Habits And Routines Are Important
Your new morning game plan is figured out. Now it’s time to put it into action, and make it your new morning routine.
Why is this important?
Because you want to make sure your new plan happens every morning without fail. Therefore, turning it into a routine is the best way to make sure that happens.
Find Your Will Power
But before something becomes a habit or a routine, it will take a lot of your willpower and determination.
Earlier you decided what was truly important to you in your perfect morning. Now, you have to set that plan in motion. It will not happen overnight. But by finding your will power and determination, you can make changes, one by one.
You will be EMPOWERED towards a HOPE and a FUTURE as a result.
However, only you can stop yourself from continuing to hit the snooze button.
Once you have your will power working for you, and you cooperating with it instead of fighting it, you will find new energy.
That’s energy you will need for other things throughout your morning and busy rest of the day.
Yes, it will take some willpower, mental energy, and drive at first to create the new morning habits, but once they are set, it will become as automatic as brushing your teeth before going to bed.
Try Some Changes And Do Them For A Few Weeks
You’ve changed up your routine. Doing a few things in the evening to make your morning less hectic. Now you’ve gained 15 or 30 minutes in the morning.
What was one of those important things you wanted to do in your perfect morning?
Try doing one of those items in your new morning routine. Stick to it for a few weeks.
When the first few weeks are up, take a moment are re-evaluate.
- Is this working?
- What isn’t?
- Is there something you could do to make it work better?
Once you come up with a good working morning routine, continue to stick to it for a few weeks.
That’s the best way to turn it into a strong habit.
Before long, it will feel like the new normal and you no longer have to remind yourself to do each thing along the way. It will have become a habit and a routine you’ll follow automatically.
It will take a lot less effort and mental pep-talk to get things done… even if your new routine includes a 30 minute run, or getting up at the crack of dawn to work on your most important business task for an hour.
Watch Out For Bad Habits Creeping Back In
But you have to watch out for moments when you slip back into your old habits and routines. It’s going to happen.
The key is to catch it early and get back on track as quickly as possible.
For example, let’s say you’ve been doing well with waking up 30 minutes earlier and going for a run before you start your day.
- Then one day you oversleep and can’t make it out there.
- Or the weather turns too bad,
- you get sick
- or hurt, or
- something else pops up that keeps you from going on that run.
That’s life. It happens. What’s important is what you decide to do the next morning.
Get Back On Track
Your most important job whenever life gets in the way of your new morning routine is to get back on track as quickly as possible.
Do what you can as soon as you notice the disruption.
- If the weather is bad, do a quick workout at home, or head to the gym to run on the treadmill.
- Slept in? Try to squeeze in a few minutes of bible study or prayer or doing something to grow your business before you get back to the rest of your day.
Most importantly get back on track with your regular morning routine as soon as possible. Get back into your new habits the next morning if at all possible. Actively remind yourself to get back on track for a few days until the routine is firmly back in place.
You’ll be glad you did when you start to see the results you’ve been hoping for.
So, remind yourself of the importance of why you are seeking to create new habits and routines, and you will be empowered.