Why I Stand Ten Toes On The Importance of Morning Routines
Disclaimer: This post will be slightly different as I will be going on a bit of a rant that hopefully, I can organize so it's readable... haha
I have heard a lot lately from people who are anti morning routines.
In fact, I had someone send me a lengthy email a few months ago in response to a YouTube video on my channel about morning routines. It was very interesting to hear someone so passionate about how morning routines aren't necessary and you don't have to wake up at 5 AM to be successful and blah blah blah.
As time passes, I realized that morning routines get a bad rep and people misconstrue their purpose.
So I wanted to clarify and share why I PERSONALLY stand wholeheartedly on morning routines.
Why I defend Morning Routines
I've stated multiple times that morning routines were impactful. They shape your day and that is a FACT.
How you start your day really does matter. Your first thoughts, words, and actions subconsciously set the tone for how you will react to things the rest of the day.
Maybe you can get a lot done at night or stay up late cause you're a night owl, but THAT'S NOT THE POINT.
Morning routines are not JUST for spending some hours working on your business or blog or whatever. The point of morning routines is to start your day focused on YOU.
People really get the wrong idea
5 AM morning routines are just an example. They are especially for people who have to leave their house for work at like 7 AM. If you don't have to leave early, don't wake up as early.
The point is to wake up an hour before anyone will be needing you or contacting you for anything. This:
Assists you in practicing discipline. Once you can master waking up and doing things just for you, you can commit to doing other things that are just for you.
Allows you quiet, undisturbed time to just BE and take your time. Why rush out the door in the mornings where your focus will be on work tasks, the pending traffic in your commute, and your annoying coworkers? Starting your morning stress-free creates a better day.
I used to wake up at 5 AM cause I had to be at work at 9 AM. I wanted to have a morning routine and work on my business. Then, when my desires changed, so did my wake-up time.
The whole point is that it is for YOU. Which means you can wake up early enough to do whatever it is that you need to do in order to set your day up.
Maybe just an hour earlier than you do now. That HOUR can make all the difference in your entire life. That hour can be what gives you that million-dollar idea or give you the clarity to do what you need to in order to get that promotion.