I snooze the alarm a couple of times in the morning, eventually get up, get a lousy start to the day and am lousy pretty much the rest of the day. I hate it when this happens.
One can argue that a lousy start to the day directly corresponds to how you spend the rest of the day, and since our lives are just a string of days sewn together - a lousy morning routine means a lousy life. (Sounds scary now doesn’t it?)
The above argument is obviously not factually correct. Like being an early morning riser doesn’t promise you all the success, a morning routine is not a necessity for success either. But it does have a positive effect on the rest of your day.
How you start dictates much of how you’ll keep going during your work day or if you’ll end your day on a high note. A good morning routine acts as a safety net for the bad days, it sets a baseline for no matter how terrible your day might go you still accomplished something right in your morning.
A morning routine is not synonymous with waking up early. Wake up at whatever time you’d like. Just follow some simple steps and accomplish some simple tasks the first thing in the morning.
The focus here is not time, but the confidence you get once you complete these tiny steps successfully. This tiny confidence will have a ripple effect on your entire day.
Try it out. It adds an easy 10-20% productivity to your day.