You know, when Lemony Snicket- a children’s book author- said “How you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you’re going to have”.
He wasn’t just talking about how you jumped out of your bed so as not to miss the early train to your office, or how many reports you submitted to your boss. He was talking about starting your day off with the right mindset.
Have you ever come across someone who gets cranky, frustrated, has negative moods, and doesn’t relate well with others? what if they didn’t miss the bus? Or rather what if they didn’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed? But what if they didn’t just organize or plan their day?
Oftentimes, people greatly underestimate the importance of planning their day which starts with having a morning routine that sets the day right for you.
One of the great benefits of having a morning routine is that it will help you stay focused, productive, and energized throughout the day.
A morning routine helps you set your mind up for a productive and eventful day. Events like exercising, meditating, journaling, planning, and reading are the best ways to start your day with.
Talking about starting your day on the right path. “If you want to make your dreams come true,” said JM Power, an Australian Politician- “the first thing you have to do is wake up.”
You know that feeling when you’re enjoying your sleep and suddenly you hear your alarm go off and you can’t help but snooze for hours? Yeah, I know that feeling cause we’ve all been there.
Waking up at the right time can sometimes be the hardest part but we must learn to discipline ourselves to avoid temptation, which means we must go to bed early and avoid distractions, give ourselves enough time to rest, think and go to bed on time.
But why do most people still struggle to create and maintain a routine?
One of the main reasons for this struggle is that people often create their routines based on what they observe other people doing, rather than focusing on what works best for them as individuals.
For instance, a person watches a highly successful individual who talks about how he/she wakes up at 5 am every day, exercises for an hour, reads for 30 minutes, and then starts their workday. You might try to replicate that routine, but find that you struggle to wake up at 5 am, don’t enjoy exercising in the morning, and struggle to focus on reading before starting your workday.
The key to creating a sustainable routine is to personalize it to your own needs, preferences, and lifestyle. This means taking the time to reflect on what times of day you feel most productive, what activities energize or drain you, and what your daily obligations and responsibilities are.
By creating a routine that is tailored to your unique circumstances, you are more likely to stick to it and achieve your goals.
You can also get accountability partners who have the same goals as you and are ready to put in the effort.
Having someone who can motivate you not to give up is the best thing for you. You can also read related articles online on how to maintain a routine and follow lifestyle content creators on YouTube, Instagram, and Tik Tok if you need help finding a drive and motivation.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure of where to start, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Creating a morning routine can be challenging, but there are many resources available to help you.
Keep experimenting with different activities and routines until you find the ones that work best for you, and commit to doing them consistently every day.
With patience and persistence, you can create a morning routine that sets you up for success every day.
Remember, creating a successful morning routine takes time and effort, but the benefits are well worth it. So don’t give up!