The Science of Motivation

Make Time To Fine-Tune Your Morning Routine Regularly (Day 7 of 7)

Day 7:  Make Time to Fine-Tune Your Morning Routine Regularly

Hello!  If you've been following our series about establishing a solid morning routine over the last 7 days, you know that establishing solid habits will be critical to success in conquering the day.  Check out this last post in the series to keep your momentum going.  Thanks for reading!

Creating routines and habits for your mornings are a great thing. They allow you to do what you need to do to move ahead without having to spend a lot of energy and time thinking about it. That’s a good thing. It’s can also be a dangerous thing when you’ve focusing on the wrong things and are in the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals.

Set aside a little time every few weeks, or even months to review your routine. Put it on the calendar and make sure you do it. It won’t take long and it will be a very valuable exercise in the long run. Our lives and circumstances change. Our routines should change with it. Just because something has served us well over the past few weeks and months, doesn’t mean it will continue to do so.  Which brings up a good point… 

When you sit down to review your morning routine (or any routine or habit you’ve been working on for that matter), ask yourself this:  Is it working? Is it working really well?  If it is, simply carry on.  If it isn’t, it may be time to make some changes and tweak it until you find something that works well for you at that particular point in time. 

Another way to look at it is to find what you love and what you hate about the new morning routine. Change it accordingly until you get as close as possible to loving everything about it and still getting the results you want. 

Remember, this morning routine will change and evolve over time as you, your circumstances, and the people in your life change and evolve. Embrace the changes and look at them as an indication that you’re making progress. 

Keep tweaking and improving your morning routine and don’t be afraid to mix up your goals for it. Maybe you started out by making exercise a priority first thing in the day. As time goes by and you become more fit and make time for it later in the day, your focus may shift to meditation, or learning a new language. Keep evolving, keep changing, and keep using those precious first few hours of each day to establish some positive change in yourself and those around you. 

When we get into a routine, it’s hard to stop and ask ourselves if it’s working as well as it could be. Even more importantly, with a routine and a set of habits firmly established, it’s easy to keep going even when the circumstances changes. That’s why it’s important to take some time every now and again to review our routine and habits, including the new morning routine. 

If you are interested in further reading on the subject of developing a morning routine to improve all areas of your life, check out Hal Elrod's book The Miracle Morning: TheNot-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (click here to see iton Amazon)  I've listened to it several times on Audible and I pick up something new every time.  Just a few small adjustments to my morning have made huge differences in how my day goes, both at work and at home.  Hal's also written a series of other Miracle Morning books that address the needs of people in certain careers and/ stages of their lives.

Thanks again for checking us out!  - J