Creating routines and habits for your mornings are a great thing.
They allow you to do what you need to do to move ahead without having to spend a lot of energy and time thinking about it.
That’s a good thing. It’s can also be a dangerous thing when you’ve focusing on the wrong things and are in the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals. When we get into a routine, it’s hard to stop and ask ourselves if it’s working as well as it could be.
Even more importantly, with a routine and a set of habits firmly established, it’s easy to keep going even when the circumstances changes.
That’s why it’s important to take some time every now and again to review our routine and habits, including the new morning routine.
Set aside a little time every few weeks, or even months to review your routine. Put it on the calendar and make sure you do it. It won’t take long and it will be a very valuable exercise in the long run.
Our lives and circumstances change. Our routines should change with it. Just because something has served us well over the past few weeks and months, doesn’t mean it will continue to do so. Which brings up a good point…
When you sit down to review your morning routine (or any routine or habit you’ve been working on for that matter), ask yourself this:
Is it working? Is it working really well?
If it is, simply carry on. If it isn’t, it may be time to make some changes and tweak it until you find something that works well for you at that particular point in time.
Another way to look at it is to find what you love and what you hate about the new morning routine. Change it accordingly until you get as close as possible to loving everything about it and still getting the results you want.
Remember, this morning routine will change and evolve over time as you, your circumstances, and the people in your life change and evolve. Embrace the changes and look at them as an indication that you’re making progress.
Keep tweaking and improving your morning routine and don’t be afraid to mix up your goals for it. Maybe you started out by making exercise a priority first thing in the day. As time goes by and you become more fit and make time for it later in the day, your focus may shift to meditation, or learning a new language.
Keep evolving, keep changing, and keep using those precious first few hours of each day to establish some positive change in yourself and those around you.
* My Personal Manifesto. (see below) Download, print and use this form as a review form for your progress. Evaluate your new morning plan and your progress to achieve your goals. Complete one form for each of your focus areas e.g.. personal/ family, career/ministry, finance, health etc
* Way of life app. Use this app to track and monitor your goals and spot positive and negative trends. Then alter or adjust your plan and routine.
* Optimize.Me app. Simple tracks your life and helps your record, analyse it and improve it.
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Isaiah 64:8 'But now, O LORD, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.'
DAILY REMINDER & AFFIRMATION
I will regularly review my morning routine to ensure I use those first precious hours of each day for the benefit of all around me.
Thank you for joining me in the 7-Day Morning Makeover Challenge. I can’t wait to get started.