Morning Routine

As a follow up to watching Rachel Hollis’ Made for More Encore, I am covering one of the 5 steps to success each day. Today addresses your Morning Routine.

How do you set your day up for success? Rachel gets up an hour earlier than the rest of her household so she has time for herself. This is when she writes in her journal and when she heads to the gym to work out each day. This is a time to invest in herself before she gives to anyone else.

What is your morning routine like? I confess, while I have good intentions, so far, mine is not very set. I don’t like to get up early. I can get up for mom duties, but I’d rather sleep until at least 7am. However, even today, getting up at 6 for mom duties to make lunches, and then change to head to the gym, I still find it getting later and later in the morning. I was done at the gym and going home by 9, but I was not at the gym for 2 hours. I need to manage my time better and more intentionally. I guess I have the fear of missing out when it comes to certain social media activities, and I get easily distracted by other things I need to do.

I feel like I should be back from the gym around 8am, leaving the rest of the morning and afternoon available to get things done for my business. It should not take me 2 hours to do hair and makeup either. My boys tease me about being slow, but I don’t think I’m as slow as so much as I am distracted. I am determined to get these activities under control and start my morning routine in a productive manor that helps me to succeed.

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