That’s a good thing.
It can also be a wake-up call if you have been focusing on the wrong things and are in the habit of doing things that don’t help you reach your goals.
When we get into a routine, it’s hard to stop and ask ourselves if it’s working as well as it could be. Even more importantly, with daily process flows and a set of habits firmly established, we’ll often keep going even when the circumstances change.
It’s important to pause occasionally to review our routine and practices, including this new morning routine.
Set aside a little time every few weeks, or even at the beginning of each month to review your routine. Put it on the calendar and make sure you do it. A quick review won’t take long and will provide valuable feedback regarding your progress.
Think about those days for a moment.
Our lives and circumstances change. Our routines should change in harmony. Just because something has served us well in the past, doesn’t mean it will continue to do so.
Which brings us to a good point…
When you sit down to review your morning routine (or any routine or habit you’ve been working on for that matter), ask yourself:
What is working well?
What is not working well?
If everything is in order, just carry on. If not, it may be time to make some changes until you find something that works well for you at that particular point in time. Keep your end goals in mind during this review time.
Another way to look at it is to find what you love and what you hate about the new morning routine. Change it accordingly until you get as close as possible to enjoying everything about your new routine and still getting the results you want.
Remember that your morning routine will change and develop over time as you, your circumstances, and the people in your life change and evolve. Embrace life's constant changes and look at them as an indication that you’re making progress.
Keep tweaking and improving your morning routine and don’t be afraid to mix up your goals for it. Maybe you started out by making exercise a priority first thing in the day. As time goes by and you become more fit and make time for working out later in the day, your morning focus may shift to meditation, or to learning a new language.
Keep evolving, keep changing, and keep using those precious first few hours of each day to establish some positive change in yourself and those around you.
This concludes our series about establishing a daily morning routine to super-charge your life’s goals. For more information and detailed worksheets, download the eBook The Perfect Morning Routine.
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