Welcome to Day 5 of my 7-Day Morning Makeover Challenge.
Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together into a new morning game plan.
The best place to start is with the new set of tasks that are most important to you.
Figure out a preliminary time during which you want to get them accomplished.
If your goal is to go for a walk on the beach in the morning, you may decide to do that first thing before taking a shower and having breakfast.
If your goal is to meditate each morning, you may decide that would work best after you’ve had a cup of coffee.
If your goal is to find some time for reading or writing in the morning, you could carve out some time before everyone else gets up and while you enjoy that first cup of coffee.
The same goes for wanting time in the morning to work on your business or learn something new.
Then work the rest of your morning chores around these new plans.
It may take some shuffling around and mixing up of your current routine, but with a little creative thinking and a bit of flexibility, I’m sure you can come up with a working plan.
Making over your morning and turning it into a new routine isn’t something that comes natural to most of us.
It takes a little while to get into the grove of things.
We’ll look at this in a little more detail tomorrow.
For right now, my suggestion is that you write down your new morning game plan.
It’s easy to forget what you’re planning to do.
Writing it down will not only give you a reference to refer back to, but also solidify your new plan in your mind.
Put the note, or notebook, where you jotted down your new plan on your night table or somewhere else where you’ll see it first thing in the morning.
It will serve as a reminder of what you’re intending to do and do differently in the morning now.
But even though you’ve written your plan down, it’s important to realize it’s not written in stone.
The best well-laid out plan doesn’t always work when put into action.
Adjust it and make changes as needed until you come up with a new morning game plan that works well for you and the rest of your family.
Once you have that, it’s time to make it the new routine…something I’ll talk more about tomorrow.
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To another wonderful morning,
The Working Writer’s Coach
P.S. If you’re just joining the challenge, scroll down the page to see the previous posts.