4 Critical Elements of a Morning Routine

morning routines productivity Dec 20, 2021
4 Critical Elements of a Morning Routine

If you went to your favorite search engine and you typed in, "what is a morning routine?" or, "how can I create a morning routine that's going to benefit me?" or some other search term, I promise you, you will get so much information that it'll be like drinking from a firehose.

In this article, I'm not going to tell you how to create a morning routine, but rather it's about the four critical elements of a morning routine. If you don't get this, it's going to be a challenge to set up a morning routine.

Consistency.

I believe you should do a morning routine on any day that ends in Y. Yes, that means seven days a week. You need to be consistent with your morning routine because consistency builds power and confidence.

Simplicity.

I believe that complexity is the gateway to procrastination. So, I highly recommend not having a complex morning routine. Keep it simple. 

Why?

When your routine is simple, you won't give yourself the excuses like, "I can't do that," "It won't work," or "It's too difficult."

You know where your borderline goes from being simple to complex. And it's okay to get right up to that line complexity line, and just be sure to stop before you cross over into complexity.

Portability.

If your morning routine involves you going to a particular coffee shop in your town, at a specific time, ordering a particular drink, and then you go on vacation, now what do you do? Do you go to any coffee shop? At any time?

Perhaps it will help you if I share my morning routine.

After I wake up, the first thing I do is walk in my house for about 10 minutes. Why? To get my blood flowing and to activate my muscles. When I'm done with that, I sit down to read my Bible, write out my goals, and then do my daily Spanish lesson.

Next, I go for a run. I've run every day (at least one mile) since August 29, 2017.

Notice the consistency and portability of my morning routine.  I can do it anywhere.

Malleability.

What I mean here is not having a rigid routine. In other words, please keep an open mind when it comes to your morning routine. Keep trying different things. Some will work, others won't. But remember, make it yours.

I know there's a lot of books out there that tell you how to create a morning routine. But it's essential that you customize it for yourself. It's good to learn, and it's good to model, but it's got to be your morning routine.

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