So, you’ve read different self-help books, watched youtube videos and listened to podcasts about having a solid morning routine. You feel so inspired to change your ways and try incorporating all the new things you liked the sound of at once. You’re excited and manage to stick to do your new routine for a few days. However, you start feeling overwhelmed and fall back into your old ways. You feel like a failure and feel disappointed in yourself.
But, don’t despair because you’re not alone in this! Most people try to change everything immediately. You quickly learn you can’t sustain this and you might not be able to keep up with all the changes. Making any change in your life can take time especially when you want to see REAL results. Instead of dwelling on your ‘failures’, why don’t you approach your morning routine differently? This blog post is all about giving you tips to finally get your morning routine under control.
1. Organise What You Want To Do And Plan Ahead
The first thing you need to do to is to figure out what time you have in the morning and what it is you want to achieve in that time. After this, it’s about planning, planning planning. Whether it’s to schedule in studying, working out, meditation or whatever it is, make sure you write it down. Be specific, how long would you ideally want to spend on each thing? After you’ve done this, you should prioritise your list to the most important things you’d like to do. Planning and prioritising will ease any feelings of being overwhelmed.
2. Cater It To Yourself
You’ve probably heard numerous times that the most successful people wake up at 5 am. To be successful, you must wake up at 5 am. This whole 5 am thing just adds unnecessary pressure and assumes you can only be successful by doing the same. Fortunately, I strongly believe that any morning routine should be catered to YOU and you should do what fits your life and schedule. So, if you want to wake up at 5 am every day because this fits it suits, then great! It’s also great if you don’t’ want to do this. Success isn’t defined by what time you get up, so please remember that!
3. Take It One Step At A Time
I’m not saying don’t push yourself, but it’s best to try and establish your morning habits relatively slowly. For example, if you want to start waking up early, start by setting your alarm 10-15 mins earlier every week until you achieve your goal. Or if you have multiple things you want in your routine, try and ease each habit in slowly.
4. Track Your Progress
Tracking your progress is a great way to keep motivated and accountable. I’ve made a FREE printable tracker, download below.
5. Be Proud Of Every Achievement
We can spend so much time beating ourselves down about our failures, we forget to celebrate the wins no matter how small. Every time you show up for yourself is something that should be celebrated. Let’s say, for example, you meditated twice this week instead of seven times. How amazing, you managed to still do it twice! Remember, there was a time in your life when you didn’t even do it,so be proud of every achievement!
What is your morning routine and how do you stay motivated? Comment below
Thanks for reading!