A healthy morning routine is always the goal, but getting to that goal point and staying there requires regular assessment of what you’re doing. Healthy habits and routines for your mornings are great. They allow you to accomplish your goals and forge ahead with your morning without spending a lot of energy and time thinking about it.
While this is a good thing, it can also be dangerous if you’re focusing on the wrong things or get into the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals. Even the most perfect routine can eventually turn into the dreaded rut of doing it just because you always have if you don’t constantly reassess it.
Fine Tuning Your Healthy Morning Routine
When you get into a routine, it can be difficult to stop and ask yourself if it’s working as well as it could be. You assume that all that effort you put into your routine planning will simply work well for you. And it might for a while. However, things always change over time.
When your healthy morning routine is firmly in place, it’s easy to keep staying the course even with the path changes. Humans are creatures of habit, and we tend to do things just because we’ve gotten into a groove with them. Finding your groove is great for the most part. It means your routine is humming along, however, if you stay on your groove even when the path changed, you’ll quickly find that things aren’t working for you anymore.
If you don’t make adjustments as things in your life change, you’ll quickly find yourself completely off track. That’s why it’s vital to take time every once in a while to review your routine and habits, including your new morning routine.
Periodic Reviews Improve Routine
Set aside some time once a month to review your routine. Put this time on a calendar to ensure that you do it. It doesn’t take long to review your routine for possible improvements, and it will further improve your mornings in the long run.
Remember, lives and circumstances change, and your morning routine should change along with them. Just because your routine has served you well over the past weeks or months doesn’t mean it always will. This brings me to my next point.
Questions to Ask About Your Healthy Morning Routine
When you sit down to review your morning routine there are a few questions to ask yourself. These questions are vital, as are the honest answers you give yourself about them. Without an honest, objective assessment of your routine, you won’t be able to make the changes to it that will keep you on the path that you’ve set for yourself.
Is It Working?
Is your routine still working for you? If it is, carry on. You’re where you want to be. However, if you find that your mornings have become more difficult or cumbersome, it’s time to tweak your routine a bit until you find something that works well for your current situation.
What do You Love and What do You Hate?
Ask yourself what you love about your morning routine and what you hate about it. Have things changed such that you find parts of your routine to be a weight that you have to carry rather than a productive way to keep your healthy morning routine moving along smoothly?
If it’s the latter, change up your routine outline until you get as close as possible to loving everything about your routine while still getting your desired outcome.
Roll with the Changes
Your healthy morning routine will change and evolve over time as you, your circumstances, and the people in your life change. Embrace the changes. They’re signs that you’re making progress and opportunities to further fine-tune your morning routine.
Continue refining your morning routine regularly, and don’t be afraid to change your goals as you go. Priorities can change over the course of time, and those changing priorities require a changed routine. Keep evolving, changing, and using those precious first few hours of each day to establish a positive change in yourself and those around you.
You Made it!
That’s the end of our 7 Day Make Over Your Morning Challenge. How did it go? It may take more than 7 days to implement all of these ideas, but it’s easy to come back to review anytime.
Don’t forget to stop by the Facebook Group to discuss your challenges and successes as well. It’s always better if you know you are not in this alone. We’re talking about much more than morning routines too. Can’t wait to “see” you there.