Creating routines and habits for your mornings are a great thing.
New morning habits allow you to do what you need to do to move ahead without having to spend a lot of energy and time thinking about it. That’s a good thing. It’s can also be a dangerous thing when you’re focusing on the wrong things and are in the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals.
Why You Should Take Time To Review Your Morning Routine Regularly
When we get into a routine, it’s hard to stop and ask ourselves if it’s working as well as it could be. Even more importantly, with a routine and a set of habits firmly established, it’s easy to keep going even when the circumstances change.
That’s why it’s important to take some time every now and again to review our routine and habits, including the new morning routine.
Set aside a little time every few weeks, or even months to review your routine.
Put it on the calendar and make sure you do it.
It won’t take long and it will be a valuable exercise in the long run. Our lives and circumstances change. Our routines should evolve with it.
Just because something has served us well over the past few weeks and months, doesn’t mean it will continue to do so.
What to always ask yourself
This brings up a good point: When you sit down to review your morning routine (or any routine or habit you’ve been working on for that matter), ask yourself this:
Is it working? Is it working really well?
If it is, just carry on. If it isn’t, it may be time to make some changes and tweak it until you find something that works well for you at that particular point in time.
Another way to look at it is to find what you love and what you hate about the new morning routine.
Change it accordingly until you get as close as possible to enjoying everything about it and still getting the results you want. (This is a similar strategy to coming up with effective affirmations that really reprogram your subconscious.)
Remember, this morning routine will change and evolve over time as you, your circumstances, and the people in your life change and grow. Embrace the changes and look at them as an indication that you’re making progress.
Keep tweaking and improving your morning routine and don’t be afraid to mix up your goals for it. Maybe you started out by making exercise a priority first thing in the day. As time goes by and you become more fit and make time for it later in the day, your focus may shift to meditation, or to learning a new language.
The important thing is to keep evolving, keep changing, and keep using those precious first few hours of each day to establish some positive change in yourself and those around you.
Share your Morning Makeover experience in the comments below. Did you get stuck along the way? Did you stick to it and succeed in changing how you start your day? What good came out of making the changes?