morning_routineToday I started a new habit: make-my-own morning routine. All this month I will focus on making my morning routine a daily habit.

I’ve actually tried different versions of a morning routine in the past few months, and have enjoyed them immensely. I just haven’t stuck with one for a whole month or more, and that is the goal this month.

The reason I like having a morning routine is that not only does it instill a sense of purpose, peace and ritual to my day, but it ensures that I’m getting certain things done every morning … namely, my goals. I’m setting aside morning time as a time of peace and quiet, and time to take small steps each day towards my goals.

Here’s my morning routine, at the moment (subject to tweaking later):

Morning Routine

  1. Wake at 6:00 a.m.
  2. Weigh myself- including body fat and hydration levels.
  3. Drink coffee.
  4. Review personal goals.
  5. Set 3 Most Important Things (MITs) for today.
  6. Stretch or yoga or meditate.
  7. Fix healthy afternoon snacks for myself.
  8. Eat breakfast.
  9. Get ready for work!

A few explanations: The MITs that I set for the day concern at least one item towards one of my goals, and probably the 1-2 things I MUST complete at work. There will be more that I do during the day, but my focus will be to finish at least these three MITs.

As for the stretch/ yoga/ meditate item, I have a schedule where I rotate stretching, yoga, or meditation each morning (with the exception of Sundays).

As for waking up at 6:00 a.m., I only started doing that within the last few months — before that it was 7:00 or 7:30, and before last year I woke at 8:00, so I’ve really become an early riser just in the last year.

What works for you in the morning?

Enjoy. Dwellness.

 

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