So it’s not the 19th of November, nor is this a post about my morning routine, as I initially intended. I must admit I feel pretty bad about lying online, for the whole world to see (and lying in general, of course). I hate not keeping my promises, but work got in the way of my normal (aka blogging) morning routine for the past three weeks.
To get back on track with blogging, I have prescribed myself the following Christmas challenge from 1-23 December:
- Dedicating minimum four hour of powers to blogging per week
- Publishing two blog posts per week
- Publishing two instagram posts per week
This week’s hour of powers will be spend on preparing topics etc. for the Christmas challenge.
Let’s do this!
As mentioned, I have initiated a new morning routine to solve my problems related to blogging – or, rather, lack thereof. You see, identifying my problems made me realize that all of them can be solved… in the morning, the time where I am the most focused and productive.
Being tired after work? Solution: Working in the morning. To me, this meant:
- Go to bed earlier, to wake up (relatively…) energized
- Drink ice cold water when I wake up, to prime my mind
- Luckily, I did not have to wake up earlier, seeing as I chose to re-prioritize my existing morning routine (I wake up at 07:00, spend an hour on my routine, and then get ready for work).
Lack of inspiration despite a million ideas? Solution: Pick and stick to one idea until completion. To me, this meant:
- Pick the first blog idea that comes to mind
- Free-write on the post outline
- Continue to fine tune writing until satisfaction, aka completion
Not having a routine to follow? Solution: Use my existing morning routine. To me, this meant:
- Stop watching and reading news in the morning (instead, listen to news while getting ready/on the way to work)
- Set up blogging station (aka my computer…) in designated writing spot
- Start writing
I am so happy about my new morning writing routine. I truly thrive when I start the day accomplishing something important me, and this positive energy stays with me throughout the day.
This Gretchen Rubin inspired “identify, solve, thrive” routine is super easy, and is applicable to basically everything standing in your way to achieve your goals. Now, I almost wish that I have more problems, so I can use the method! What about you, feel like giving it a try?
I will continue finetuning my morning routine, by researching the inspiring webpage turned book My Morning Routine.