Why You Need to Start a Morning Routine Now
I really love mornings! Each day you have a chance to start fresh, wipe the slate clean, reinvent yourself, and most importantly — DO BETTER! How you start your day, or more specifically, how you spend those first few hours in the morning has a huge impact on the rest of your day. This is why you need to start a morning routine now!
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Part one of a 7 part series. Read part two HERE.
If you’ve read my post on How to Create a Morning Routine and Stick to It, you know hat I have cultivated my love for mornings. I’ve found my balance.
Over this series and mini-challenge, my hope is that you find your balance. If you haven’t signed up for my 7 Day Morning Makeover Mini Challenge yet, now is the perfect time to do so! In this challenge, we will define what is your perfect morning (and no…waking up on your own private island isn’t an option! 🙂 ), find the time, make a game plan and so much more!
Think of your morning routine as your base for the entire day; sets the tone. That’s why making over your morning is so important.
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I’m sure you’ve experienced this feeling for yourself.
Let’s talk about the snooze button. You set an early alarm to make sure you have time for exercise, meditation, or simply some much needed “me time”. (I’m a firm believer in my morning “me time.”) You have every intention of getting up, making a new start, 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. YIKES!
YES! I start my day with a good cup of coffee every morning! Here are a few of my favorite coffee mugs that help me start my day…because seeing a cute mug makes me smile!
Think about those days and how they went.
- Did you notice a difference in how you felt?
- How much did you get 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?
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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 than the days you had to drag yourself out of bed. 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, but the entire rest of your day. You set the tone for how your day is going to go by not following through with your plans.
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. You can start your day off on the right foot when you start a morning routine and increase your productivity.
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.
Let me know how you feel when you hit snooze in the comments below. I would love to hear from you!
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