As I drink my morning cup of tea, I ask myself what is most important now. What is the one major goal that I want to accomplish in order to make a difference, but I just can’t seem to find the time for? What good habits would you want to nurture to impact your life? Visualize this for a moment. It could be any area of your life from exercise, healthy eating to time management. It could be working on your relationship with your significant other, finding time for creative pursuits, or getting in the habit of reading every morning.
Once you have thought out what you want to work on, what needs to improve, and what’s most important to you, think about how you can make it part of your daily morning routine. Sit back with a cup of tea and daydream about your ideal morning.
It isn’t stressed or rushed. Most importantly it’s a day when you have time for everything on your list. Maybe it means having time for a long warm shower. Maybe it’s going for a brisk walk or practicing meditation before breakfast. Maybe it’s having a few minutes to connect on Instagram with your friends or maybe it’s carving out a twenty minute YouTube work out. Perhaps it’s time to work on yourself by reading self-improvement blogs, such as this one.
Tip: Write it down in a journal or so like me you can refer back to as needed.
The key to a successful morning routine plan is to start with what’s most important to you and think about the different possibilities. Become an options person like we discussed in the previous post. How could you fit it into your morning routine? Remember, this is the creative motivating step where we think about our choices. We’ll work on the procedure of figuring out where to find the time to fit it in and how to make it all work out. For now, I simply want you to paint a vivid picture of what your new morning could be– I want you to become very clear on the visualization aspect so you can concentrate on your goals. Imagine it in as much detail as you possibly can.
Why is this so important? Because you can’t start to make any meaningful changes until you know what your goals are. You need to know your destination before you can start the GPS and figure out the stops and turns on how to get there. Today’s task is about figuring out where you want to go.
Don’t stop until you have figured out your destination firmly pictured in your mind.Tweet