It’s called a morning routine. And not just any morning routine–but a routine that is specifically devised so that you can calmly approach the rest of your day.
Doing this for myself is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It requires that I get up a little earlier than I used to, but the payoff has been worth it.
How to Set Up a Morning Routine
If you want to do this, here’s what I would suggest.
First, identity the parts of your morning that are causing anxiety. Write a list down of absolutely everything that you do that makes up your current morning routine. Analyze it for potential areas of improvement. This first step is key because if you don’t know what you’re currently doing, how will you change it?
Next, write down what you want to be doing. In a perfect world, how do you want your morning to go? What would most put you at ease? Think with the end in mind, and then work backwards. This is one of the most effective ways I know to develop a plan of any kind. To engineer your life, think with the end in mind. And then reverse-engineer it!
Finally, test, test, and test some more. Solidifying changes in your life means you are going to have to take a lot of action. It is through action that you learn what actually works. And it is through action that you will know what you need to change to perfect any new approach you try to implement.
So do this. Do this for your new morning routine. Do this for yourself. You deserve a peaceful start to your day. How you start your morning affects the rest of your day.
I’m serious. Have you ever had a frantic morning that led to a truly peaceful and productive day? Really think about it. What I think you’ll find is that the answer is…NO.
So do this for yourself. Take some time to devise your perfect morning routine.
It’s the first step in devising your perfect day.
To a more peaceful morning!