If you want to be the best, you can’t take the path of least resistance. Every morning, you wake up, and your mind tells you it’s too early, and your body tells you you’re a little too sore, but you’ve got to look deep within yourself and know what you want and what you’re striving for.― Antonio Brown
For such a long time I’ve been an early riser on weekdays and when I tell people that they have a million questions as to why I wake up that early and what I do in the morning.
So today I decided to tell you about my morning routine and how I’ve managed keeping up with it for a long period of time.
Here we go :
1. I Wake up at 4.30am
Yes, I am one of those people 😉. I actually like waking up pretty early so that I get time to plan my day and do my routine. My alarm goes off at 4.30am and sometimes at 4.45am when I snooze it 😉. It was a struggle the first few times I did that but I got used to it.
TIP: The tip about waking up early is getting to bed early. I’m mostly asleep by latest 9pm.
2. Morning devotion
I believe starting the day right will set the tone for your entire day and for me having my morning devotion is key. I have a Bible App called YOU Version which has amazing Bible plans that help me with my devotion. The first times I was really distracted because I used my phone but the trick in using your phone while doing devotions is turning off notifications the previous night. This has really helped me connect with God.
Also when I did Plug-in we were taught how to have effective devotion time and that would be WRAP-which is basically Worship, Read, Application, Prayer. This will guide you to having quality time with God. This takes me about 20-30 minutes
I love working out in the morning because it helps me get pumped up for the day 😉. There’s just something about working out in the morning that keeps me going. There are different apps that can help you reach your goal. Exercising requires discipline, dedication and consistency. This takes me about 10 – 15mins
As I relax after working out I like to also visualize the life I would love to have. Visualization is the formation of a mental image of something. This technique has been used by successful people to visualize their desired outcomes for ages. The practice has even given some high achievers what seems like super-powers, helping them create their dream lives by accomplishing one goal or task at a time with hyper focus and complete confidence.
One way you can visualize is by creating a vision board, I will have my friend share on vision board next week. This takes me about 10 mins
5. Gratitude list
I am a firm believer in that the more grateful you are about little things the more you attract more things and people to be grateful about. I always write /count down what I’m grateful about every morning.
This is how I say it’
I am thankful and grateful for the gift of life.
I am thankful and grateful for my family
I am thankful and grateful for my job
I am thankful and grateful for opportunities that keep coming my way.
I am thankful and grateful for love.
I am thankful and grateful for friendships that turned into family.
I am also a believer in calling things that aren’t as if they are. Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
You can use affirmations in areas of your life that you feel you’d like to change for example money etc
Here are some examples of affirmations use.
7. Prepare for the day
This is where I spend most of my time 😩😩🤦♀️🤦♀️. I take about 30 minutes to shower, dress up and do my makeup 🤦♀️. I am still working on this. 😂
8. Head of to work
I leave the house at 6am which also depends if my son is awake or not. If he’s up then I’ll leave the house at 6.30am.
On my way to work I either listen to a sermon or podcast , read a book or write a blog post (like I am doing now, yesterday was a crazy day 😭). I find that this really keeps me motivated and focused 😉
Its said that when you continously do something for 21 days it becomes a habit. This is true because when I started out it was hard but I knew that I had to be disciplined and also asked myself the question how bad do I want it and the answer was bad enough because here I am writing about a morning routine 😉.
Let me know What does your morning routine look like? What do you plan on including in your routine? Or better yet are you a night person? What’s your night routine lemme know and I’ll definitely share it. 😉 You know I love reading from you in the comment section or email.