routine, how can you improve it?