Everyone has a routine. In fact, what we do day-to-day becomes such a routine that we often forget about what we’re actually doing.
Let’s take a short trip back to this morning – what was first thing you did?
You probably grabbed your phone to check your email, made a cup of coffee, or dashed out of bed because you turned off your alarm earlier.
Whatever it is that you did, have you ever thought about why you did it?
We often forget about these little things that we do or what kind of impact they have on our day. However, even though it’s small, the things that we do to start our day off can frame how the rest of the day goes.
Give yourself enough time.
Mornings can be very tough, especially when you’ve had a long night hours earlier. Getting out of bed and getting ready can be just as challenging as being at work itself. You might be tempted to hit the snooze button once or twice. You might decide to wake up 30 minutes later than usual. But however tempting those few extra minutes are, don’t give into it. The worst mornings are the ones when you are rushed. Don’t start your day off in a frantic hurry. Give yourself enough time to get ready, have breakfast, and get a head start. Your morning can dictate how smoothly the rest of your day goes, so start off on the right foot.
Do at least one productive thing each morning.
Chances are you already do it but get into the habit of doing at least one productive thing each morning. It can be anything big or small, from making your bed to responding to all your emails. And when you do it, acknowledge it. When you start of your day knowing that you’ve accomplished something, you’ll set a positive tone for the rest of the day. It might sound silly to give yourself a pat on the back for just making your bed but you’re off to a better start than the people who haven’t.
Have a routine.
Life and work can be crazy, especially for an entrepreneur. No two days are the same. If you’re running around all day, everyday, try to create even the smallest routine for yourself in the morning. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes everyday, make it a habit to do the same thing. Creating a routine helps you find balance and it also grounds you. While everything around you may be crazy, you know that there will at least be one constant.