Have you ever seen or read about the “One Billion Dollar Morning Routine?” If not, watch it here. The video starts off with Jim Kwik saying: “If you can win the morning, you can win the day.” Although his morning routine is extensive, he has built healthy habits by doing so. Every day he does the same type of routine—he admits some days not everything gets done:
- Recall my dreams
- Make the bed
- Drink water and take my supplements
- Focuses on breathing
- Move for one to two minutes
- Take a cold shower
- Make a tea
- Create: A To-Do List, A To-Be List, AND A To-Feel List
- Make a smoothie
- Brain training
- Start the day with the most difficult task
While some of this is probably unrealistic for most of us, he encourages us to take the first hour of the day to ourselves. He says that it’s important to take care of ourselves before taking care of others.
How Do You Start a Routine?
Start off small. Do not wake up the next morning and decide to do a routine that might take up to 2.5 hours to complete. Maybe start off by getting up at the same time every day or by going outside as soon as you wake up for fifteen minutes. Download a habit tracker on your phone and try to do the same thing for a week straight.
When it comes to the physical and mental importance of having a routine, there are a lot of benefits! Including:
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduces stress
- Promotes healthier eating
- Your to-do list is more likely to be completed
- Overall a happier and more positive outlook on life
Reflection on Routines
It can definitely be a challenge to start but it is possible to do it. Having a daily routine might give you the time to start a project you’ve been saying that you don’t have time for. Starting a routine might be what you need to start your days off better! Start today by planning your tomorrow.