Are you stuck in a rushing pattern every morning? Do you find that there’s never enough time to have a healthy breakfast and that you’re always starting your day off feeling stressed for time? Are you missing the vitamins you need to blast your mood and energy level to start the day off right?
There’s no question about it; starting your day off on the right foot can set you up for a more successful and enjoyable day all around.
If you want to set yourself up for a a great day, you need a great morning routine. And the best way to create a successful morning routine is to:
- Go to bed earlier
- Get up earlier
It’s as simple–and challenging–as that!
It doesn’t have to be a lot earlier. Even 20 minutes can make a huge difference in how your morning and your whole day plays out.
I can speak from personal experience. I certainly believe in getting enough sleep and I’m not someone who stays up really late at night. Even so, in 2018 I pushed my schedule forward by 20 minutes in the morning and it’s had a dramatic effect on my entire day.
Instead of getting up at 7:20, I’ve started to get up at 7am. That 20 minutes means that I can shower before my husband instead of after him, get our green smoothies made and the dishes done while he’s getting ready, and then start the rest of my day immediately after he’s headed out the door.
Now, I work from home, so for me getting to work simply means walking across the living room to get to my office. But in your case, this might mean having time to make a smoothie rather than skipping breakfast, and not feeling rushed as you head out the door to start your commute.
In my case, I’m now able to sit down at my desk and can start to get some work done before my staff and clients start bombarding me with questions and demands. I now look at the clock at 9:30 and instead of feeling like, how am I going to get this all done before noon? I think, oh wow, it’s already 9:30am and look how much I’ve accomplished.
Whether you’re making more time to alleviate the stress of getting dressed and groomed, to get in some exercise or meditation, to make a healthy breakfast, or to make your commute go more smoothly, that one small change can bake a huge difference.
You are the master of how you spend your time. Take control of your mornings by giving yourself that gift of more time. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish!