WIN THE MORNING WIN THE DAY
We’ve heard this before and I will stand by it 100%. Having a good morning routine whatever that might consist of can help you have a more productive day and why wouldn’t you want that?
Everybody is different of course and that’s why I’m not going to tell you to get up at 5 am and go through 20 steps that take 2 hours for you to win your day. Let’s be real that’s not realistic for the majority of us, we’re busy.
Here’s the thing, I feel like people talk about morning routines so much and make it into a whole event, which is great but it made me feel like if I didn’t have two hours to dedicate to all my to-dos that I failed my morning. By default then I felt like the rest of my day just couldn’t be as productive.
You have to take a look at your life and see what time you have and what things are essential for you to be the best you. For some people that might mean a really long routine and several steps but for others, they need something shorter and that is totally okay.
Just like success winning the morning is relative. What works for Joe Shmoe down the street won’t necessarily work for you. You need to find what helps and works best for you, not someone else.
Treat this like an experiment. You need to test different things and find what works best to feel your best. For me, this is actually fun but I’m weird and thrive off change, keeps me on my toes and I don’t get bored…
Now you have to do your due diligence and try experimenting over a week or so so you can actually see if it works well for you. For example, you might actually be someone who does great waking up at 5 am but you need more than one night for your body to get used to that.
Like I was saying we don’t all have the same amount of time in the morning and that’s okay. I do think you should try and get up 30 min earlier and go to bed 30 min earlier to avoid jumping out of bed and rushing to the grind right away if you can.
Remember you need to make yourself a priority so if that means 30min less of tv consider it an investment in yourself.
Also, note that life is constantly changing and giving us different things to deal with. Today you might have all the time in the world to have a spa-like morning routine and tomorrow you might have a huge work project that takes up all of your existence and that’s okay. Go with the flow you can change and adapt.
Just because you normally have a two-hour morning routine doesn’t mean it’s bad to cut that down to 30 minutes because life is a bit crazier. But if you do have to cut down, make note of the essential things you need to do in the morning so you know what not to compromise.
So, here’s the fun part. Here is a list of a ton of things I thought of that you can test and try to see if they work well for your routine. Mix and match, experiment, see what works well for you and sets you up for a successful day.