We are our habits. In this episode I share with you some very valuable tools and a insight into creating a morning routine that leaves you feeling energised and ready for action, instead of tired and lethargic.
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Ps. The 21 morning habits can be found below.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Hayden Wilson here for Learn Share Grow live. This is Episode 31 and all this week we are going to be talking about rituals and routines and how they can set you free.
Today we’re talking about morning routines in particular and I’m going to help you develop a morning routine that not only gets you get out of bed quicker and easier, because I know a lot of people struggle with that, but also create a day and a morning that you actually want to enjoy and that’s going to really benefit you in the long term and get you better results. So the first thing is why you actually need to get up earlier in the morning – it’s not only going to help with your success and your routines and rituals that you create, it’s going to make you less stressed by providing that ‘you’ time. I know that once the day gets started we often forget about the things that we really want to get done but they eventually get put on the back burner – you say you’re going to do it when you wake up but all of a sudden it’s after this point, then all of a sudden it’s after lunch or before bed and before you know it, months go past and what you want to do ends up being blown out, you don’t actually get around to doing it.
So I’ve developed a morning routine and I think it’s one of the most important things I’ve ever done. I wasn’t always an early riser but now I consistently get up at around 5am in the morning and you can do the same. It’s not about not being a morning person. I know that it can be changed because I was once a victim of that mentality where I thought I’m not a morning person, I need to stay up late, I’m a night owl or whatever, but the things I’m going to show you here today in how to build your morning routine are going to help you be energised throughout the day and also, not jump out of bed every morning, but have a certain enthusiasm to the morning so you can start working on you a little bit more.
So I’ve created a list and you’ll be able to see this on my website haydenwilson.com.au . It’s a list of 21 different things that you build into your morning routine. The main thing about a morning routine is that in the morning, hopefully no matter how much time we have, we can always have something to spare – that might be 10 minutes stretching, 10 minutes of meditation, 10 minutes of journaling and 10 minutes of exercise – whatever time you have to spare we’re going to be able to work in with that. They’re just four examples – I’m going to have 21 that you could have but what this is going to do is provide structure to your morning so you’re going to start getting up a little bit earlier. I want you to start with 5 – 10 minutes earlier and just do one of these things up here or on my website. Then what we’ll find that you’re going to have time and you’re going to really enjoy that activity and then we’re going to start to do two or three. Then I want you to commit to 30 – 60 minutes of ‘you’ time before your day gets started. This is how you create that drive to get out of bed earlier because you have a purpose to get up earlier in the morning and this is a perfect time to do things that you want to get done – no one else is up, it’s just you and your thoughts. You can really make some solid progress towards your goals, towards that new business, or start making changes in your life, whether that be how you look or how you feel. By making a morning routine and doing it this way you can really find benefit in it. So start off with 10 minutes then increase your way up and start to do the things that you keep on putting off and we can build this morning routine.
There are a couple of rules, I hate to be a stickler, but there are a couple of rules to get the most out of this. The first one is I want you to not even think about checking your phone first thing in the morning, it is not good for the brain and cognitive function because you’re setting the habit then that you’re in a responsive mode, you’re always responding to someone else. We want to be proactive and that’s why we’re taking that whole chunk of the morning, that half hour or hour in the morning, because this is your time, you deserve it to get the results, so don’t check your phone, and we’re not going to be checking emails either.
I also want you to do this alone. This isn’t really something you can do with a partner. It needs to be ‘you’ time, just you and your thoughts. So, grab a journal, they’re $3 or $4 from Coles or K-Mart or your local stationery store, and you can start to write down your thoughts, how you’re feeling, what challenges you might have, and that’s one great example of what you could build into your morning routine.
All this stuff has to be implemented. I want you to commit to 30 days – I know everyone out there can jump into that – 30 days is not a long time when you compare it to the actual benefit of having a morning routine is, and we’re going to chunk it into 10 blocks. The first 10 days I guarantee you it’s going to suck, it’s going to be hard and you’re going to hate me for getting out of bed this early, you’ll be thinking this is not normal, this is not natural, it’s not good for you – just push through, I really urge you to push through. The next 10 days, between days 10 and 20 will get a bit better and you’ll start to find that you’re actually getting a few things done, you’re feeling a lot clearer in the head and getting better results and in the final 20 – 30 days you’re really going to start to enjoy this routine. Then what’s going to happen beyond that, is if you take a day or two off you’ll find you don’t feel yourself because these are the things that you need to do. The more you work on yourself, the better you are as a person for other people.
So, work on this morning routine, push yourself – this is a personal challenge for you. Put it on social media, get it out there, tell your friends, tell your family – this is what I’m going to do, help support me, I’m going to be doing 30 days of this challenge, it’s going to really suck initially. But I guarantee you, that by the end of the 30 days, you’ll be thanking me. Use this, start to develop these great morning habits.
Later in the week we’re going to be talking more about routines, habits and rituals that you can use in other areas of your life. This is a great start though so thanks for watching. If you have any questions, go to haydenwilson.com.au . I’ll catch you next time. Ciao.