Today's lesson was just a reminder to continue working on and tweaking when needed your goals, your evening routine, and your morning routine to ensure that you are doing what is right for you, now, where you are today. To also continue to re-evaluate when you need to in order to ensure that your routine is working for you. I will continue to keep you updated on how this is working for me. And if anyone went through this with me I would love to hear how things are going for you as well.
Step 1: List 8-10 things to include in your "ideal" morning routine.
Step 2: Trim down to the most important 3 -5.
Step 3: Ensure you have included at least 1 soul-filling component. If not, add that in
I have done this
Step 4: Include 10 -15 minutes to work on goals from days 5 and 6.
I have also done this by including my Blog and School.
Step 5: Post for accountability.
I will work through this schedule for a few weeks to make sure it will work for me. If not I will re-evaluate what I need to change. I plan on giving it 4 weeks to see if it will work. I will re-evaluate on February 8th.
Day 7 in the Make over your Morning course is about accountability. I have chosen you to be my accountability partner so once I finish the course and have my morning routine in place I will write a post about it to outline my morning routine and will occasionally post updates on how I am doing with it.
I will also make sure to tell my hubby about my goals and my morning routine so that I have more than one accountability partner.
I forgot to post Day 3 of Make over your Mornings so I will do day 3 and day 4 today.
Fill the day with your "Big Rocks" first. This means to make sure the things that are really important to you get done first thing then fill the rest of your day with everything else that needs to be done. For me I have a list of 3 things that I consider my "Big Rocks" of the day.
So this means, that when I start my day I need to concentrate on these 3 things first.
Refresh, Refuel, Reinvigorate. It's a widely known fact that if you don't take care of yourself, you will eventually not be able to take care of anyone else. For this reason we need to carve out a few minutes every day just for you. Today's project was to create a list of things you love to do but haven't been able to make time for, these are your external motivators. Then create a list of things that are internal motivators. This is why you do what you do. My first list only contains 2 items and the second only 1.
Debt - This is why I get up and get my school work done and work on my blog.
These are things that I will need to work into my morning routine when the course is done.
So the project for day 2 is to jump start your morning with a bed time routine. I always wake up to dishes in the sink and a cluttered living room. To make my mornings better I would need these 2 things done the night before. Starting tonight I will be doing both before bed time of 10 pm. Hopefully this will help to streamline my mornings a bit more. I will have less to do when I get up in the morning meaning that I will have more time to get to things that really matter to me such as my blog and school. The final item on my bed time routine will be to set up the coffee pot the night before. I do this already some nights, but to make a habit of it would be nice. I don't like to have to wait for my coffee in the mornings. If I set it up the night before I don't have to.
So, that is my progress so far in the 14 day course. More to come later.
So, I've been feeling kind of stuck for a while now and very into procrastinating (especially when it comes to my schoolwork). I found a course online titled "Make over your Mornings". The course is 14 days long and it does cost $9.00 to join. You get access to videos and a workbook to use through the 14 days. I am hoping that this will help to put in a better frame of mind throughout the day and maybe give me a jump start on what needs to be done every day.
I will make a short post each day about the project for the day and how it appears to be helping (or not) as I go through. Today's project was to set a time each day over the next 14 days to do the course so I have pened it into my planner every week day. Today's project also said we were to tell someone about it to help keep us accountable so this is my way of doing that.