I think having a good morning routine can positively affect an entire day. Apart from receiving productive feedback, the only way I’ve improved at anything is to review my actions and correct them as needed.
* When I trained to run a half marathon, I made notes of which foods best fueled me.
* At work, I’m currently undergoing a review process to look at the projects I’ve taken part in this year, what I learned, and where I can improve.
* If I’m frustrated by the time I arrive at my desk in the office on any given morning, I stop to review what’s happened to put me out of sorts.
No matter whether you work in an office with others or alone or if you spend your day in a delivery truck or caring for little ones: we all experience morning every day.
So, how was the start to your day? Grouchy, happy, filled with excitement, or rushed? I’ve experience all types of mornings, and I’m sure you have, too. If you’d like to nearly guarantee a lovely and simple start to your day, take a few minutes to review around 9:00am or 10:00am and ask yourself these questions:
1) What made my day start (not so) well?
2) Did I forget to do anything last night or this morning?
3) Am I hungry or tired?
The answers to these questions will help you determine whether you need to pack your lunch the night before, get to sleep 30 minutes earlier, keep a healthy snack in your desk drawer (I prefer pistachios or almonds), set your clothes out in advance, or establish a place near the back door of your home to put all the items you need to accompany you when you leave in the morning.
Last week I stayed up too late one evening and once forgot to replenish my mid-morning snack.The results weren’t awful, of course, but taking stock of where I went wrong helped me commit to correcting my actions for a better following day.
What is of necessity to you to help your morning routine benefit the rest of your day?
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