Do You Have One?
Do you have a morning routine already or this is the first time you even hear about it?
The first time I’ve heard about it was 2 years ago, when I’ve signed for some real estate coaching with Kevin Ward. It made perfect sense to me and this when I’ve started researching the subject…and decided to create a new habit for myself. I knew that this is one sure way to help me keep sane in my crazy business.
What is it?
Every morning, when you get out of bed, before you start doing anything else, before you touch your phone,you dedicate time for you and you only. It could be only 15 minutes but if you do it religiously every single day, in a long term in will be a blast for you.
I call my morning routine, my Daily 3. Immediately after I wake up, I do 5-10 minutes of meditation (usually guided). I put my headphones , sit or lay down and do it. Showing up every single day is the most important. Next, I do journal for 5-10 minutes, every single morning. Next I read something positive for 5-10 minutes, currently I read the Osho 365 Daily Meditation.
I’ve started a morning routine 2 years ago along with my real estate 100 Day Listing Challenge. What I did was, getting up at 5 am, and meditate, say affirmations, journal, read, yoga, practice scripts, and then stopped and my chaotic life started to pile up again….
I think that the reason I’ve stopped most likely was that I did way too many things as a beginner, trying to implement so many new habits at once, and at the end it became very very tiring and overwhelming, and I did quit everything at once.
So, I’ve made a commitment to start having a daily morning routine again. I knew that it’s in my best interest to incorporate it into my daily schedule and create new healthy habits.
I am very happy to report that today is Day 134 since I’ve started my Daily 3, and I am still on it.
I think the trick to keep doing it is to start small, and just show up and do it consistently until it becomes your new nature/habit. Also, I've noticed it works great if you can attach it to a habit that you already have. For instance, you brush your teeth daily, so you can attach meditation immediately after you brush you teeth, or you have a coffee every morning, so you can journal while you are drinking your coffee..After you master it, add more habits that you want to implement .
They say that if you do something for 66 Days in a row, it becomes a habit of your. It’s kinda true, I’ve tried it but it’s not that simple…
That and the new habit creation will be a topic for another blog post.
Until next time
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