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How to Plan a Good Morning Routine

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Do you feel like you don’t start the day off right? Maybe you just need a little help planning a good morning routine.

I’ll be the first to admit, mornings are tough for me. Working from home makes it a little harder to get a good start each day. I don’t have a job to get to at 9 a.m. I can literally roll out of bed and turn on my laptop. Well, not exactly. I have to roll out of bed, feed my daughter, keep her entertained, take her to Preschool, and then get to work. So where do I fit in time for me? Usually not until about 9 p.m., if I’m lucky.

I’ve learned when I do take time to plan out my mornings and get out of bed early enough, I am super productive through out the day. I, like everyone else, fall off of routines all the time. But you know what, that’s OK! Each day is a new day. Each day we have the chance to start over again.

I decided to get myself back on a track and start to work in some time for myself and my health each day. Here’s what I did to plan a good morning and evening routine.

DECIDE WHAT’S IMPORTANT

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What is most important for you to add into your morning routine? What do you want to accomplish each morning? Maybe you want to get up early to exercise or meditate. Or, maybe you want to plan your day out and get in a shower alone. Make a short list of things you want to fit in each morning. And list them in order of importance. Then choose 2-3 things. 

WAKE UP BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE

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If I don’t get up before my daughter, my routine won’t happen. Period.  Family responsibilities can get in the way of your routine for sure. So, get up before everyone else does. I’m adding this into my plan so I can go through my routine without interruptions.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Don’t try to be an overachiever with this. You don’t want to add in too many tasks in your morning routine. Keep it simple and just focus on the things that you don’t always get to do before the daily rush hits. The purpose of this routine is to spark energy for the rest of your day. Not to burn yourself out first thing in the morning.

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

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Find a place to track your progress. You can either track it in your planner or in a journal. This will help you with staying accountable. It will also help you figure out what works and what doesn’t work for you. Then, you can make adjustments to your morning routine until you find the perfect fit for you!


MY IDEAL MORNING ROUTINE

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After following these steps I came up with my ideal morning and evening routine. I created this card to place in my planner as a daily reminder. If you’d like to join me in my ideal routine, get your free download join my mailing list. If you have already joined my list, then it’s most likely already in your inbox. So head over to your email and take a look!

I hope these steps and free printables help you create a more productive morning. I’d love to hear about your results and some of your favorite morning routines in the comments!

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