I have had a sort of morning routine going for quite a while, and I tend to dip in and out of it as it suits. What I need to do is make sure I do more of it more frequently.
Here is what's on my moning routine checklist:
- Get up by 6:30am
- Coffee and check to do list
- Drink water
- Face, teeth, moisturise
- Dressed, hair, make-up, accessorise
- Make bed
- Evie dressed
My morning routine is currently set up in my Wunderlist app. Morning routine is the task, with the items in in as subtasks.
The main problem I have with this is that once I 'complete' the morning routine, at least as far as I am going to that day, it will automatically tick off all the sub tasks. So I can't look back and see how much of what I missed, if that makes sense! I don't know how often I will want to do it, but in the early stages it's quite nice to know.
If I miss a day, or forget to mark it off, I then need to go through and mark the previous day as complete. So again I don't have a reminder that I missed it. So while it is handy and pings me a reminder, it isn't as helpful to me at the moment as I'd like it to be.
I have a filofax I am working on at the moment, and I will be adding a day per page planner to it, with my morning routine on, so that I can keep track of what I do and don't do, along with notes. Just as a bit of backup for now while I try to make these routines habit.
Hopefully I will get it done today ready for Monday's new start!