It’s another glorious morning. What do you do? If you immediately roll over to your bedside table, grab your phone, and deep dive into emails or Instagram- then you are apart of the 80% of smartphone users who do the same thing, according to a study from IDC Research. This is a problem. We are starting our days filled with the stress and anxiety of bombarding stimuli, tasks, and information.
If you want to recreate your mornings to optimize success and happiness, then you came to the right place.
#1 Tack on New Habits to Old
It has been said that the easiest and most effective way to create new habits is by piggybacking them onto old ones. If rolling over and grabbing your phone every morning is your old habit, simply replace the item that is sitting on your bedside table. This means plugging your phone in a place that is out of reach. Make it so you have to physically get out of bed to be able to retrieve your phone.
So, what should I replace my phone with?
-Journal and a Pen
#2 Decide on Your Personalized New Routine
Everyone is different. What “Sally” does and what works for her may be very different from what will work for you. Decide on what would optimally make your morning better. Some ideas:
-Self Empowering Book
-Hydration and Light
#3 Make Your Bed
If you don’t want to listen to us, listen to this Navy Seal Admiral.
Morning routines should be sacred. Start by recreating yours to optimize your life. Treat your morning with respect and allow a sense of peace and joy to flow into your life. It’s really that simple!