Welcome back to Day 5 of my 7-Day Morning Makeover Challenge.
With your new morning game plan figured out (which you did last week), it’s time to not only put it into action, but to make it your new morning routine.
Why is this important?
Because you want to make sure your new plan happens every morning without fail and turning it into a routine is the best way to do that.
Yes, it will take some willpower, mental energy, and drive at first to create your new morning habits, but once they are set, they will become automatic, like brushing your teeth before bed.
So once you come up with a good working morning routine, stick with it for a few weeks.
That’s the best way to turn it into a strong habit.
Before long, it will feel like the new normal and you will no longer have to remind yourself to do each thing along the way.
You’ll follow it automatically.
It will take a lot less effort to get things done… even if your new routine includes a 30 minute run, or getting up at the crack of dawn to get some writing done for the day.
Watch out for moments when you slip back into your old habits and routines.
It’s going to happen.
The key is to catch it early and get back on track as quickly as possible.
For example, let’s say you’ve been doing well with waking up 30 minutes earlier and going for a run before you start your day.
Then one day you oversleep and can’t make it out there.
Or the weather turns too bad, you get sick or hurt, or something else pops up that keeps you from going on that run.
That’s life. It happens.
What’s important is what you decide to do the next morning.
Your most important job, whenever life gets in the way of your new morning routine, is to get back on track as quickly as possible.
Do what you can as soon as you notice the disruption.
If the weather is bad, do a quick workout at home, or head to the gym to run on the treadmill.
If you overslept, try to squeeze in a few minutes of meditation or doing something to grow your business before you get back to the rest of your day.
Most importantly, get back on track with your regular morning routine as soon as possible–the next morning, if at all possible.
Actively remind yourself to get back on track for a few days until your new routine is firmly back in place.
You’ll be glad you did when you start to see the results you’ve been hoping for.
And please leave a comment, letting me know about your new morning routine.
To another glorious morning and wonderful day,
The Working Writer’s Coach
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