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Goal-Setting and a Morning Routine

Posted by admin on February 15, 2019 in Uncategorized |

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There’s a definite correlation between achieving our targets and our morning routine, and it should support our pursuit of Comal County Wildlife Removal. A morning routing is what you do in the morning from when you get up to when you leave for or start work. The end point is up to you. A typical morning routine for an under-achiever could be something like this:

Alarm goes off. Repeat three or four times. Or simply turn it off entirely and doze off. Reach for the alarm/phone in panic mode to see what time it is.
Rush to the shower, get dressed in a hurry and hurry to the kitchen for coffee and possibly a fast bite.
Rush around searching for work bag, making sure it’s got everything. Can’t find shoes or car keys.
Pour the coffee into travel mug, catch keys and bag, say good-bye to family and rush to work. Get stuck in traffic.
Get to office late and be grumpy all day.
Any of that seem familiar? I understand some of it does for me.
A fantastic morning routine begins the evening before. It doesn’t take over 10 minutes to pack your workout bag, put your shoes and keys where you are able to find them and lay out the clothes you’ll wear in the morning. When you’re rushing, these things take at least twice as long because you’re focused on the fact that you are running late. Next move your alarm to your dresser or somewhere you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Leave your mobile phone with your work bag if you’re not in a job which needs you to be on-call at night. Go to bed early. Give yourself 7 to 8 hours of time to sleep until the alarm goes off. Choose the amount that is appropriate for you and stay with it.

When the alarm goes off, you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Make sure it’s a loud, annoying alert, not some soft chime you’ll sleep through. Do NOT return to bed. Ideally, you exercise now. You can do 5 hard minutes to start. Get your heart rate up and hopefully work a little sweat. Even if it’s stretching and jumping jacks, you can do something. Boost the exercise time until you are doing 30 minutes or longer. Start getting up a little earlier every day. Shower and dress for the day. Have breakfast at a leisurely pace, even if it’s just toast. When done, grab your work bag, keys and anything else you want and head to work 15 minutes earlier. If you work from home, you can get started 15 minutes earlier.

This sets you up for a fantastic day. Exercise in the morning can make a big difference in the world for your day. You’re energized and you have already accomplished something. Your morning goes out of a rushed mess to an orderly time of successful actions and habit construction. There is much more you can do with your morning routine. Walk the neighborhood for instance. Spend 5 or 10 minutes in prayer or contemplation. Write in your journal. Spend 15 minutes or more on your side hustle. Any and all of these things sets the tone for your day. You have accomplished something or several somethings before you begin your work day. You are not grumpy and fixated on how badly the day started.

You have set yourself up to hit the ground running and work in your Goals.

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