Break it Up
I've been pretty religious about my morning routine for the last seven years.
I wake up at 5am, drink a big glass of water, pour myself a cup of coffee, sit in silence for 10-20 minutes while drinking said coffee, read my "visualmations", read from a personal development book, write in my journal, and then workout.
This routine has become habit. It's a non-negotiable. It's simply what I do every morning, and it's impacted my life positively in too many ways to count.
Of course, there are days where I can't get to every part of my routine. For instance, we just got back from an amazing eight-night vacation to Panama City, Panama. We had a few early morning excursions and a few vacation sleep-ins that cut my routine short. And not getting to do my entire routine makes me realize how much it helps me. Breaking it up and stepping out of the routine a bit makes me appreciate how much the routine means to me.
When we're in the middle of something that feels good and comfortable, it's easy to lose sight of where we're going and how far we've come. By pausing or switching things up, we force ourselves to take stock and to recalibrate. It's the getting back to the thing that gives us the perspective that allows us to appreciate it.
Make it a great day!