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Why You’re Failing Morning Routines And How To Fix It

If you listen to any type of podcasts interviewing interesting and successful people, almost all of them tends to ask the same question; “What is your morning routine?”

On top of that, almost any type of book teaching us life skills have their own custom-made morning routine.

Every expert is preaching for their morning routine.

The list of the things we should do in the morning to have success can grow very long, very fast.

It can be overwhelming.

After having personally tried and failed at creating a productive morning routine MANY times, I have found that it is not about following other peoples morning routines – it is about creating a morning routine that works for us.

We can certainly be inspired and use elements from other people’s morning routine, but they have to work for us.

Now comes the most significant challenge with morning routines – how to stick to our morning routine…

How To Fix Your Morning Routine And Boost Your Self Esteem

If you have been struggling with sticking to your morning routine, I am going to tell you a little secret; We already have a morning routine. (Success!)

We are already doing things every morning. We wake up. We go to the bathroom. Some will probably drink a cup of coffee.

We are doing things either consciously or unconsciously in the morning.

The first step is straightforward; identity what you are already doing in the morning on a regular basis.

The next step is to identify the things we want to include in our morning routine.

The third step can be challenging. Now we are going to create a list of five to ten things our morning routine will consist of.

The biggest mistake we make when creating a morning routine is to start too many things and expect that we will succeed.

In the image above you can see an example. Lets say that this is our new morning routine.

The first five things on the list (above the green line) are the routine we are starting with. We commit to do this every day for 21 days.

The list below the green line is optional. If we have done the first five things on our list AND feel inspired to go for a walk, we can do it. If we don’t have the time or are not motivated, we don’t have to do it.

After the first 21 days, we can choose to move one of the items below the green line up and make it a part of our daily morning routine.

Set Yourself Up For Success

Take Baby Steps

We tend to be too optimistic when we plan things. The problem is that when we fail, it will hurt our self-esteem.

A great way to avoid that is to lower your expectations.

So if we want to have a habit of running for 30 minutes every morning, start with walking for 5 minutes. After a week or two, we can increase it (ex. walking for 15 minutes).

This takes off the pressure and allows us to build the habit step by step. Before we know it, we will run for 30 minutes every morning.

Travel Tip

Maintaining a steady morning routine can be challenging when we are traveling.

If you travel a lot, create a secondary morning routine that you can do that does not require equipment and can be done in hotel rooms.

I hope this inspired you to create your own morning routine. Remember to set yourself up for success by taking baby steps. This will build your confidence!

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