Mornings are awesome! Each new day is another chance, bringing new opportunities. A new day is a chance to start fresh and do better. How you start your day, or more specifically how you spend those first few morning hours has a significant impact on the rest of it, setting the tone for your whole day. And that is why making over your morning is essential. It is about so much more than the first few hours.
I bet you’ve experienced this yourself. Have you ever used the snooze button? You set an early alarm to ensure you have enough time for exercise, meditation, or just some sorely needed “me time”. When you set the alarm, you had every intention of getting up and doing whatever you’re setting out to do. Some mornings – hopefully most mornings – you get up when the alarm chimes and do your stretches, plan your day, or spend some minutes read a book. But then there are days when you just cannot make yourself get out of bed. You even hit the snooze button multiple times, or shut off the alarm completely and go back to sleep.
Reflect on how the rest of those days went. Was there a noticeable difference in how you felt? in the mornings when you just got up with your first alarm, how much did you accomplish? Did you do all the things you set out to do? Did those days compare favorably to the ones when you hit the snooze button over and over (and over) again?
When you went ahead and got out of bed as soon as the alarm went off, I bet those mornings were great. You likely accomplished what you set out to do. Most likely, snoring through the snooze button didn’t only impact your morning, but your entire day. In fact, you set the tone for how your day will go first thing in the morning. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed as a saying comes from that recognition. So, be sure to get up on the right side and start your day off positively and productively.
Small changes to your morning routine can help you feel better about each day and propel you to reach your goals.
Over the next seven days, I want to guide you through the process of making over your morning.
You can choose anything you want to change in your life (business, exercise, nutrition, meditation). We’ll talk about defining those goals in my next post (day two of this challenge). The key is tackling your most important tasks first.
You will learn to love your mornings (even if the alarm goes off much earlier than you’re used to), and it will also make the entire rest of your day go much smoother.