This post is a few days late. School’s been kinda rough. I know what you’re thinking: school just started, it can’t be rough. That’s what I thought. Anyway, I’m ready to roll.
*Now back to our scheduled program.*
Mornings can be tough, especially if you aren’t a morning person. I’m not. My goal this year is to be more prepared for school and so far I have been doing a good job school work wise, for a change. The one part I’m still working on is that one thing, you know, waking up. It’s not like I go to bed late every night; most nights, yes, but not every night.
Finding the perfect morning routine can change your life. Once you get your morning under control the rest of the day just seems to fall into place. Trust me it feels good to have enough time for breakfast in the morning, or to walk out of the house with a nice outfit. Here we go.
Step 1 | Brain Storm
Before you can plan you need to have tasks in mind. There are the essentials like brushing your teeth, making your bed, etc. Then there are some you want to try. For example, I want to add 20 minutes of yoga to my morning routine. So I’ll add that to my list of tasks.
Step 2 | Prioritize
After you have brain stormed for a bit, start ordering the tasks from most important to least important. Weed out the ones you know you don’t have time for. Don’t worry, maybe later you can add more; but start with baby steps.
Step 3 | Check it off
I don’t know about you, but I love lists. Even more, I love checking things off my list. It makes me feel accomplished or something. Transfer your tasks onto a sheet of paper and post it somewhere you will see it. Better yet, make multiple lists and post them all around so you can’t possibly forget. After a while, your routine will come naturally to you and you won’t even need them.
Step 4 | Evaluate
At the beginning you won’t get everything perfect. Some days may feel less organized than others. Take the time to evaluate your routine. Tweak things. Maybe instead of 20 minutes of yoga you just do 15. That way you have more time for breakfast. Don’t skip breakfast y’all.
I hope you can follow these steps to help you organize your day a bit more. Like I said before, you will feel so much better when you wake up with a plan.
Do you have, or are you trying to start, a morning routine? Leave a comment below; I’d love to chat!