You’re Out of Bed, Now Define Your Morning Routine

In a recent post I said that crawling out of bed is a good start. And it is. We determined why having a morning routine is a good thing.

Today, the big question is…

What’s most important to you? What is the one thing you really want to do on a daily basis that would make a big difference in your life, but you just can’t seem to find the time for? (Or maybe you just don’t have the drive/motivation to do it. We’ll get to that later.)

What good habit do you want to cultivate that would make a real impact on your life? Think about this for a moment. It could be in any area of your life from exercise and healthy eating to self-improvement or getting ahead in business or at your job. It could be working on your relationship with your kids, finding time for creative pursuits, or getting in the habit of reading every morning.

Once you’ve figured out what you want to work on, what you want to improve, and what’s important to you, we’ll think about how you can make it part of your morning routine. Sit back and imagine your perfect morning. It isn’t stressed or rushed. Most importantly it’s a day when you have time for everything on your list.

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  • Maybe it means having time for a long shower and getting dressed.
  • Maybe it’s going for a run before breakfast.
  • Maybe it’s having a few minutes to connect with your spouse over coffee or maybe it’s carving out an hour first thing in the morning to work on your side-business.
  • Maybe it’s something that makes you feel peaceful or boosts your self-esteem.

That’s a lot of “maybes” but the key is to determine what’s the most important to you and decide how you can fit it into your morning routine. Remember, you’re just dreaming and imagining at this point. We’ll work on figuring out where to find the time (or motivation) to fit it in and how to make it all work out, later on. For now I simply want you to paint a vivid picture of what your new morning could look like.

Become very clear on what you want that perfect morning to look like. Imagine it in as much detail as you possibly can. Write it down in a journal or on a piece of paper that you can refer back to as needed. In short, define your perfect morning.

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Why is this so important? Because you can’t start to make any meaningful changes until you know what your goals are. You need to know your destination before you can start to pick a route and figure out how you’ll get there. That’s what today’s task is all about. It’s figuring out where you want to get to. You need a good life strategy to accomplish what you want. Don’t stop until you have it figured out and firmly pictured in your mind.

One of the most important things you can do in the morning, especially if you work from home or you’re a stay at home mom/dad–get dressed! That whole “work in your pajamas” thing is a bad idea on so many levels.

Be Blessed!
Patti

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