Defining priorities for your day is the first step in making over your morning routine. What’s most important to you? What is the one thing you really want to do on a daily basis that would make a big difference in your day, but you just never seem to be able to find the time to do it?
In short, what good habit do you want to cultivate that would positively impact your life? Take some time to really mull this over. It can be anything. Whether it’s exercising, healthier eating, self-improvement, getting a head start on your day’s business, or something else, understanding what you want to get out of your day is the first step toward making it happen.
Begin Defining Priorities
Part of defining priorities is visualizing. Once you’ve figured out what you want to work on, what you want to improve, what’s important to you, it’s time to start thinking about how to make it happen.
Another aspect of choosing your priorities is understanding what you get let go of. For example, are the groceries the #1 need for the day or could shopping be done tomorrow? Do you need to clean out the junk drawer today or could that wait until next week?
Imagine Your Perfect Morning
Sit back and imagine your perfect morning. It isn’t stressed or rushed. It’s a day when you have time for everything on your list without being harassed by the clock.
Maybe it means time for a long shower. Maybe it’s going for a run before breakfast. Maybe it’s having a few minutes to connect with your spouse over coffee. Maybe it’s even carving out an hour in the morning to work on your side hustle.
Drill Down on Your Needs
Those are a lot of maybes, I know, but the key is to start with what’s most important to you and figure out how to fit it into your morning routine. Remember, at this point, you’re just dreaming and imagining.
We’ll work on fitting it all together later on. For now, simply paint a vivid picture in your mind of what your new morning could look like.
Clearly Defining Priorities
I want you to become crystal clear on what you want the perfect morning to look like while defining priorities for it. Imagine it in as much detail as possible. Write it down in a journal and refer back to it as needed. Clearly and completely define it.
This is so important. You can’t begin making any meaningful changes in your life until you know what your goals are. You need to clearly know your destination before you can pick the best route to get there.
That’s what today’s task is all about. It’s figuring out where you want to go. After you know that, you can begin thinking about how to get there.