Episode 099: The Power of Creating a Morning Routine

If you are thinking, “I don’t have time for a morning routine” then you are precisely the person who needs to listen to this episode on creating a morning routine. Before you poo-poo the idea, ask yourself this: “Who am I to suggest they aren’t valuable when pretty much all of the most successful people in the world have deliberate morning routines? Might I have something to gain from being open-minded about this?”

In today’s episode we’ll be talking about what you stand to gain from a morning routine, how to get started, the essential elements and much more. Plus, if you want to see MY morning routine and my personal daily affirmations, text the world MORNING to the number 44-222.

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Creating a Morning Routine

 

  • Stop hitting snooze
  • Prioritize your bedtime and take steps to improve the quality of your sleep
  • Start small with just one morning commitment
  • Put together a routine with some of the following elements:
    • Silence, meditation or prayer
    • Visualization
    • Affirmations (you can see my affirmations by texting the word MORNING to the number 44-222)
    • Gratitude
    • Exercise and/or movement
    • Hydration
    • Sun exposure
    • Cold exposure
    • Writing
    • Reading
    • Reading your goals

Resources

To get my morning routine, the elements of a morning routine (pick which ones work for you) and to view my personal daily affirmations, text the word MORNING to 44-222. 

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The Miracle Morning

The 5-Minute Journal

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  1. DeAnn
    DeAnn says:

    Yes! Thank you so much! I read Hal Elrod’s book this summer and began a morning routine which fizzled out when one of my children was waking up a lot during the night…This is just the pep talk I need to get back into it! I am especially encouraged by your comments about not hitting the snooze button! I never really considered what that very act was doing to my ability to accomplish my goals. The fact that I am telling myself that my intentions don’t matter…I’m going to do what I feel like doing in the moment…is so true!

    I was encouraged a long time ago reading St Josemaria Escriva’s small book called “The Way.” He refers to that moment when you wake up and get out of bed as the, “heroic minute.” I used this thought to drag myself out of bed when I had a newborn baby and other children to feed breakfast, get dressed, etc. I had forgotten about it until listening to his episode. 🙂

    “The heroic minute. It is the time fixed for getting up. Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and… up! The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body.It’s so discouraging to find oneself beaten at the first skirmish” (Josemaria Escriva, The Way).

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  2. […] other day I did a detailed podcast on the power of creating a morning routine and shared parts of my own. I also shared the morning routines of several high achievers. It was a […]

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