Mornings got me like...
Do you ever go bed with so much ambition to take on the world the next morning, but wake up and can't seem to remember what you have to do? This is how my brain works. If it's not laid out in front of me, with bright pink highlighter and alarms going off, its not getting done. That's why I HAD to create an easy morning routine that automated my moves and made me way more productive.
When you have nothing to go by, it makes it easier to procrastinate, become sidetracked, and lose your focus on what needs to get done.
My brain has a million tabs open at all times so even though some of these things are quite simple, I don't even have to put any effort into thinking what needs to get done, I just do it on autopilot. Take a look at what my mornings look like-
1) Make coffee ~ Obvi. I have a Keurig so I quickly pop a coffee tab into the machine and away it goes
2) Load the Dryer ~ If you read my free e-book, you know that I load the washer at night and set it to run in the AM before I wake up. By the time I get downstairs and make my coffee, the load is ready to go in the dryer! (and if you didn't read my e-book, shoot me a message and I will send it to you!)
3) Gratitude ~ I have the "5 Minute Journal" from Indigo and I LOVE IT. It literally takes 5 minutes to jot down the 3 things you are grateful for and what your intentions are that day. I swear it puts you in a more positive mood and sets the tone for your day
4) Workout ~ This is when I do my squats and pushups. If it's a gym day, I will do them AT the gym, and eat breakfast before I leave
5) Protein Breakfast ~ Either protein oatmeal and berries, scrambled eggs and avocado, or a protein shake (chocolate, peanut butter banana is my FAVE)
6) Check email/to do list ~ I used to do this on my phone (bad idea) Now I sit in my home office and check email and it's way easier to concentrate. My to-do list is created the night before so I check and see what's on the agenda for the day
7) Eat the Frog- I learned this in a podcast for Studio Owners but I think its important for everyone. Eating the frog means to tackle the most daunting thing on your to-do list. Once it's completed, everything else will be a breeze! Don't put it off! It will cause unnecessary stress :)
8) Plan snacks/dinner ~ I either pack my bag for the day or I decided whats on the menu for dinner and either take it out of the freezer or pop over to the grocery store.
The rest of my day is tackling the to do list! You can use my list as a guide or create your own routine, but my challenge is to create a tangible list that you can work off of, at least until it becomes automatic for you
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