If you make your primary focus the first do you do in the morning, the rest of the day is more fun. You do like having fun – right?
Productive Morning Routine
I love the quiet peacefulness of mornings, but I’m not too fond that mornings happen so early.
Still, the focus, creativity, and feeling of momentum that comes with getting up before the chickens have such value that I needed to make getting up a bit easier. My solution is to drop the complicated and establish a simple routine.
I begin by deciding the area I’m currently prioritizing and choosing a “first thing” task to move me closer to my goal.
Next, I set myself up for success the night before. Depending on my task, I make notes, organize my desk, and get my gym clothes ready – whatever it takes to prepare.
Finally, when I wake up, I get licked by the dogs, take care of my personal needs, read something inspirational for five minutes or less, and start my day. No distractions. No email, social media, or news. Just start.
My goal is to make my primary focus the first thing I do in the morning before life gets in the way. It works like a charm.
There’s a reason the Marines do more before 9 AM than everybody else. Now it’s your turn.