***Guest blog post from one of my Awesome Live Big Mastermind clients, Lisa Harris of EnduringFitness4u.com – enjoy!
While at a luncheon recently, the conversation at the table I was sitting at turned to maintaining focus and achieving goals. The business coach that was next to me ask me if I had a morning routine.
My answer was a resounding “No!” Over time, I’ve developed a bad habit of staying in bed after the alarm goes off; it’s just so easy to hit the “snooze” button!
But the question posed by the coach at our table aroused my curiosity to the point that I began researching the topic of morning routines when I returned home. What I found is that most of us do not engage in or practice a morning routine.
Set Your Morning, Set Your Day
A routine will help keep you focused on your most important tasks and you’ll be less likely to let distractions knock you off track. Many experts say a morning routine will help you prepare for your day. It’s helps you be proactive and can increase productivity and energy levels. A morning plan also helps you take care of yourself, first.
Many successful people who depend on their A.M. routines are Former President Obama, Steve Jobs, Tony Roberts, just to name a few.
Steps to Create your Morning Routine
1. Prepare the night before. This helps decrease the number of decisions you have to make in the morning, boosting your chance of success.
- Make a commitment to rise at a specific time.
- Move your alarm away from your bed because this forces you to get up.
- Set out your clothes and anything else you’ll need the next day
2. Stay hydrated – drink a large glass of water upon rising.
3. Valuable activities to do in your routine:
- Meditate or sit in silence.
- Express gratitude.
- Write goals.
- Visualize your successful day.
4. Last but not least important – you’ll need to get up earlier than you do now.
The coach who posed the morning routine question to us at the luncheon recommended “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. She thought this book would help jumpstart my day with focus. And she was right!
Since reading the book, I’m surprised that I no longer hate getting up at 5:30 a.m. I used to loathe rising early because I had to leave home at 6:15 for my 50-mile drive to work (ugh, how did I ever do that?). I was also a terrible sleeper which didn’t help.
I’m happy to report that after only 8 days into my new morning routine, I’m actually enjoying it. I’ll continue to keep you updated on my progress from time to time.
I highly encourage you to check out the book, if you’re looking for a new way to start a morning routine and get focused.
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