Morning routines have been in the spotlight over the last couple of years namely because of social media. You can hear so many influencers, entrepreneurs and even celebrities buzzing about why morning routines are important with some even going as far as to share exactly what they do in theirs.
While the media has the power to show the great side of things, I think that it also has the power to show misconceptions too. So, I’d like to talk about some common myths surrounding morning routines. Once you read these, you can read another post I wrote on how to create a routine that works for *YOU*.
In this post, I’m going to dispel 6 myths that I believe hold people back from creating their own routine.
Myth #1 I have to wake up at the crack of dawn
Creating a morning routine has much more to do with consistency and creating the simple discipline of doing the same thing over and over again until it becomes a habit than it is about waking up at the crack of dawn every day. When you wake up is entirely up to you.
Myth #2 There is only one right way
The best thing about your morning routine is the word YOUR. You get to create your morning routine the way you want it. It should be as unique as you are. Morning routines work best when they are created to suit and benefit you, not someone else. Your morning routine should help you kickstart your day in a way that allows you to feel centered and confident so that you are able to handle whatever challenges come your way, versus feeling unprepared and frazzled.
Myth #3 Successful people do 28 Different Things Before Breakfast
Meditation, yoga, working out, praying, journaling. learning the guitar, reading, visualization, affirmations, juicing…
You get the point.
All of these things are great in their own respect, but they can also serve as unnecessary distractions from what you deem as your most important work.
Now I’m not saying that you need to throw all of those things out the window. What I am saying is that you should focus on completing your most important task first because you’re refreshed and recharged when you rise.