33 | Design your own MORNING Routine! start your day your way!

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Isn't it wonderful to begin each day in your own way?

Have you ever attempted, like I have, to adopt the morning routine of successful individuals in order to be like them?

Have you forced yourself to get up earlier every day in the hopes of having a better day?

It's time to change your perspective on your morning routine and begin thinking more clearly.

Together, let's design your morning.

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We've heard about morning routines a lot these days. You know, mornings are supposed to be some peaceful, relaxing moments of the day, but some of the Times, in contrast, we experience the kind of overwhelming, discouraging and unmotivated moments in the morning, and maybe it's related to our morning routine. So if you want to know about how to have a tailor made version of morning routine, just specifically for your own life, designed for you, I mean, then maybe this podcast episode is for you. So what do you say? Let's dive into today's time. Be The best version of yourself. Mamma, I'm master is a, and welcome to mamast and ask for mother. MOMS were eager to achieve a simpler, more intentional life. In this podcast, you're going to rewrite the screen in reinvent the culture of Motherhood Together. Remember, becoming a mother is the beginning of our prosperity, not forgetting our soulves. A fulfilled, healthy, confident and productive mom is all we need to be to guarantee our family's future. I'm an admission to make you feel empowered and less overwhelmed. We'll focus on productivity, parenting, mindfulness, minimalista, sustainable lifestyle, financial awareness, besides, family wellness. I'm here to help you brought a new horizon and gain clarity on showing up as your best mamaself. So let's build you up today. Let's dive into it. Hello, everybody, how are you doing? Long time no see. Well, Um, you know, it takes about three weeks for me to just come back to the podcast because I was struggling with a disease and I love...

...asked my voice Um in some extent. So Um, yeah, sorry for this much, I mean delay, Um, in publishing the podcast episodes. I was really eager to just come and hang out with you guys from behind my mic, but unfortunately my voice quality was not really good, so I preferred to not to come with a very bad, I mean voice quality. And then, unfortunately, because of, Um, the big change that I that I've been through in the past month of my life, that something might know that I migrated to another country. Then, Um, yeah, because of the the I mean the huge amount of tasks that I had, so I didn't have any kind of podcast dispatched. So it takes three weeks for me and I wanted to just clarify it for you, because all the Times do we think that maybe other people can, I mean, implement all of the things that are in their schedule very, uh, normally and very perfectly. But, you know, I wanted to tell you that, yeah, my program and my plan and my schedule is also, Um, not done a hundred percent most of the Times because of the unexpected things that happen in our life, like the big changes that we are through, like, Um, the things that are unexpected in our life. So it happened for me too, and I really like to talk about my imperfections, Um, and my schedules and my plans, and I really like to tell you that, yeah, these are the challenges that we're facing in our day to day life and what is important is to tackle, Um and and and to manage our challenges in the moment that we're in it. Um, it is really not important to just do whatever that we have planned out a hundred percent because,...

...uh, some of the Times it happens that yet the situation is not the same as the time that you are planning it out. But Um, yeah, it is important to be prepared for every kind of unexpected actions and our loves, so let's get to our today's topic. Today we're going to talk about morning routines, and let's start with the word routine. Routine or a series of actions that we put together and we think that if we do them with with the exact order that we just think about them, then we will achieve a good or optimized result. So we call it a routine, so something that we do it on a regular basis, and this regular basis is something like daily basis, weekly basis, monthly basis, any routine that is, uh, that that you're thinking about. So you think that if you do them Um, every week, every day, on a regular basis, I mean, you would get a good result. And most of the Times it is based on our prior experiences in our lives. So, for example, whenever you're thinking about having a morning routine, it happens that you think that, based on the prior experiences in your life, then you you would have a guess of it. For example, I do these sort of actions, Um, then I would have a better version of my morning. So, Um, it is really important that it's based on your prior experiences and it is designed in a way to just improve your quality of life in that area that you're having a routine for that. So this was about the word routine, but about morning routine. So this combination, it is something that...

...these days, a lot of people are talking about. There are a lot of books about that, there are a lot of speeches about that, a lot of instagram posts, and because it is attractive and we think that maybe this is a solution to a lot of our failures, then this topic is so hot and a lot of people are talking about that. In order to just, Um, I mean hit the target audience. So, Um, yeah, I thought that maybe I need to talk about this Um in a more logical way in order to help all of us to tackle it for for just one time in our life and to just not go over, I mean, the fat topics of these days of life, for example, five am clock warnings or anything like that, because I do extremely believe that we need to have a tailor made version of our warning routines, so there aren't any kind of general prescription for the general for for the I mean morning routine that we need to have that. So we need to design our own morning routine, but it has some of the steps that, Um, that can help us to just logically design a morning routine for ourselves. So mornings are the time of the day that I really believe that they can be very, very relaxing and peaceful ef we plan for them. So if you are, I mean, the follower of moment ists or a listener of the podcast for some time, you know that we have a time blocking system, that it consists of five block of of the day and the first block is morning block. So in the morning block, I do believe that every mom every woman who is busy need to have that time of the day who just thinks about herself, poor to herself and to start the day in a very smooth way,...

...to just be not overwhelming or stressful at all. So this time, I know and I understand that some of the times it is really hard to to just have this time for yourself. But, Um, I I always insist that please plan it out for yourself to have just five minutes, ten minutes of that time in the beginning of the day, because whatever you pour your cop in the beginning of the day, then you can pour the cop of other family members Um in a better way. So you need to charge your battery in the first place in order to be able to charge other people's batteries. And you know that you are a very important person in your family. You are the kind of backbone for your family. So you need to to take it into consideration, to just do something for yourself to have this time. So, Um, I've talked about waking up earlier in episode number thirty. True, please go back to that episode and just see how you can re engineer the process and just see what is the best time for you to wake up. You know, don't ever think about Um the I mean topics of like break up at four or thirty in order to be successful, at five to be successful. You know, the waking up early of definition for anybody just differs. So you need to have your own definition of waking up early and based on that, I mean define a kind of space in the beginning of the day for yourself and call it the morning block time. And then we need to just design some sort of actions and routine for ourselves in order to do in this time. You know, some of the times we...

...think that if we set aside a kind of Um, an hour or thirty minute for ourselves for mourning, then that's it, you know. But so of the Times, it happens that we wake up, for example, at that time that we're supposed to wake up, but because we didn't think about what should we do in this time, or we don't have any plan for that, then after a while we would be discouraged unmotivated because, you know, it is completely normal. We don't have any plan, we don't know what to do, and so we feel like useless. So, Um, we want to just design what are the actions that we need to take in this time of the day, which is some sort of pure and sacred time for us. And, by the way, we had a mom talk. Um, I don't know if it was number twenty or twenty one. Mom Talk Number Twenty twenty one. It was about sacred mourning. You can, Um have a says to that in our youtube channel and instagram page. Uh, so, all of the links are in the description box stand below. You can have access to that. So I do believe that this Stuf is really sacred. So we need to first of all create that time for ourselves and then think about what should be doing that Um time. That is so we're about to design our morning routine, but just before that, I wanted to tell you that please stay tuned until the very end of this podcast episode because I'm going to tell you a very, very valuable bonus point. So please stay tuned. Okay. Well, in order to design your morning routine, you really need to consider what you need to do and what you need to not to do. So a list of two US and not to use. Um. I, you know, instinctively believe that we should not really...

...take heart on ourselves in the morning routine. So I do not believe in a very long list of actions for the morning routine, like don't get a lot of exercises, doing, I don't know, study and stuff like that. But it can occasionally happens at the times in I mean based on the season of the life that we're in, we really need to do, for example, Um, a power hour of work in the morning routine or doing our studies in the morning routine. But, you know, Um, I think that the definition of morning routine is something, I mean a series of actions that can help us feel better in the first few moments of the day. It shouldn't be something hard and complicated. So there are least, I mean three list of questions that I think answering to them can help us to get to know what are the actions that we need to do in our morning routine in order to design our morning routine. But you know, bitside that I think there should be a list of actions that we shouldn't do um in the morning routine because if we do them, uh, it literally deteriorate our day. And you might imagine what is the first and foremost UM action in the list of not to douse? Um, I guess that. You Guess It is Mobile I mean surfing the web with our mobiles or going to different social media platforms. You know that it is really grabbing our time in a very, very unfair way, that you know, some of the times we literally Um, find ourselves two or three hours of serving the net with our...

...mobile devices, you know, casually without any kind of benefit, and so it feels really bad, Um, in the first moments of the day. You feel really overwhelmed, stressed out, you feel useless, you feel that you can manage your day, and so, Um, I really want you to create a list of not to douse for your morning routine and a list of two Doos, and in the list of not to us whether, UM, your mobile is in the list or not. I really want you to think twice about Um, I mean the possibility of not using mobile in the morning. You know, Um, in one of the workshops, I was telling the audience, I think, the people that we're attaining in the workshop, about, Um, the necessity of not using wile devices in the morning, and some of them told me that, okay, I'm, for example, reading books from my mobile device. I'll listen to podcast episodes from my mobile device, and I totally can relate to that. You know, I am also a percent dependent on my mobile device. But I want to tell you that, um, literally, most of the times when we go and grab our mobile devices, then the next decision is made by our mobile device. You know, Um, like, for example, I wanted to listen to a podcast, but, you know, I find myself just, Um scrolling the instagram page. So, Um, in order not to happen, in order for that not to happen, we really need to take to to think to us about, Um, whether we should use our mobile device in the morning or not. I'm telling you about switching some of the actions in your morning routine or changing the way that you want to do those actions in...

...order to decrease the possibility and the chance of Um, mobile casual device. Like, for example, if you wanted to read a book from your mobile device, wouldn't be better if you switch to a kind of hardcopy version of your book in the morning so that you would feel better? You would feel, Um, you know you you feel awesome after reading a book which is hard copy, and and a lot of you will know that. And of the Times it is the excuse of using, for example, mobile device for a good purpose that, um, I mean motivates us to go and grab our mobile device. But after that it might happen that, okay, we go to, for example, social media platforms and waste a lot of our time based on that. So I want you to create a stuff, uh, not to use. For me personally, the first foremost and I think the most important one of them, is using mobile device. So I don't want to use my mobile device in the morning um routine, I mean in my morning routine. So for you it might be mobile device, for a lot of you it might be, Um, I don't know, uh, grabbing something sweet in the early mornings. UH, whatever that is in your mind. You know that what is that, Um, kind of action that you don't want to take because you know that it doesn't have any benefit for you. Please write it down and then, uh, for the actions that you need to do in the morning routine. You need to answer to these three questions. First of all, Um, I want you to answer to this. How do you feel in the mornings these days of your life?...

Do you feel stressed out? You feel discouraged? Do you feel satisfied? Do you feel you know something in between? Please write it down for yourself. Write it down because it is important. Maybe we really a lose sight of the fact that we don't feel good in the mornings and most of the times we don't know what is the root cause of, for example, feeling bad in the early mornings, Um, and when we think to us about that, we would understand that. Well, okay, it's something related to Um, the very first moments of the day. So about your feeling, please embrace it and please write it down. What is the exact feeling that you have? For for the next question, I want you to write down the answer of this question. Why do you feel that way? So, if you're stressed out, why you feel stressed out? If you're discouraged, why you feel discouraged? If you're unmotivated, why do you think you felt unmotivated? If you're satisfied, why? Good for you in the first place, but why do you feel satisfied in the morning? So, Um, you know, a lot of you might know me. This is my approach towards towards, I mean tackling every one of the challenges in my own life too, and in the workshops when I'm Um telling you about planning, goal setting and managing your life, controlling your life, are always start with self assessment. And you know, I do believe that no one can know you better than you. So you are the one who know every one of the feelings that you have. You are they one who know everyone of the, I mean, reasons behind your feelings. So you should go and just discover it. You know, self discovery is really important. So and the second question, I wanted you to write down their reason why you feel that way...

...in the morning. And in the third question, I want you to answer, Um, what actions do you think, if you do it, can help you to create a better experience in the morning? What actions do you think, if you do, can help you to create a better experience in the morning? So answering these three questions might take Um, not more than ten minutes for you, but it will clarify everything for you. It will help you to know. Well, you know, I need to do all of these things in the least. I need to do, I don't know, in these two or three actions in the least. Then I would feel great. So why am I doing, Um, a lot of research about morning Grietine, trying to imitate other people's morning Grietine, trying to just copy what other people are doing in order to feel good? You know, I know. Why should I need to do to feel good? For me personally, it is grabbing a cup of coffee and just thinking about my day and prioritizing my tasks. These three things can really help me to feel good, to have a good experience Um, to feel ready for the day. For for some of you, it might be doing a little bit of exercising, doing a little bit of meditation. You've got going for a walk. You know, for everyone it really is different. For my sister it is um painting in the morning. So it is Taylor made Um. If I go and search for the Earth for the morning routines, no one of them really advised painting, but you know, for my sister that works and she really feels good after doing that. So it really is dependent to your own feelings and your own reasons for for um the kind of feeling that you have.

So that's it. You designed your morning routine. This is your morning ritine. There's are the actions that you need to take in order to feel good in the first place, and the list of not to douse can help you, Um, to just take, I mean to rip the benefits of this sacred morning by not doing them. So those are also really important for me. My list of not to do is come always to the habit tracker part of my planner and I track them every day in order to help me to quit those habits, like grabbing my mobile device and the morning and the morning blog is Um, I mean it was for a long time in my habit tracker. Then I eventually could do that. So when you see on your piece of paper is your morning routine, there's no need for any extra resource to tell you and to dictate you that you need to do this action in order to feel good in the morning. You don't need any kind of Um morning routine from other people. You are the person who is leaving you and you are the one who knows what is the best thing that you need to do. So you designed your morning routine and then you wrote down the list of actions that were in the list of not to do in your habit tracker and you're good to go. What you need to do in the next step is to use a tracker, a planner, a piece of paper for this week of your life and write down the list of actions that was designed for your morning routine and do them at least for seven consecutive days with the help of the tracker or the planner that you have. And in the fourth step, I want you to to just assess your overall satisfaction after seven days of...

...doing those actions that you thought in the first place maybe they're good for your morning routine. So after seven days of consecutive Um, I mean commitment to those actions, you can go through the three questions that you had and you answer to them. In the first place, the three questions were how do you feel in the morning, why you feel that way and what actions do you think, if you do, can help you to create a better experience. You know, some of the times we designed good morning routines for ourselves, but we do it just only for one day and after one day we prejudge that. Okay, maybe that does not work. You know, we need to just, Um, be patient. Whenever we were designing our learning routines and whenever we're going to be committed to them, we need time. You know, your morning routine needs to needs time to be settled down to be beneficial for you, for you to see the results of that morning routine. So you need time, you need to be patient. Just, please, please, be committed to seven days of consecutive Um Action, Um, and don't ever change your morning routine like after two days, after one day. Just be committed to your answers and your thought and trust yourself at least for seven days. Do them and then you can assess. I really do believe in weekly assessments. Um, after one week you can just assess what have you done, not not only in your morning routine, but also in all of the areas of your life, all of the Times of your day or your week, you can assess. You can really use the kind of assets the self assessment as a very, very effective tool for progressing each and...

...every day of your life. And you know, for those of you that have momentous planner, you know that weekly meeting with yourself is one of the parts in our planners. So please take that into consideration. After one week, please, Um go through the questions that you asked yourself in the first place and see what are the replications after seven days of doing them. You may need a little bit of modification, but you know, it happens that after a while, if we just commit to what we have written down in a piece of paper, we feel really, really better. So all we need is commitment and consistency. And for those of you who know me, you know that commitment and consistency is a thing for me. I really do believe that. I even had a podcast episode about the magic of commitment consistency. We have momentist club, Um, I mean Mama Best Club. That is a place that people come together and practice commitment and consistency. I really think that a lot of our problems come from not having commitment and consistency in our plans and our schedules. And there is no problem with us, there is problem just with not having commitment. So this was it. This was the process of designing morning routine for ourselves. But you know, I told you that I have a bonus point for you and the end of this podcast episode. For those of you who are waiting for that bonus episode, that's it. You know, I want to tell you that, as a bonus point, after implementing a lot of morning routines, after trying a lot in order to just have the best possible morning routine for myself that suits every day...

...of my life, I inderstood that I need two versions of morning routine for myself. Really, I can't call it complete version of morning routine and a very easy version of my morning routine. And what do I mean by that? For the days that everything isn't it is in its place and everything isn't routine, then then, for example, you can have your complete morning routine like, for example, you go to bed at the time that you were supposed to, at ten pm, then you can wake up at five am and then you can have, um, your complete version of morning routine, whether it is anything that you have designed. But for those days that something unpredictable happens or something doesn't go based on the plan, you need an easy version of your morning routine. Otherwise you would feel miserable, you would feel that you were not good, you would feel unmotivated for the rest of your day. And what do I mean by the easy morning routine? Just to think of some of the tinny tiny actions that you can take that can help you boost Um and the very first moments of your day. For me, my easy version of morning routine is just grabbing a cup of coffee and watching the I mean watching outside from the window. This is just that simple. For some years of my life, my easy version of morning routine was my skin routine. And you know, it really depends on yourself. So, yeah, that was the whole process of designing and morning routine for yourself. Let's recap a little bit. We started by the definition of their routine and then we continued with the definition of morning routine and also, Um, we had a little recap of time blocking system, which I prefer you go and...

...listen to that episodes and episode number fifteen more in depth, and also the mom talks number twenty in episode number thirty two about waking up early. So, Um, after that, when we framed about, I mean our mind about the morning routine, we went through the process of designing the morning routine by asking ourselves three questions of how do you feel these days in the mornings, why do you feel that way, and what actions do you think if you do, help you to create a better experience based on those questions, hopefully you design a morning routine for yourself and by using a tracker Um and doing all of the things that you have designed for yourself in the morning routine for at least seven consecutive days Um, you would be able to understand and to modify your morning routine week after week after week, and after seven days, I told you, can assess your overall satisfaction and ask yourself these three questions again and then enhance the quality of your morning routine. And as a bonus point, I told you that you need to have two versions of your morning routine, one for the, I mean m usual days of your life, that you can have a very complete morning routine in terms of the actions that you would like to do in your mornings, and then an easy version of your morning routine. And I told you that, after years of implementing this technique, I can say that every day of my life I'm satisfied with how I spend my morning routines. And we also mentioned Um some of the actions that it is better not to do in your morning routine, like using your mobile phone in the mornings. So I hope that this episode would help you in a way and then you could design a very um tailor made version...

...of morning routine for yourself. Thank you all for hanging out with me. I'm always more than happy to come here and talk with you guys. I hope that every one of you um would have a morning routine for yourself of any kind, because, you know, really really mourning are blessing and every one of us need to embrace mornings. So thank you all and I have a very nice day and time ahead. Goodbye. Thanks for listening to the moments podcast. If you enjoyed today's episode, please subscribe. That way you will receive fresh episodes every week. Did you know that together, we can change the forgetti culture of caring and sharing and proved that would care for each other and ourselves? Just you need to head over to Itunes, subscribe and then leave a positive review so that many more women can benefit. The second way is to take a screenshot of this very episode, tag me at moment's officials and go share it in your instagram stories. I truly look forward to connecting with you, so stay tuned.

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