So, I used to wake up at 4:40 am at least 6 days a week.
Jump out of bed.
Get ready and drive to the gym and train my clients from 5:30 am.
Then I’ll open my laptop and get to work.
Work, work...hustle and do too many things all at once.
By Friday night, I am drained and ready to crash on the couch as I try to catch up on the week and chill with my family at home.
You’ve probably seen and read a lot of books, articles, or even signed up to productivity programs to teach you how to be productive and follow some millionaire’s “habits and morning routine”.
How is that working for you so far?
After years of trying what works and doesn’t work for me, I realised I don’t have hours to get ready for my day.
We all have our ‘perfect day formula’ and morning routine.
Wake up at 3:30 am/4 am.
Shower, give my dogs treats, and drive to my workplace, my gym.
When I am at the gym...
I start with writing in my gratitude journal followed by 5-13 minutes of meditation.
Make myself some hot bone broth, read a few pages of my chosen book.
Then check my messages and get to work...I follow the weekly planner that I complete each week to guide me on what I need to work on to stay productive.
I have breakfast around 6:30 am.
I train around 2 pm/3 pm or go out to a nice cafe where I can make that my office for a few hours.
I’m in bed by 7:45 pm/8 pm and usually fall asleep between 8:30 pm and 9 pm depending on when I need to get up the next day.
I go to bed at the usual time and sleep like a baby.
My most productive time of the day is the early morning, by the afternoon I can train or hang out with my gym community and get home early to walk my dogs.
At times, we think that we need this perfect morning routine to start the day strong.
Here’s the thing, your morning routine is yours, it's hard to follow others’ as it must fit into your lifestyle.
You can start the day with mediation, gratitude, or maybe a workout...it can make you feel good.
But there’s nothing worse than following someone else’s plan and forcing it to work for you.
Find something that works for you that fulfills your day, helps your productivity and at the end of the day, it is aligned with what you want to do.