The morning is filled with fresh opportunities to do better than yesterday, but you cannot do so by simply saying, “Yes, I can!” While it may work for some, most would immediately fail early, leading to a series of unfortunate outcomes. Before you know it, toxicity and crippling self-doubt plague your mental state and impact your quality of life. Thus, it is a prerogative to be practical by creating a doable morning routine. Simply follow these steps:
Jot down your SMART goals and identify positive habits to achieve them
You may already be familiar with the SMART acronym, which stands for “Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound.” It is a powerful tool for meeting wellness goals without being too idealistic. In other words, each step means progress towards achieving results.
All you have to do is take the time to learn your needs and wants, focus on health and well-being, write the smaller tasks down leading up to two or three main goals, and follow them. While doing this is simply the first step, it is a vital one to ensure the next steps are foolproof and goal-optimized.
Commit to your routine and expect to fail at them for the first few days
Even if you should be setting yourself up for success, it is a given that there are several growing pains or adjustments that you have to overcome. Some may be due to laziness and complacency (e.g., waking up late), while others may have happened due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., family emergencies, work deadlines, natural disasters). Whatever they may be, stay committed to meeting your SMART goals, adjust the timeline accordingly, and motivate yourself to do better.
Find socio-emotional support through friends and family
It can be easy to go through the hustle and bustle of life while forgetting that there are people around you who are more than happy to help. Even if you consider yourself an introvert or shy around people, remember the phrase “No man is an island,” meaning accountability is necessary for everyone. Therefore, take advantage of this by requesting moral support in whatever shape or form. Who knows, they may even be a part of your morning routine, encouraging each other to fight and become stronger.
Be proud of your results by showing them off
One of the perks of having a doable routine is the results are fairly easy to track. For example, if a 30-minute run followed by 20-minute weightlifting is part of your 6:00 a.m. habit, you may expect to have a contoured, healthier figure over time. Thus, never fail to remind yourself that each milestone is significant and worth celebrating! For instance, flash your new abs through a #fitspiration post. Just remember not to get cocky and do this to encourage others to reap the rewards of routine building, whether that be in the morning or at any time of the day!
How you start each day is your key to success and happiness, so a strong, doable morning routine is necessary. It is easier said than done, but you can take active steps to achieve greatness while influencing others to do the same. Simply remember all the tips mentioned above and do your research to meet your needs.
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