Wake up early, meditate, review my plan for the day, make up my bed, shower and eat breakfast. I don’t know about you, but I have really found out, with time, that having a good morning routine (even when I don’t feel like it) has had a huge impact on my daily productivity. I have come across so many books, podcasts and videos that have further elaborated on the importance of having a morning routine and I am here to concur. I am no expert, but I decided to share with you how being organized has impacted my daily life with hopes that it does same to you. So, here’s how:
It gives you something to look forward to during the day
Picture this: you wake up in the morning and lazy around; if you are a bit motivated, you do whatever. Every now and then, you remember, “oh I still need to shower, make up my bed, eat” etc. Obviously, if the tasks you are doing turn out to be more important, you will keep pushing these little or less important things that should have been completed first thing in the morning. Minor thoughts like these could end up distracting you all day. However, if you did all these things first thing in the morning, that already clears up your mind from the distraction and you can look forward to a more plan-filled and productive day. I don’t know about you, but my day becomes harphazard when I don’t get those little things out of the way first.
It makes you more organized
When you get into the rhythm of a morning routine, it will be easier to dance to the beat of the rest of your tasks during the day. It is easy to minimize the power of little things like making up a bed, but let me tell you this – whenever I forget to make up my bed (which means I am most likely in a rush), my day becomes as messy and disorganized as the room I left behind. So, little things like making up my bed, literally, play a huge role in determining how the rest of my day will unfold. Also, as I mentioned, part of my morning routine is reviewing my plan for the day (which was alfredy set with respective times on my electronic calendar the night before). Once I review that, I have an idea of when each task will take place during the day, and I prepare myself mentally and strategically on how to get them done. With knowing when to do what, I am able to determine how much free time I have to do other miscellaneous things that are not of high importance or urgency.
The vibe you create in the morning is the same vibe you will give throughout the day
In other words, the energy that you generate in the morning will be the same energy you bring to every thing or person you encounter throughout the day. Creating positive energy is very vital to my soul and adding that as part of my morning routine is a way for me to make sure that I maintain such energy every single day, even when I don’t feel like it. When I feel a vibe that brings me down, I find creative ways to uplift my spirit – as part of my meditation routine, I sage or burn a candle, read the Bible, pray, make positive affirmations and just take some deep breaths. Regardless of what I do, I always make sure that whenever I step out everyday, my heart is full of gratitude, peace, love and kindness – just good vibes. I make sure to keep this energy throughout the day even when I face difficulties.
The mind runs the body, not the other way around. Whatever your daily routine may be, make sure that it builds the foundation to a good mindset, which will carry you throughout the day. As you go out there, don’t forget to look good, feel good and do better.