We all have listened "this is the perfect morning routine for the average CEO". The problem with them is not they are too hard or too easy but is that they are tailor-made, something that makes it easier to stick to them. Therefore, in this article, I will be giving you three tips for being your own tailor and creating your (almost) perfect morning routine.
Define at Which Hour You Are Going to Wake Up
When it comes to creating a routine, we definitely should take into account what our circadian rhythm tells us. For instance, our biology is prone to go to bed and wake up at a specific time, you could be an Early Bird (someone who is prone to go to bed early and wake up early too) or a Night Owl (someone who is prone to go to bed and wake up late too).
That's why, if you are a Night Owl, you shouldn't be waking up at 5 am, because even if you make it, your energy levels are going to be on the floor, which won't let you take advantage of waking up early; conversely, you will waste your peak-performance hours (later in the evening) trying to fall asleep.
What is the best way to know which schedule fits best for you? Try waking up at different hours, and measure how you feel along the day. Once you find one that works, stick to it, and don't change it.
Define Your Why of the Routine
Before creating a recipe, a chef has to define what the general perspective (the final flavour of a dish) is going to be like. Based on that, he starts to use certain ingredients that combined will create what he wants for the dish to be. That's what you have to do, specify a general perspective (or a why) for your routine, and then, start thinking of which elements would let you achieve that "flavour" you want for the first hours of your day.
Write Down a List of Habits You Would Like to Incorporate
After specifying a why, and thinking of the possible components your morning routine should have, grab a piece of paper, write all those habits down, write the time you have for doing them, and create your "perfect morning routine" taking into account which of these have things in common, can go together, and will benefit you the most in the long run.
First, you build habits, then they build us