The most successful people have routines. They start everyday with a morning routine. What is your morning routine?
You will find that your days go better if you start better. To start better, set up a morning routine before you head off to work. It may mean having to get up earlier, but I promise you it will be worth it.
Take time for yourself and set up your day before you get in the busyness of the world. You will get more accomplished and you will have a greater sense of well being.
I know you may have young kids and this can be challenging. My challenge to you is to get up 30 – 60 minutes before everyone else and have your personal quiet time.
Here is a sample Morning Routine:
- Make your bed
- You have one task completed right away
- Learn about this in William H. McRaven’s book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life… and Maybe the World
- Have a cup of coffee and pray
- Start the day with 30 minutes pray and or meditation
- Reflect on what you are grateful for
- Make a list of everything you are grateful for and read it daily
- Add to the list frequently
- You may even want to start a journal to record the things you are grateful for on a daily basis
- Determine what charitable acts or acts of kindness can you do for someone today
- Who can you help today?
- What can you do for your spouse and kids?
- What can you do for the someone at work?
- Plan out your day
- Make a list of the 3 – 5 most important things you need to accomplish
- Visualize how you see your day unfolding
- When you do your workout in the morning it is accomplished and you have your metabolism kicked in to gear.
- Use this time to not only clean up, but to think. Our creative brain tends to take over in the shower.
- Your prefrontal cortex is activated, your dopamine supplies surge, and your alpha waves roll.
- Read for 5 – 10 minutes
- Read a book or a an article you have an interest in. 10 minutes of reading per day will get you 70 minutes accomplished in a week.
- Listen to a Podcast or book on Audible on the way to work
- Depending on the time of your commute you can get the equivalent of a master’s degree in your vehicle on the way to and from work in a year.
Develop your own morning routine. Write it down and stick with it for at least 60 days. Let me know how this works for you.