Creating a List of Good Habits

Creating a list of good habits is the next step in coming up with a new morning game plan. Now that you’ve defined your priorities and how to manage them to create a productive morning, it’s time to put it all together into a new morning game plan.

Create a List of Good Habits

You might be wondering what creating a list of good habits has to do with creating a morning game plan. Well, if you think about it, they’re essentially the same thing.

Remember when we talked about the danger of doing things out of habit just because you’ve always done them that way? That was illustrative of two things: that we are creatures of habit and that every morning routine is simply a collection of habits, good or bad.

What is Most Important to You?

When creating your new morning routine gameplan, the best place to start is with the new tasks that you’ve decided are most important to you. First, establish a preliminary time during which you want to accomplish these tasks.

If your goal is to go for a run in the morning, you might decide to do that before having breakfast. If you want to meditate, you might decide it would work best after you’ve had your coffee. if your goal is to find time for reading or your favorite hobby in the morning, you could carve out some time before everyone else gets up. Whatever your goals, these are your list of good habits.

Structure Your Routine Around Those Things

Rearrange your morning chores around the list of good habits that you have established are most important to you in the morning. Make those things that are important to you the core of the morning and structure everything else around it. It may take a bit of shuffling and mixing up your current routine, but with a little creativity and flexibility, you’ll be able to do it.

Creating Your Strategy for Your List of Good Habits

Making over your morning to revolve around your list of good habits isn’t something that will come naturally to you at first. It takes some time to get into the groove of things.

We’ll look at that in more detail tomorrow. Right now, however, consider writing your new list of good habits and your morning game plan down. It’s easy to forget what you’re planning to do at first. Writing it down will give you both a reference to check and solidify your new plan in your mind.

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Keep your written strategy and list of good habits on your night table or somewhere else where you’ll see it first thing in the morning. This makes it easy to remind yourself of what you intend to do in the morning.

One final thought is that you should remember that while you’ve written down your plan, it isn’t written in stone. Even the best-laid plans can run into hiccups. That’s okay. The key to a productive morning that allows you to do everything on your list of good habits is the ability to readjust as you go.

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.

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

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