Morning Makeover: Your New Morning Gameplan

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Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan.

The best place to start is with the new set of tasks that are most important to you. Figure out a preliminary time during which you want to get them accomplished. If your goal is to go for a run in the morning, you may decide to do that first thing before getting a shower and having breakfast. If your goal is to have a devotional time  each morning, you may decide it would work best after you’ve had a cup of coffee, or maybe even with it. If your goal is to find some time for reading or your favorite hobby in the morning, you could carve out some time before everyone else gets up. The same goes for wanting time in the morning to work on your business or learn something new. I know that I get the bulk of my blog and social media work done first ting in the morning.

Then, work the rest of your morning chores around these new plans. It may take some shuffling around and mixing up of your current routine, but with a little creative thinking and a bit of flexibility, I’m sure you can come up with a working plan!

Making over your morning and turning it into a new routine isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us. It takes a little while to get into the groove of things.

We’ll look at this in a little more detail next week. For now, my suggestion is that you write your new morning game plan down.  Devote some space to it in your planner or bullet journal. It’s easy to forget what you’re planning to do. Writing it down will not only give you a reference to refer back to, but also solidify your new plan in your mind.

Put the note, or notebook where you jotted down your new plan on your night table or somewhere else where you’ll see it first thing in the morning. It will serve as a reminder of what you’re intending to do and do differently in the mornings.

Even though you’ve written your plan down, it’s important to realize it’s not written in stone. These well-laid out plans don’t always work when put into action. Adjust it and make changes as needed until you come up with a new morning game plan that works well for you and the rest of your family. Once you have that it’s time to make it the new routine… something we’ll talk more about next week!

Whew! We made it through 5 days of our 7 day challenge! It is time to relax and recharge for the weekend, but I will see you back here first thing Monday morning!

But first:

Morning Challenge Task #5:  Determine what new tasks you are going to add into your routine, and write down the timeline or workflow of your routine in your planner or bullet journal. Once you complete these tasks, head over to the Facebook page to share your progress with the group!


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About the author : Dakotapam

I'm a Lutheran pastor's wife and mom to six kids, including toddler twin girls. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!

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  1. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me - August 7, 2017 Reply

    I got a bit behind – catching up now! I love what you said about remembering that even though we have a new plan, it’s not set in stone. I know that for me, at least, I get too stuck on “this is what has to be” and then if it doesn’t happen, I get upset about it, feel I’ve “failed,” or whatever. Not good. Best to look at it as with all things – small steps in the right direction toward improvement.

    • Dakotapam - August 10, 2017 Reply

      These perfectionist tendencies tend to creep up and undermine all of our progress. We will be discussing this A LOT in the organization challenge!

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