Are you rocking the 24-Minute Morning Routine yet? Yes! Tell me more. No? Let me convince you to do so in three short posts. Welcome to part 2.
The attraction of the 24-Minute Morning Routine is to get many high priority tasks done first thing in the morning, all at one time, and fast. Let’s call that Plan A. Yet, I’ve found an excellent Plan B: Flexibility.
Because my schedule is not my own, there are mornings when I can’t do my morning routine without interruption. I’ve broken it down into three main parts that fit nicely together. The first part includes brushing your teeth and drinking water. Here’s the second part.
4. Meditate (7-10 minutes). As a morning and thinking person, I wake up with racing thoughts. Sitting down on a chair, helps me to calm my brain, collect myself, and prepare for an intentional day. While the term “meditation” can be off-putting to some, feel free to look past the term itself. The key is to stop, relax, and remember one’s best intentions for the day. I use Headspace.
5. Focus (5 minutes). As I stand up from meditation, I then set my phone timer to 5 minutes and start writing on my bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker. I sketch out my day, starting with my intention (usually a habit of disposition to practice such as patience or kindness) and then I scan the calendar in my mind (and on my phone if needed) and plot out my day. Once planned, I (attempt to) relax and let the day unfold as it will. When bedtime calls, I clean the mirror, readying it for a fresh start in morning.
Part 2 comes in at approximately 15 minutes. If I need to attend to something else at this point, I do. If not, next up: exercise and stretch.
Do you have a strong morning routine? Do you need a flexible routine? Do you have a favorite app for meditation or daily planning?
I hope all of your days get off to a fresh start ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc