I am not a morning person… I do not like waking up earlier than I have to. Before I implemented a morning routine, I was the type of person waking up at the very last minute, rolling out of bed, rushing to get showered, and leaving the house with out eating breakfast. Just typing that sounds hectic.
As I decided to start my growth journey, I studied successful CEO’s and entrepreneur’s. One thing they all have in common is a morning routine. Not every person did they same thing, but they all had the same theme of waking up very early in the morning and following that routine they set every single day.
If you want to be successful you should copy the habits of successful people. So I created a morning routine. You can learn how to create your own morning routine from my previous post.
I learned a lot about myself in that first week of my morning routine. I was NOT perfect. There were some days that I did not wake up on time or did not complete everything I set out for myself that morning. I struggle with achieving perfection. If it is not perfect the first time I do not want to continue to do it, which is such a wrong mindset to have! Instead of pointing out all the things I did wrong, I focused on the things I did right. Putting yourself down and beating yourself up is not going to motivate you to try again the next day. I know this is probably something people dismiss but enjoy the journey. I am stumbling and clearly do not know what I am doing in this path to creative living… but that is okay. Celebrate the little things and learn from the mistakes.
Here are the major things that changed in my life when I implemented a morning routine.
1. You feel more accomplished
When I wake up at 4:45 am and do my morning routine, I feel like I have accomplished a lot even before I go start work. This boosts your self esteem significantly because you are getting ahead of everyone else you are around.
2. You Act More On Purpose
When you wake up that early in the morning, you have to have a reason why you are doing it. Even if you are only waking up 30 minutes earlier, you have to identify what is going to be the driving force for you. It is not easy in the beginning to create a new habit. Your why has to be strong enough to make you get out of bed even though you do not feel like it. For me I wanted to align my mindset with who I am and where I want to go so my business can grow. If I fill my mind with good things first thing in the day, then it guides me to making better choices and having a better attitude.
You also know what to expect, so you won’t have a hectic morning like I did before… the less chaos the better.
3. You Love Yourself More
If you are waking up a few minuets earlier, you are making time for yourself. For me I wake up early to act on my values and what is important to me. When you take time to take care of your mental, physical, or spiritual health – that is an act of self love. If you can take care of yourself then you can take care of others. That is the most selfless thing that you can do.
Let me know what kind of benefits you had after implementing a morning routine in the comments below!