Making Over Your Morning Mini-Challenge – Day 1

I love the mornings. Each new day brings new opportunities and it’s a chance to start fresh and do better. How you start your day, or more specifically your morning routine, how you spend those first few morning hours has a big impact on the rest of it.

Think of it as setting the tone for your entire day. That’s why making over your morning is so important. It’s about much more than those first few hours.

Makeover your morning routine. Actionable tips and strategies you can use every day to make the most of your mornings.

I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself.

Let’s use the snooze button as an example. You set an early alarm to make sure you have time for exercise, meditation, or simply some much needed “me time”.

You have every intention of getting up and doing whatever you’re setting out to do when you set the alarm in the first place. Some mornings – hopefully, most mornings – you get up when the alarm chimes and go exercise, meditate, or read an inspirational book for twenty minutes while you sip a warm cup of coffee or tea.

Then there are those days when you just can’t make yourself get up. You hit the snooze button multiple times, or turn the alarm off altogether and go back to sleep.

Think about how the rest of those days went.

Did you notice a difference in how you felt? How much did you got done in the mornings when you got up with your first alarm? Were you able to do all the things you set out to do? How did those days compare to the ones when you hit the snooze button over and over again?

If I had to take a guess, I’d say that the mornings when you got up as soon as the alarm went off went a lot smoother.  I bet you accomplished what you have planned to do, too. Chances are that sleeping through the snooze button didn’t just affect your morning, but the entire rest of your day.

You set the tone for how your day is going to go first thing in the morning. That’s what the old saying about getting up on the wrong side of the bed is about. Let’s make sure that from now on you get up on the right side and start your day off in a positive and productive way.

Over the course of the next seven days, I will guide you through the process of making over your morning routine. As I explained, this is an important part of your day and a good thing to work on and pay attention to.

Not only will you enjoy your mornings more even if the alarm goes off much earlier than you’d like, but it will also make the entire rest of your day go much smoother.

Missed a day of this challenge? Check them all out here!

Day 1 – Click Here

Day 2 – Click Here

Day 3 – Click Here

Day 4 – Click Here

Day 5 – Click Here

Day 6 – Click Here

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5 Comments

  1. I am so locked into my morning routine. Today I woke up in a hotel, and struggled a bit since I couldn’t do things the “normal” way. I think habits can be a wonderfully powerful ally, and it is worth setting up a routine that you feel good about. The morning sets the tone for the whole day for sure:) Happy New Year!

    1. Seana, Happy New Year!
      I feel the same way about our routines here at home in weeks like this one when the kids are on a school break.
      I’m looking forward to returning to our “regular hours” next week!

  2. I’ve been lucky and have usually been able to get up right when the alarm goes off. It usually makes me feel more sleepy when I hit snooze. I need better time management though instead of dragging my feet. Thanks for the information!

    1. Hi, Carissa.
      It’s great to see you here on the blog!
      I’ve been using the app SleepCycle to wake up and is awesome. Check it on your App store.
      Time management is a work in progress and I learned to accept that some days I’ll let things go out of schedule and try to get back on track as soon as I can.

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