Define the Morning Rituals That Will Define You

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Some people define their day with a smile on their face and a hot cup of coffee. Others start their day by hitting the snooze button ten times before finally giving up and getting out of bed.

I don't know how you feel about coffee, but I'm sure you'd rather be smiling in the morning, not fighting your alarm clock.

Morning rituals are the perfect way to achieve this. Better yet, throw in a few good habits and you'll be smiling from dawn to dusk.

In this lesson (and video) let's chat about 3 things to define.......

  1. Decide what you want and how to get it
  2. Start applying the morning rituals you want
  3. Keep track of your progress
Define the Morning Rituals That Will Define You

1. Decide and define what you want and how to get it

Before you start changing your life, there's the question of what you want to change. Try to decide on something specific, something meaningful to you. The idea behind this it to keep you motivated to stick to your new rituals.

Now, some people feel like they can also achieve their goals with an afternoon or evening ritual as well, but I would personally recommend you stick to a morning ritual. After all, it will set the tone for the rest of your day!

2. Start applying the morning rituals you want

I think it would be easier to explain my points if I use an example, so let's say you want to have better control over your impulses. I didn't randomly choose this example. Creating a healthy habit takes self-discipline. Whatever your goal is, you will need it to stick to the plan.

It can be a bit embarrassing to talk about self-control problems, but they need to be addressed nevertheless. Let's say you feel attracted to one of your coworkers and can't help but be a bit flirty with him. He doesn't feel the same way about you and feels uncomfortable.

A good morning ritual for you would be to take a few minutes to clear your mind and think about personal boundaries and how you make him feel. Look yourself in the mirror and clearly state that you will be professional. It's completely normal to want intimacy, so you should look for someone who wants you as much as you want them instead.

Another problem that plagues more people now thanks to the Internet is buying things they don't need. You could create a morning ritual in which you decide on the amount of money you can spend that day.

Support your morning rituals with good habits throughout the whole day. When you're about to buy junk food, take a moment and ask yourself if there aren't better options. Chances are you can get something healthier with less money.

2. Keep track of your progress

This is a crucial step that a lot of people leave out. Be sure to always look at how your life has improved since you've adopted your new habits. Change comes gradually, but you will see that things are getting better each day.

There are two big reasons why you should do this. The first one is to see where your morning rituals could use some improvement. Maybe that budget you decided to stick to is a bit too strict, for example. You should always look for ways to tweak and fine-tune your morning ritual to get the best results.

The second reason is simpler: You do it to motivate yourself. By seeing your progress, you will be more motivated to push forward and reach your goal.

You'll see how much you'll change yourself and your environment. In just a bit of time, you'll see that you'll have much more self-control than before. This way, the habits you defined in the past will start defining your future.

Maybe the sun rises every morning to get a better look at you. While that is just a maybe, one this is for sure – you have to get a better look at your mornings. Now take a look why....

You know how good morning sounds like an oxymoron? But the sooner you define your morning habits, the greater your day, week, month, and life will be.

Dan Trepanier

Certified, Personal Wellness Trainer