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We need to talk about your morning routine…It’s not working

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We need to talk about your morning routine…It’s not working

Does your morning routine consist of you rolling out of bed, getting ready and going to work? Or for those of you who are working remotely these days, just rolling out of bed? Well, did you know, everytime you rolled out of bed and went straight to work, you just gave your power away? Yup, you did.

It’s easy to create a morning routine, even if you aren’t a morning person, and even if you are too busy! Take it from me, I have a full-time day job, I am in a MBA program full-time (last class finishes this weekend, whoohoo!!), and I own DDF. 🙂 I think I am able to do all the things I do because I incorporate “me” time. I spoke with my husband and I told him, listen, we barely get any time for ourselves because we are always so busy! Why don’t we wake up earlier? He didn’t like that idea, but I coaxed him into it by saying: well, no one else is going to be up at this time, no one will be emailing us or calling us, and we will probably be able to go through the rest of the day more energized. So, the next day we started. Waking up one hour earlier than we normally do. He was impressed that I jumped out of bed. I was just really excited about the change.

We have continued this for a few months, we do it at least 4-5x a week, and here’s what we noticed:

  • We no longer allow our schedules to control us, we took our power back by controlling our own schedules
  • We now are able to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee by enjoying reading a book, scrolling on social media, meditation, journaling, or whatever task we want to get to but don’t normally have the time for
  • We start each day with a freshly made bed, which helps us feel organized and in charge of our day
  • Sometimes we have extra time leftover to have a chat with one another, about the chapter we just read, or anything we want to discuss
  • Sometimes we wake up early enough to watch the sunrise! Keeping us peaceful and thankful
  • We now have time to eat breakfast
  • We now have time for self-reflection

If you don’t know where to start, maybe just wake up 10 minutes before your normal wake up time. Try not to hit snooze, and be consistent. You will start to see a realistic positive change if you don’t give up after a few days.