The Morning Routine Breakdown: July Focus
Beep Beep Beep Beep…..
That’s the sound we all love to hate. It means that we have to get out of our comfy bed and start the day. You have three options here.
- You can just continue to sleep through it and the alarm just keep bugging you every few minutes until you finally get up.
- Another option is to get up and delay it for another 15-30 minutes. You say to yourself you just need a few more minutes then you promise you’ll get up.
- Lastly you can just get up as soon as it goes off and start your day.
Which option do you usually go for? How does it make you feel through your morning and the whole day? No matter which option you choose the result is the same, eventually, no matter how long you fight it, you’ll have to get up. The difference is how each of the options make you feel.
- Option 1: you’ll likely wakeup feeling annoyed, groggy, and rushed because you didn’t have the time to properly wake up. Plus, the sound of an alarm going off repeatedly is no doubt annoying.
- Option 2: you’ll likely wake up groggy and have trouble getting up because you messed up your sleep cycle by not letting it go through a full cycle.
- Option 3: You will likely wake up feeling a little tired at first, but that will quickly go away once you start your morning.
Now which of these options would you like to experience every morning? I’m betting most, if not all of you, picked option 3. How we start our morning is a good indicator for how the rest of our day will go. This month it is my hope that we will all learn to love mornings a little more. The key to doing that is to have a morning routine that gets you pumped to wakeup every morning.
What Is A Morning Routine?
A morning routine is a series of tasks and/or activities that you start your morning with daily. You could even call this your “me” time. This is the time you get to focus on yourself before your phone starts ringing, your kids wakeup, or anything else that is a part of your busy day.
This can look different for every person. It can be as short as five minutes or as long as an hour. You can do one task/activity, or ten different ones. It’s all dependent on what suits your needs and interests. There are many tasks/ activities that you can choose from. Here is a great list to start from.
Why a Morning Routine Series Now?
You may be asking yourself why I would decide to do a morning routine focus month during the summer. I know that this time of year is full of spontaneity and not typically a time for schedules and routines. This is why I feel it is a good time to try different morning routine tasks. Figure out what works and doesn’t work for you. Start to develop a morning routine you enjoy doing. That way, when the summer starts to end, you’ll have a good idea of a solid morning routine that works for you and your busy life.
What To Expect This Month
During this morning routine breakdown series, I will be breaking down what I do each day. You can see my routine in the picture below to get a glimpse of what is to come. By the end of the month you’ll have a good idea of how to structure your own morning routine, and hopefully you’ll hate the morning a little less.
This post is a part of the month-long Morning Routine Breakdown series. If you are just joining us this month check out the other posts in the series that you have missed:
Introduction (you are here)
WTSM: Books That Have Shaped My Morning Routine
Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water
Inspiration For Tough Workouts
The Morning Routine Breakdown Q & A
July 12, 2019 at 12:13 am
Great idea. Look forward to reading more!
July 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm
I’m glad you like it! I hope you enjoy the series this month!
July 12, 2019 at 1:27 pm
Really enjoyed this read! Truthfully, I still snooze from time to time but during work days …. I jump up and get the day started. Drinking water in the morning has been my biggest struggle as part of my routine. Thank you for sharing ??.
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July 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm
I’m glad you liked it! I definitely still have my days where I sleep in but I still try and do some sort of routine when I get up. I’ll be discussing more about that later this month.
July 12, 2019 at 6:28 pm
This series sounds great, I am looking forward to reading! A morning routine is so important, and I love to read different and new perspectives on it.
July 18, 2019 at 10:07 am
I agree! I feel off balance through the day if I don’t do my routine. I hope you enjoy this series!