There is a definite correlation between achieving our Goals and our morning routine, and it should support our pursuit of our targets. A morning routing is what you do in the morning from when you get up to when you leave for or start work. The end point is your choice. A typical morning routine for an under-achiever might be something like this:
Fumble for the snooze button. Repeat three or four times. Or just turn it off completely and doze off. Reach for the alarm/phone in panic mode to see what time it is.
Hurry to the shower, get dressed in a hurry and rush to the kitchen for coffee and possibly a quick bite.
Rush around looking for work bag, making sure it has got everything. Can not find shoes or car keys.
Pour the coffee into travel mug, grab keys and bag, say good-bye to household and rush to work.
Any of that seem familiar? I know some of it does for me.
A fantastic morning routine begins the evening before. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to package your work bag, put your shoes and keys where you can find them and lay out the clothes you will wear in the morning. When you’re rushing, these items take at least twice as long as you are focused on the fact that you’re running late. Next move your alarm to your dresser or somewhere you must get out of bed to turn it off. Leave your mobile phone with your work bag if you’re not in a job which requires you to be on-call at night. Proceed to bed early. Give yourself 7 to 8 hours of time to sleep before the alarm goes off. Choose the amount that works for you and stay with it.
After the alarm goes off, you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Make sure it’s a loud, annoying alert, not some soft chime you will sleep through. Do NOT go back to bed. Ideally, you exercise today. You can do 5 difficult minutes to start. Get your heart rate up and work up a little sweat. Boost the exercise time until you’re doing 30 minutes or more. Start getting up a bit earlier every day. Shower and dress for the day. When done, catch your workout bag, keys and anything else you need and head to work 15 minutes earlier. If you work from home, you can begin 15 minutes earlier.
This sets you up for a fantastic day. Exercise in the morning can make all the difference in the world for your day. You’re energized and you’ve already accomplished something. Your morning goes from a rushed mess to an orderly time of successful actions and habit building. There’s a lot more you can do with your morning routine. Walk the neighborhood for instance. Spend 5 or 10 minutes in prayer or contemplation. Write in your diary. Spend 15 minutes or more on your side hustle. Any and all of these things sets the tone for your day. You’ve achieved something or several somethings before you start your work day. You are not grumpy and fixated on how badly the day started.
You have set yourself up to hit the ground running and work on Comal County Wildlife Removal.