Do you have a morning routine? Does it seem like literally everyone is asking you that question? Well, it’s my turn!
There’s a ton of blog posts and articles out there on why you should have a morning routine and why you should do some arbitrary number of things or it doesn’t count. They’ll include things that they think you should do because they think it’s important, like having breakfast or working out early. (I’ll write later about why telling somebody what they should do is a bad idea.)
The reason everyone and their dog is jostling to tell you about their morning routines and why you should have your own is that they WORK.
The intention of a morning routine (or any routine, really: it can be a nightly routine if you’re not an early bird) is to create consistency in your day so that you know what’s coming, you know what you’re going to do, and you have something familiar to return to if you feel like you’re drowning in chaos. For me, it’s a way to get several things done that I know I won’t be able to concentrate enough on in the evenings or might run out of time to do if I don’t do them first thing.