We’ve all heard the saying “how you start your day determines how you finish it." How you spend the first hour of your day can set the tone for the rest of your day goes. Developing a morning routine can help you start your day with a sense of purpose and intention. By setting new habits and creating a new morning game plan, you can set yourself up for success every day.
Here are some tips for creating a new morning game plan:
Wake up Early
Yep. Get your butt up out of the bed. Give yourself the gift of time that you're always complaining you don't have enough if. This doesn't mean you have to wake up as soon as the first worm starts rolling over in its little dirt bed, but if you wake up a mere hour before you normally would, and set that hour aside for doing a few things you ordinarily don't have time for, you'd be surprised at how differently the rest of your day will go. Giving yourself morning time just for you creates space to exercise, pray, meditate, write, set goals, or work on a project before the day even gets rolling.
Please don't lose sleep to do this -- go to bed a little earlier the night before. Sleep hygiene is important. Time: no time. It's your time.
Let Your Phone Sleep In
Most people check their phone first thing in the morning, but this can be a major distraction and can cause you to feel stressed or overwhelmed before your day even begins. One quick peek at TikTok or Instagram and any time you have set aside for morning tasks can be burned as quickly as a dry piece of paper. Try to avoid checking your phone for at least the first hour of your day. This will allow you to focus on your own needs and priorities, and start your day on a positive note.