A few years ago nobody would have gotten me out of bed before 8 am. I ran late for school a lot of times and during high school, I even gave up eating breakfast just so I could sleep longer.
Now, I love mornings. Mostly I still have a really hard time waking up earlier, but when I get myself out of bed I feel amazing. This is the time when I am the most productive and when I get most of my tasks done.
The decision to wake up earlier and to consciously create a new morning routine has changed my productivity. And I am sure that if I keep doing this, it will change my life in so many other areas as well.
That’s why I wanted to show you how you can remake your morning routine so that it will transform your life for the better.
Let’s dive into it!
1. Wake up earlier
First and foremost you need to plan time before your actual work-day starts. You can have a look at when you have to be at work or at your first class. Then, decide how much earlier you want to wake up in order to get ready, eat breakfast and do the things we will discuss in a second.
By getting up 1 hour or 2 earlier then your workday starts, you are making a conscious decision to wake up for yourself and not only for your job. Doesn’t it feel great that you are waking up every morning to take care of yourself and work on your goals, rather than rolling out of bed after pressing the snooze button for the third time?
I always try to wake up at 6 am and in the future, I would like to wake up at 5:30. You might think that it is early. But, I know from many other bloggers that they are partly waking up at 4:30, like Natalie Bacon for example. Girl, you’ve got my respect!
My morning routine actually starts in the evening. I go to sleep at 9-10 pm and even though all of my friends think I am an old lady, I don’t care, because I just need my rest. (I train 5 times per week and want to build my own business, okaaay)
2. Decide what you want to do with this time
My top rule for everything in my life right now is to plan ahead.
At 5:30 in the morning, you aren’t in the right mindset to decide what you will do with this time. It’s too damn early. That’s why most people hit the snooze button. They have got no reason to get up or not a BIG enough reason.
So, in order to create the life you want, take a look at your goals of the 8 life categories (by Tony Robbins) and set goals:
- Business and career
- Personal and spiritual development
- Environment (home, organization)
- Fun and entertainment
Check out my blog posts about goal-setting.
You decide what you want to work on during this time. If it’s your health, you could exercise and meal prep your day. If your goal is personal development, you could read or journal during this time.
3. Create a schedule
Got a clue what you want to do during your morning routine? Good. Let’s get into the actual schedule.
The best version of me has got a morning routine like this:
- 5:30 – wake up
- 5:30-6:00 take a shower, get ready for the day
- 6:00-6:30 yoga & meditation, journaling
- 6:30-8:30 work on top priorities of the day and my goals (blog)
- 8:30-9:00 Eat a healthy breakfast
I say “the best version of me”, because usually, my day doesn’t start like this. This would be my ideal morning routine. But I am working on it.
Also, right now the schedule for my job, uni, and personal coach clients is always changing. That’s why the time I have to leave home isn’t the same every day.
However, I hope you got an idea how you can schedule your morning routine so that you have more room for working on your goals in your life.
If you want to implement a healthy morning yoga routine, check out this blog post:
4. Have a ritual
Something, which helped me so much with getting out of bed in the mornings, was my rituals.
As soon as I wake up and get ready for the day, I make myself a cup of coffee. I know it sounds so simple, but I love the smell and everything about coffee in the morning.
It is like a signal in my brain “Now I can start my day”.
You don’t have to drink coffee, do whatever works for you. It could be listening to music, using your favorite face-cream or journaling. Finding joy in the small things will help you to stick to your morning routine.
The decision to wake up earlier and to consciously create a new morning routine has truly changed my life. And I am sure it will change yours too.
I will leave you with this:
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going” – Jim Rohn
Thanks so much for reading,