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What would you consider an ideal morning routine?
Do you belong to the club of lying in bed until the very last second? Then spend the morning rushing around like a headless chicken to leave the house on time.
Or do you get up as soon as your alarm rings, take your time with a shower, and focus on grounding yourself before the day happens?
I’m a member of the second club… I choose to wake up and get out of bed long before my day needs to start. It’s something I have actively done for months, maybe since the start of the year, but only recently have I applied some sort of structure to it.
For me, waking up 2 hours before my day needs to start provides me with a part of the day that belongs to me… and me alone.
With 5 children to get to school by 9am, the peace and tranquillity of the early morning is necessary.
I’ve recently finished reading, well listening to, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and it was this that inspired me to add the structure. Instead of floating around on different tasks and not actually achieving anything, I have set a few activities that are important to me to complete. These activities are:
- Brew Coffee
- Drink coffee
- An activity that I enjoy such as reading or writing.
In that order too…
(N.B. Since I mentioned The Miracle Morning, I’ve read the book and misinterpreted the entire thing, so I’ll update my thoughts on it soon.)
Since adding this structure to my mornings, I find that I get the time to sit down for the last part instead of suddenly realising that it’s time for the day to start.
This post has been written during the 30 minutes I set aside for ‘an activity that I enjoy such as reading or writing’ and is just the first in a whole series of posts to help you get the most out of your mornings.