Hello friends! In today’s article, I’m going to share the five simple habits that I follow at the beginning of my day. Instead of having a complicated morning routine, I adopted simple and intentional steps that have a big impact on how my day unfolds. When I designed this little routine I had two things in mind: the habits needed to be quick and easy so that I could stick to them no matter what I needed to do on the day. This won’t be a super complicated morning routine but rather a curated and calm one.
Without further ado, let’s get right into my simple morning habits. Everyone has different schedules, responsibilities, and timetables, but I feel that we can all use a bit of a routine that can help us out to start the day on the right foot. Simple but repetitive actions make the difference, and they act like a compound interest when added up over time, creating a big impact on your life. Once again, it was important for me to create a morning ritual simple enough for me to stick to it.
After waking up, I take three deep breaths. The main idea is to remind me not to start the day in a rush. I am one of those that loves to sleep in for those extra five minutes, so I have been guilty of rushing to get myself ready in the past. But taking a few breaths does help me out to start my day more calmly.
Next, I grab my little journal and my gratitude minutes begin. I like to write down a few things that I’m grateful for. I feel that we give a lot of things for granted, so taking some time to reflect upon the good things in our lives can make the difference. Plus, I think that gratitude is a sort of muscle, and if you train it you are going to be able to recognize positive things with a lot more ease. This is just a nice appreciation time for me and I enjoy it.
I then like to write down a few goals and plans for the day. These are things that I would like to achieve or focus on but are not necessarily related to the schedule and the tasks that I need to complete on the day. For example, I could write down that on that day I would like to be more focused, or maybe more present, or for instance, I would like to phone call a friend or send a particular email.
Once this is done, I read some of the goals that I have written for myself before. They are: I want to feel good, I want to be healthy, I want to be mentally and emotionally strong, I want to be more disciplined and tidy, I want to learn and read more. For some reason, I like to remind myself of how I want to feel, and reading this involves a little bit of an envisioning exercise, as well as putting the law of attraction into practice. So it helps me to tackle my day with a lot more intention.
After this is done, I like to take some time to plan my day. And as you know, I’m still trying different planning methods to have a little bit of fun and I like to have a rough idea of the things that I need to get done, so being clear about my goals of the day prevents me from overworking, which I tend to do. I’m just trying to find a balance between work and leisure time, so I am making an effort to make space for that.
Now that these simple things are done, I just get ready and start my day.
And as you can see, these habits are quite simple and easy to complete, and I like this because it helps me to be more consistent. I have tried extremely complicated morning routines in the past, and I haven’t been able to stick to them for long enough, so this is just a simple but effective set of little actions.
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