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May 25, 2020

Experiment With Your Morning Routine

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Do you have a morning routine? If you don’t I highly suggest you get one. It’s the consistency your brain and body crave to execute at a high level. I’m a firm believer in making the 1 decision that makes 90% of all other decisions, and that’s exactly what establishing a morning routine can do.

But the thing is, everyone has their own preferences that best serve their own needs. And even more difficult, those needs change! So, it’s really important to remain aware of the different things you’re doing and what they’re doing for you, so that they contribute to the areas of your life that are important to you.

My current morning routine involves a 6am alarm, drink half a glass of water, then get into my gratitude, affirmations, and goal setting journaling. Then, I exercise on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It’s been really good for me for a long time, but I think there’s more I can do. And I want to explore that.

This goes along with what I’ve been focusing on for the last 7 weeks in the Greatness Accelerator Program, which is auditing my sleep, dietary, and exercise habits to better understand what fuels me on a daily basis. Well I want to extend the experimentation into my morning routine, maybe even my evening routine, so that I can understand what I can do today to better prepare myself for the challenges I face.

The point of all of this is it’s really important to experiment. New information and preferences surface with time, and it’s important to have a system to be able to incorporate that in your day to see how it works for you. And some of these things won’t work, which is fine, but just like Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work".

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