A lovely morning routine will leave you feeling refreshed, positive, lively and hopeful. That will lead to a good day where you are joyful and productive. To create a morning routine you will love starts with identifying the activities you love and you want to be a part of it.
There are many activities you can include in your morning routine but not all will be meaningful to you. 1 Corinthians 10:23 tells us that everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial. Select the activities beneficial to your wellbeing.
Selecting activities for your morning routine:
There is a wide range of things you can include in your morning routine and these include meditation – on the word of God; a prayer and gratitude session; your choice of exercise; listening to your spirit to identify anything out of sync; releasing your burdens and cares to the Lord, among others.
To help you create a morning routine you will love, follow the five steps below.
Identify individual activities. Start by identifying the activities you want to be part of your morning routine. Prayerfully do this so God can guide you to the ones that will work best for you.
Set aside time for your routine. Decide on what time to begin and end your morning routine. Then allocate each activity time while remaining flexible in case you need to make changes. Give each activity sufficient time so you don’t rush through them.
Prepare everything you will need. Have all your items ready the previous night so you will not be looking for the things you need in the morning. Prepare the room you will use for your devotional time or exercise. Keep your Bible, journal, pen, exercise gear where you can easily pick them as you start each activity.
Maintain consistency. Work your routine daily till it becomes part of your nature. It is easy to stick with something you love and enjoy doing.
Make adjustments when needed. When creating a routine, it is good to be flexible enough to make changes. As you work your routine, you will note where there is a lack of flow in your activities. This calls for re-arranging activities as necessary.
Having a plan of how you will conduct your morning routine will make it easy to start and maintain one. Jesus reminds us to count the cost when we want to build something of significance (Luke 14:28). Identify what it will cost you to start your morning routine.
As you carry out your morning routine, don’t forget to review it from time to time to make sure it is still enjoyable. This avoids boredom setting in and ruining your morning experience. It can make you abandon your routine altogether when it feels like a burden you must bear each morning.
Creating a morning routine you will love is easy especially where you have a helping hand. The Christian Meditation Journal will be handy in helping you identify a morning routine that works for you. Get your copy today and start your mornings right.