If you're feeling rushed and starting everyday on the wrong side of the bed, it's likely you:
A) Look at your phone right when you get up
B) Get up with less than 30 minutes to get ready
C) Wake up to clutter
D) All of the above
It's common, so you're not alone - I, myself, can sense a MASSIVE shift in my mood when I do A, B, or C - also known as, I'm actin' like a real asshole.
When I do the right morning routine, I'm all:
What's the best morning routine?
Well, sneak attack: it starts at night!
As you know, I hate #*$@ing phones - kidding, kidding, but really I rarely want one. When I get my house phone, I'll call you on it and chitchat on my kitchen counter all day long, but, I digress.
TWO HOURS BEFORE YOU NEED TO BE ASLEEP: TURN YOUR PHONE ON AIRPLANE, DND, SILENT OR OFF - WOAH, YOU CAN CONNECT WITH THE HUMANS YOU LIVE WITH! OR, YOURSELF.
ONE HOUR BEFORE ZZ'S: SPEND IT SANS ELECTORNIC AND SOLO IF YOU CAN.. I READ UNTIL I FALL ASLEEP.
TWO HOURS BEFORE YOU NEED TO BE AT WORK, SCHOOL, FIRST ACTIVITY, INSERT OTHER ACTIVITY HERE:
AWAKE BEFORE THE REST OF YOUR HOUSE TO A PEACEFUL ALARM CLOCK (PLEASE DON'T CHECK INSTAGRAM). HAVE COFFEE, JUICE, WATER - WHATEVER IT MAY BE. MEDITATE FOR FIVE MINUTES & WRITE DOWN WHAT'S IN YOUR HEAD IN A JOURNAL. ^ This takes only 15 minutes, so I know you can get up before everyone and sneak some alone time in! It really will change your life if you refrain from texting anyone or checking e-mails, social, etc. until you've spent time being internal vs. external. No one wants you to respond to them at 5:30am anyway, trust me, my friends will verify.
SPEND THE REMAINDER OF YOUR MORNING GETTING READY, EXERCISING OR WORKING ON A PROJECT YOU LOVE. INCLUDE BREAKFAST, PLEASE & THANK YOU.
I hope you try this, or some form of it - and let me know how it goes! If you only take one aspect, may it be a game changer.