To me, my morning routine is not negotiable.
So why has it become negotiable lately?
I like to rise at 5am. I start my day with exercise – which is currently yoga, for anywhere up to 30 minutes, an average of 15. I then like to take my herbal remedy and supplements and make my lemon/ginger/turmeric/pepper water. I am then supposed to sit down and have some reflection (journalling) time for up to 30 minutes before I make my pot of coffee and start to study.
The past few weeks I have been waking and/or rising later and later. It bugs me that I am letting myself stay in bed that little bit longer as my morning routine is the key part of making me remain focussed for the rest of the day.
So why am I letting it happen??
I could come up with all sorts of excuses –
- I go to bed too late;
- it’s dark outside at 5am now;
- I’m tired;
- the kids disturbed my sleep;
- an extra few minutes won’t hurt…
None of those excuses are valid though.
I am making the choice with how I start my day. And for some reason I am not making the choice to start it the way I need to. If I woke in time to do my journalling I would probably have the answer as to why that is…
So this has to stop now. I need to remember that my morning routine is not negotiable. My morning routine is the key to me having a productive and successful day. My morning routine is one part of my self-care that can not be considered negotiable!
Without my morning routine, my days are longer. I don’t feel energised and everything seems to take longer or just doesn’t get done. Without my morning routine I am left feeling like I need to stay up longer to get in more self care.
So tomorrow is going to be the first day to re-commit to myself. My morning routine is no longer negotiable! And to make sure that I am more committed and accountable I have put a call out in a fb group I am in to find some accountability buddies…and have some lovely volunteers to be my accountability buddies 🙂
Planning to take action already makes me feel much better!