How To Create A Morning Routine
– Why It Is Important To Create A MORNING ROUTINE
The easiest way to remain average,
wake up at 65 having none of your dreams realized,
having tons of regret and feeling like you just missed out on life,
is to follow the steps of the average person.
Wake up, watch the news or check your Facebook
while you eat your breakfast(bonus tip:
make sure it’s something unhealthy and will drain your energy ),
then you get ready to go to work or school,
and while you dress up make sure to feel upset and angry
because you hate going to work and also you hate university.
Then you mindlessly commute for around 30 minutes,
followed by 8 hour long hibernation at work.
And before you know it you’ve spend more than
half of your day on autopilot.
You get back home, and you have absolutely no idea
what to do for the rest of the day,
you’ve spent your morning whining and complaining
about your work, checking Facebook
and literally having no motivation or purpose whatsoever.
You’ve done this in the past, I’ve done this in the past.
I know, it sucks.
Imagine this instead.
You wake up, and you actually feel grateful
that you’re allowed to live one more day.
You decide that you will make this day more efficient
than previous weeks or months combined.
You read something uplifting or inspirational for 10-15 minutes,
maybe watch a motivational video.
You eat a healthy breakfast that will boost
your energy and prepare you for the day ahead.
You set your daily goals,
you realize that it’s really important that you know where
you are heading and what you expect from your day.
You commute to work or school,
but you are in charge of your morning now.
You decide to listen to an audiobook,
you play it at 1.5 or 2x speed.
Congratulations that little decision to listen for 30 minutes
in the morning, just made you read a book a week.
52 in a year.
You get to work but your morning routine made you realize
that your days are limited,
so you decide to get the most out of your time while you’re working.
Suddenly you are not that bored anymore,
you found your job a little interesting and
you want to outperform yourself from the past.
You get back home and by now the snowball effect is just too powerful.
You feel alive, and present in the moment.
All of that because you decided to start your morning
where you are in control and not just reacting
and mindlessly consuming whatever is available.
Having a morning routine is one of the best things
you can do to improve yourself and
achieve your dreams and goals.
I was in the first category in the past.
I am software engineer, working as a freelancer.
So each morning I would have 2-3 different
Skype messages and the first thing I would do is
I’ll check the conversations from my clients,
I would check my email and sometimes
even forget to have breakfast or even wash my face.
I was reacting instead of taking charge of my morning.
I had no plan for the day,
no idea for the bigger picture or where I want to be in life.
But all this changed when I started reading books
and when I created a morning routine for myself.
My morning routine changed over time,
but here are a few things that remained the same
and are part of my current routine.
First I express gratitude for my day.
Your days are numbered,
they are like a gift and you don’t know
when you’ll stop receving these free gifts,
but for sure one day that will happen they’ll stop.
So why not feel grateful for this day,
a day that you can spend however you like.
Next after I fill my mind with gratitude and positive thoughts,
I write down my goals and plan for the day.
It doesn’t matter if you have the fastest car
or the biggest plane if you don’t know you are going.
Just like that,
you need to have a specific goal
or destination of where you want to be in life,
otherwise you will wander around and get nowhere.
After that I watch something inspirational or motivational.
Instead of filling my head with useless stuff from the internet,
I watch something inspirational
while I eat my breakfast.
And yes it’s the same breakfast everyday,
Granola bar, followed by Muesli and Skimmed milk.
Someone will argue and say that you should change your breakfast,
but this works for me.
It is one less decision I have to make each morning.
You can check my video about the Paradox of Choice,
and how it affects your life.
And finally I read for about an hour.
In the past I thought reading was stupid,
I couldn’t see myself sitting down for an hour reading,
it looked really boring to me.
But luckily that changed,
At first I started only with audiobooks,
then gradually switched to reading books
and actually enjoyed it.
Now I listen to the audiobook and
also read the actual book at the same time.
But It doesn’t matter what your method is,
what matters is that each day you learn something new
and you expand your mind.
If you do what you always did,
you will get what you always got.
You can’t be serious if you expect something to change
in your life if your knowledge remains the same.
Like seriously that’s dumb.
And after that I usually jump into the most difficult task
for the day, after you finish your hardest task
everything else will only get easier and easier.
I know a lot of you will just forget about the advice
after you stop watching the video,
but for the few that are willing to try it,
write down your routine after this video,
and do it first thing tomorrow morning.
If you want to change, you have to do.