So, I shared a simple three step evening routine before. If you didn’t read that, you can read about that simple evening routine HERE. Morning routines are just as important, and they naturally flow from a well planned evening routine. Mornings really can be simple.
Sound complicated? It doesn’t have to.
Morning routines are so important. Actually, it’s not even what you do during your morning that is the important part, it’s the fact that you start your day intentionally. Then, you do the same simple, yet powerful tasks every morning.
Doing so starts your day with purpose, it starts your day with focus, and it sets you up to manage your day well.
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Have you ever gotten to the end of the day and felt like your life is totally out of balance? You might have felt like you chased around trying to overcome one challenge after the other, only to end up feeling like you never even got anything done at all.
This can make you feel frustrated, frustrated, and like a failure.
While it is ideal to create your own personal morning routine, sometimes doing so just feels overwhelming. There are plenty of times in my life when I have felt too exasperated to come up with something on my own, but I’ve been more than willing to just follow simple instructions.
So, that’s my purpose here.
I am sharing a foolproof three-step plan to start your day right.
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1. Start with some simple households tasks
The idea is to start with a few household tasks that require some action and movement. I like starting my day by making my bed, putting a load of laundry in the washer and dryer, and putting the dry dishes away from the night before.
These things all take little to no brain power but force me to do something. In doing so, my blood is flowing and I am more awake, alert, and ready to take on what comes next.
Plan activities that will take 20 minutes.
Then, move on to the next step.
2. Spend 20 minutes filling your tank
After you’ve been busy doing basic tasks for 20 minutes, it’s time to spend a little time doing something you enjoy.
While an equal balance between the things we want to do and the things we have to do in our day will rarely be equal, spending some time doing something you love early in the day will certainly help.
I don’t know about you, but something I often hear is how burnt out we busy women can be because we never have any time left in our day to do the things we actually want to do.
And, who wants to spend all day every day doing only the things we HAVE to do.
So, after you’ve spent 20 minutes doing a few basic household tasks, spend 20 minutes doing something you love.
Read a book, browse the web, write in a journal, spend some time in prayer. These are just a few of the examples of things I love to do.
Take this step and make it your own. Spend 20 minutes doing something you love.
3. Spend 20 minutes planning your day
If you’re not a planner, don’t let this step scare you. A plan doesn’t have to be complicated. And, contrary to what is so often thought, an extensive plan doesn’t make it a better plan. In fact, I would argue that the more simple the plan for your day is, the more likely it is that you can actually complete it.
All you need is a basic outline of how your day will look and a few things you want to be sure get done. That’s it. It really can be that simple.
Want to start your day right? This hour will be the foundation on which a successful day is built. Try this simple yet foolproof morning routine.