There is a definite correlation between reaching our Goals and our morning routine, and that must support the pursuit of our Goals. The morning routine is what you do in the morning starting from when you wake up when you leave or start working. The end point is up to you. A typical morning routine for underachievers might be like this:
- The alarm sounds. Groping the snooze button. Repeat 3 or 4 times. Or simply turn it off completely and fall asleep.
- Eyes wide open. Reach alarms/phones in panic mode to see what time it is. “I dozed off!”
- Hurry up to the bathroom, dress in a hurry and rush to the kitchen for coffee and maybe a quick bite.
- Hurry up and look for a briefcase, make sure it has everything, Unable to find shoes or car keys.
- Pour coffee into a travel mug, take the bag and lock, say goodbye to the family and hurry to work.
- Stuck in a traffic jam.Get to work late and get angry all day.
Does anyone sound familiar? I know some of them are suitable for me.
A good morning routine began the night before. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to pack your briefcase, put shoes and keys where you can find them and put the clothes you will wear in the morning. When you are in a hurry, these things take at least twice as long as you focus on the fact that you are late. Next, move your alarm to your closet or somewhere you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Leave your phone with your briefcase if you are not in a job that requires you to call at night. Go to bed early. Give yourself 7 to 8 hours of sleep before the alarm sounds. Choose the amount that is right for you and keep it.
When the alarm sounds, you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Make sure it’s a loud and annoying alarm, not the soft bell you will sleep on. Don’t go back to sleep. Ideally, you exercise now. You can do 5 minutes difficult to start. Increase your heart rate and hopefully sweat a little. Even if it’s a jack jump and jump, you can do something. Increase training time until you do 30 minutes or more. Yes, you have time. Start waking up a little earlier each day. Bathe and dress for the day. Breakfast is relaxed, even though it’s just toast. When done, take your briefcase, key and whatever you need and go to work 15 minutes before. If you work from home, you can start 15 minutes early.
This sets you up for a fantastic day. Sports in the morning can make all the difference in the world for your day.
You are excited and you have achieved something. In the morning you move from hasty chaos to regular time for successful action and building habits. There is much more you can do with your morning routine. Walk in the neighborhood for example. Spend 5 or 10 minutes in prayer or contemplation. Write in your journal. Spend 15 minutes or more in your side of the crowd. Anything and all this determines the tone for that day. You have achieved something or a number of things before starting your workday. You are not angry and fixated on how bad the day began. You have arranged yourself to run and run your goals.
Setting good goals is very important for your success. Everyone thinks they know how to set goals, but sometimes we don’t know or remember things.