You would have come across many articles that say-“Follow the morning routines of successful people to change your life”. Why is morning routine so important? How much of a difference does it make?
If you are a mum with kids and a 9-5 job, mornings might not be the most inspiring part of the day, especially if you get up at 8 am and rush through the day. By the time you finish all the household chores and get the kids ready for school, you would have lost enough energy to fall exhausted in your bed.
It sure gets tiresome if you are pursuing a side business as well. But did you ever imagine that getting up earlier before sunrise is something you can do too? Sure, kids are unpredictable, life gets in the way and you need to focus on your priorities first. What if I give you a plan on creating a morning routine? You try for yourself and tell me how it goes. Does that work?
Eat the frog first:
What are things that you usually keep postponing but doing them will help you achieve your goals? Is it writing or creating a course for your students on becoming a freelance designer? Getting back into meditation? The first question you need to ask is what do you want to do? Think of something that would make your biggest goal come true. Write that down, I cannot stress upon the importance of writing down your goals on a piece of paper. No, not on your computer, please. On a piece of paper, or perhaps a notebook.
Be awake before anyone else:
Well, morning routines will work well if you get up at 4 or 5 or at least 6 AM. If your morning starts at 10 AM, you might as well head to your office instead of thinking about a routine. Go to bed early, sleep for at least 6-8 hours and get up before anyone else in the house gets up. When you are the first in the house to be awake, there is no one to disturb you.
Create a mastermind team:
Do you have a bunch of friends who have goals to achieve as well or at least will support you in achieving yours? Even your spouse, parents or an older kid of yours should do. Think of it as an accountability partner who should goad you to do the tasks that you have assigned to yourself. Making sure you get up in the morning should be one of their tasks as well.
Plan ahead & clear out distractions:
Write your tasks for the next day before you sleep, your subconscious mind will arrive at the conclusion that those tasks are important and it will drive you to complete the works the next day as well. Spend a solid ten minutes writing down all the tasks, narrow it down to the littlest of things that you want to get done so that none of it is missed out. Getting up before anyone else does itself will keep you distracted. But if your morning routine involves replying to emails, you are doing it wrong.
Create a routine that has high-value tasks in it:
If you want to create a new habit, the mornings are the right time to do it. Begin your day with a healthy meal, organize your stuff and make sure that the most difficult tasks are finished during this period of “morning honeymoon”. Once you work on a routine, identify if it has helped and if so, how did it help. Then work on improving this routine.
Remember, when you are a parent with kids to take care of, there is only so much you can do physically, but that shouldn’t stop you from dreaming. Only when we dream of things do we get the ability and fortitude to achieve them.
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