This episode is JAM PACKED with hacks that will change your days.
Here’s the bottom line:
Either your run your day or it will run you.
Here is a message from Lindsay, about this podcast:
Today’s podcast is all about your morning routine. But it’s really so much more than that. It’s about having happy, productive days without feeling overwhelmed.
We are all juggling so much and I think we are all here for ways to get more done in less time so you have more free time and don’t feel buried under your to do list.
In preparing for this podcast, I’ve been researching the morning routine of high performers for months. And I really think I’ve found lots of breakthroughs here. There’s so much we can learn from each other and from other people who have mastered something we are trying to become awesome at.
Here are some of the best lessons I’ve learned that I think will help you craft your ideal morning routine 🌤
First step- wake up on time. Set your alarm and don’t hit snooze.
It's like you're telling yourself - you are in charge.
Then, I think you take one hour totally for yourself. I love this in the form of at at-home workout. Do what you feel like for your mind and your body. This is where I center. Sometimes I listen to podcasts or audio books or watch an online course. Or sometimes, I workout in silence and just think. I’ll think about the day or the week or try to solve a problem or just have quite time to be grateful.
I really think you have to make a morning routine of it so it just happens. There’s no decision to be made each morning. Even if you don't feel like it- do the best you can that day.
Do it before your phone starts going and people start needing you!
Then, take a freezing shower. There are so many great health benefits but also just to be tough for the day.
Then, do your 3 most important tasks of the day. For a few reasons. Studies have shown that you are your sharpest for the first 3 hours of the day. So let's not use that mindlessly scrolling social media or replying to emails.
These 3 things should somehow have the highest impact on your year. They can be small things or big things - sometimes things we procrastinate on actually don't take us very long. Maybe you need to find someone's email that you want to do business with and send them an email- if you just write it down and do the first step- it's often so much easier than you think.
I've procrastinated for so long on some things then when I actually do it, it's like 20 minutes. I'm like holy hell that's been on my list for 3 months and I look at it everyday and do something else.
Then save your other things for later in the day - making doctors appointments and following up on things … you don't need to be your absolute sharpest for those.
Ok so back to social media and emails. You 💯 cannot check these things first thing in the morning. You have to protect yourself and your time. Here’s the thing with social media, it makes you compare yourself to others. Even if you have a really healthy relationship with social media, that’s just the nature of it.
And if you check your emails first thing, then you let your emails control how your morning and your day goes. And you likely will never get to the 3 most important things that will help move you towards your goals. And it makes you operate on the defensive, not the offense. Don't let other people determine what you do, you decide what you want to get done.
Here are a few other nighttime routine tips to think about:
✨ The key to a good morning routine is a good night routine
✨ Get enough sleep
✨ Call a quitting time so you have time to unplug and refresh for the next day
✨ To wind down each night- stretch if that feels good and take a warm shower then make your list for the day.
✨ Don't end up scrolling your phone for hours in bed and going to bed too late
✨ Know wh