Our lives are inundated with additional things to do, places to be, social networks to join. There doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to keep up with all of the new, let alone maintain your daily life. That isn’t your full story.
What happens between the hours of 5am and 7am (or whatever works)? You can have a productive morning, working towards your goals.
On top of trying to keep up with the Jones’, there is the psychological aspect of it all as well: FOMO or, Fear of Missing Out. Similar to YOLO, or, You Only Live Once. Both can play mind games with you, causing you to try and do more with less, thus becoming overall less productive, less efficient, and down in the dumps. Your story isn’t finished.
Take Control by Having a Productive Morning
Most people get up just early enough to get ready and get to work or school. But what if you got up and gave yourself an extra hour or two in the morning, before school, before work, before the onslaught of emails, to-do lists, and emergencies take over your day to focus on your passions? What would your morning look like? How would you utilize those two hours? Here are the steps to take back your morning, become super productive, and achieve your goals, all while indulging in your passion. Sounds pretty awesome, yeah?
Step 1: Block off the time in your calendar.
Whatever calendar app you use, block off those two hours. They are yours and yours only. Make it a priority.
Step 2: Figure Out What you want to Accomplish First
- Do you want to read more books?
- Write more content?
- Record a podcast?
- Connect with others on social media?
- Write a book?
Step 3: Set a Measurable Goal against a Timeline
Goals are fantastic, but they are even more effective if they have a timeline and deadline attached.
- 25 books by 31 December
- 2 articles a day; 10 articles a week
- 10, 30 minute episodes 1 day/week.
- Grow followers to X over 90 days
- Write 2,500 words a day for 20 days to reach 50,000 words.
For example, you could set a goal of writing two blog posts per morning session for 8 weeks. Assuming you write 2 blog posts each morning, 5 days a week, at the end of 8 weeks, you would have 80 blog posts written. Or what if you recorded two podcasts per morning?
How would this change your life? I challenge you to take a 30-day challenge, where you commit to a goal and work through it everyday. Leave a comment and let me know what your goal is. I’ll hold you accountable.