A friend and I recently coined the motto, "If you want your life to change, your days have to change." If that's so, then if you want your days to change, the hours in your day have to change. Developing new habits sounds exciting when you are swept up in imagining how excited you'll be tomorrow to jump out of bed and tackle that to do list wide awake with joy. Suddenly though, it isn't so sparkly and alluring when you walk over to your computer early morning, faced with email fires to put out, only to find yourself stumbling through Facebook and articles hours into your day, with the to do list only growing.
Recently I worked closely with a client to design her morning. This looks simple, but was the result of hours of learning her habits, the intricacies of her busy schedule, and the nature of what is required of her throughout the day. I suggest she write it down both to anchor her new intentions and to serve as a daily visual reminder of how to feel accomplished with ease. She loved this idea, and found the perfect acrylic magnetic frame to showcase her new routine!
The more beautiful a system, the more you will respect and USE it. Think through your habits and projects to design a morning routine that is no more than five steps. Write it down. Make it pretty. Watch it transform your days…..and life.
Notice that her #4 is "Schedule Pomodoros." What's a Pomodoro you ask and why is is so important to do this daily? Click here for a breakdown of this powerfully simple time management tool.
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How will a morning routine change your day and life? What are some things you need to to first thing in the morning to pave the way for a productive day? What would you add that you don't see here? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!