A few positive habits that lead to your personal growth and achieving your goals can significantly improve your life.
My morning routine is all about spending some quality time on my own and getting intentional about the day ahead of me.
My favourite meditation technique is 6 Phase Meditation by Vishen Lakhiani (link). It only takes about 20 minutes and it allows me to start the day in the right way. It creates the most remarkable transformation in my state of being.
Making my bed.
Since I have read “Make Your Bed” by William H. McRaven, I have taken its first chapter seriously. Author of this book makes a bold statement that if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. This simple habit gives me a sense of achievement from the beginning of my day.
Reviewing my schedule.
I live by my calendar and important events are always scheduled well in advance, but each morning I spend about five minutes reviewing what I’ve got planned for the day. That way I can mentally prepare myself for any conversation that needs to happen and equip myself for each meeting. It also allows me to put myself in the right state of mind so I can bring joy to a coffee meeting with my family or friends, as well as stay focused before my business meeting.
I find that being organised about my day from the moment it starts, allows me to be the most productive and prevents me from randomly reacting to other people’s agenda.
Acknowledging my goals.
As I review my day, I also focus on my goals for this week and what I can do today to bring me closer to achieving that goal. I plan my big goals for the whole year, which means each month I focus on something different. Then, to improve my productivity, I split my goal into more manageable chunks. This helps me stay focused and keeps overwhelm away from me. It also allows me to be realistic about what I can achieve in a given time frame. I don’t just wait till the end of the month to then realise that I have done nothing in the last 30 days to achieve that goal.
Listening to an inspirational podcast.
I regularly listen to podcasts. Unlike reading a book, I can listen to my favourite speakers, while doing other morning tasks, like make-up, or brushing my teeth.
Check out my favourite podcasts here!
My morning routine lasts between 45-60 minutes.
I don’t suggest that you should follow the above steps – do whatever brings you joy. Find your own morning routine that will prioritise what’s important for you. Maybe it will be time with your kids, or extra quality time with your partner – design your routine and make a habit of it.
Do you follow a certain routine in the morning? What are the priorities that help you kick start your day?
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