The life you are currently living is what it is because of the thoughts, beliefs, actions, and habits you’ve developed over time. Some are good and some are bad. You don’t have to change all of your habits to improve your life significantly. You simply need to develop two new habits. A morning routine and an evening routine
Your morning routine sets the foundation for your day. Instead of hitting the snooze button, get up an hour earlier than you need to. If this sounds daunting, start with 10-minute increments. Instead of waking up at 7, try 6:50. Slowly move the alarm earlier until you’re up at 6. You will be amazed at all of the things you can get done in the mornings, and how it can set you up for success. Use this time to check/respond to email, read, journal, meditate, workout, or get a head start on your to-do list for the day. Sixty minutes of sleep won’t dramatically impact how you feel for the day, but 60 minutes of productive time before your workday can be a game changer.
Your evening routine helps you unwind and decompress from the day. Designate a time when phones and screens are turned off to help you get a better night’s sleep. Spend time with family and preparing for the day ahead. If you’re not a morning workout person, start a habit of taking a walk after dinner or going for a bike ride. Establishing an evening routine of productive habits can set you up for a successful morning. Making time for you in the mornings and the evenings makes it easier to make time for everyone else during the day.
Think about the life that you want and let go of the habits and rituals that aren’t helping you get there. Making a few changes your morning and evening routines can be a game changer for your day, your week, and your life!