It is very common for people to create the habit of dreading the morning routine.
We can find ourselves feeling this way because it can be overwhelming thinking about how much needs to be done for the day, and if we’re not making the time to get the right food and enough sleep, we just won’t have the clarity and energy to do it all.
Almost all of us have been in the situation where we wake in a state of panic, rushing out the door, barely having time for breakfast or a moment to ground ourselves for the day ahead. We can create these bad morning habits, reacting to what’s happening around us, rather then being proactive and setting the tone for the day.
One of the worst things you can condition yourself to do in the morning, is grabbing your phone upon waking to check emails, social media etc.
This is a pretty common habit these days with everything being immediate with a touch of a button.
You might think that checking your emails is being productive, but the problem is that it can stimulate your reactive mind, rather than your proactive mind.
It robs you of a potentially relaxed state where your mind is fresh, clear and positive, to plan what you need to do to achieve what you want for the day. The distraction of what everyone else wants and needs can exhaust you before you’ve even got out of bed.
The same goes for social media accounts. Scrolling down your feed mindlessly may seem harmless, but you are being influenced by other people’s thoughts and lives which again takes you away from focusing on your own needs to start the day positively. Consuming ourselves with what is going on for others can be addictive allowing us to avoid changing the negative habits and patterns that don’t serve us.
What we do at the start of the day, gravely determines our mood and productivity throughout the rest of the day.
Productivity does not equal busyness. Sometimes, less really is more. The less distracting external information you feed your brain upon waking, the lighter you will feel, allowing you to use your time and energy more wisely leading to better decisions and more productivity throughout the day.
How To Break the Morning Phone Habit!
A better way to start your morning is to write down the 3 most important things you want to accomplish for the day while your mind is free from the distractions of other people.
Always put your phone in aeroplane mode when going to sleep and leave it on that mode until you have finished writing your 3 goals for the day. Creating healthier habits is often challenging, but this is one of the easiest things you can change to make your morning routine the positive start to the day it should be.
Win the morning to win the day!