Makeover Your Morning Mini-Challenge – Day 1
A morning routine is said to boost happiness, increase productivity, reduce stress levels, and get you grounded and settled for the day. It’s about getting started on the ‘right foot’. A morning routine also allows you to start your morning with intention, rather than letting the day run away from you.
These are only a few of the reasons why I love mornings. Each new day brings new opportunities and it’s a chance to start fresh and do better. How you start your day, or more specifically how you spend those first few morning hours has a big impact on the rest of it.
Making Over Your Morning
Develop a morning routine and before-bed routine that works and can possibly set you up for amazing success!
Think of it as setting the tone for your entire day. That’s why making over your morning is so important. It’s about much more than those first few hours.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself. Let’s use the snooze button as an example. You set an early alarm to make sure you have time for exercise, meditation, or simply some much-needed “me time”.
You have every intention of getting up and doing whatever you’re setting out to do when you set the alarm in the first place. Some mornings – hopefully, most mornings – you get up when the alarm chimes and go for that walk, do your meditation exercise, or read a book for twenty minutes.
Then there are those days when you just can’t make yourself get up. You hit the snooze button multiple times or turn the alarm off altogether and go back to sleep.
Think about how the rest of those days went. Did you notice a difference in how you felt? How much did you got done on the mornings when you got up with your first alarm? Were you able to do all the things you set out to do? How did those days compare to the ones when you hit the snooze button over and over again?
If I had to take a guess, I’d say that the mornings when you got up as soon as the alarm went off went a lot smoother. I bet you accomplished what you have planned to do, too. Chances are that sleeping through the snooze button didn’t just affect your morning routine, but the entire rest of your day.
You set the tone for how your day is going to go first thing in the morning. That’s what the old saying about getting up on the wrong side of the bed is about. Let’s make sure we get up on the right side and start our day off in a positive and productive way.
What is a Good Morning Routine?
Looking for more ideas? Check out the short list below or get the complete, in-depth list (along with an even more in-depth e-book) here.
- Short Bible Study & Prayer
- Loosen your muscles with a foam roller.
- Do a short exercise session.
- Find a new healthy recipe.
- Drink a full glass of water.
- Drink coffee or tea.
- Brush your teeth…mindfully.
- Take a cold shower.
- Do productive meditation.
- Listen to a podcast
Over the course of the next seven days, I want to guide you through the process of making over your morning. As we’ve already established, this is an important task and a good thing to work on and pay attention to. Not only will you enjoy your mornings more even if the alarm goes off much earlier than you’d like, but it will also make the entire rest of your day go much smoother.
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Day 1 – Click Here
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Day 6 – Click Here
Day 7 – Click Here