I’m going to be honest with you without a morning routine my mornings were a mess. I would jump out of bed and run around like a crazy person. Especially in the midst of a mental health illness when I didn’t have a job or education to help bring structure to my day. My days consisted of going to a coffee shop to write, therapy and maybe hitting the gym if I was leaning more towards mania. When leaning towards mania everything is go go go. I am someone who functions better on less sleep and early morning starts are the one thing I have going for me but without structure, I can find myself spending more time setting myself up for the morning than actually being present in the morning.
I was also diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at 18 and this impacts my life massively. I am the friend who has to double check I have everything at least 4 times before leaving the house and damn this can really throw a spanner in the works when it comes to time management but I have started to get a good thing going with my morning routine and it has made all the difference.
You don’t have to rush around like a madman in order to make your morning routine work for you–you just need to set yourself up for success and learn how this simple yet effective practice can help create better mental health recovery outcomes for yourself or someone else.
Wake up at the same time every day.
Set your alarm and wake up at the same time every day.
I know it sounds simple but just this little thing alone can make a big difference. Last year I started a Tony Robbins Program that talked about the power of following a strict routine with everyday habits and one of the biggest takeaways from the program was Tony’s famous quote
Repetition is the mother of skill.Tony Robbins
I highly recommend investing in some of his programs if you’re serious about making lifelong changes in your life. You can find his Inner Circle Membership here, and I am in no way an affiliate of his products; I just really believe in them. The Hour of Power consists of three phases.
Move and breathe
Get Grateful and Visualize
Use Incantations and Exercise
Doing Hour Of Power every morning has really helped me not only deal with severe anxiety but also helps me to focus on the good in life no matter what is going on around me. It makes you feel truly unstoppable like there is nothing you cannot achieve in this life and there is no better way to set yourself up for success.
Routine is key to success and mental health recovery.
Routine is a habit. It’s a way of life, and it can be difficult to get out of the routine once you’re in it. But if you want to be successful and mentally healthy, then a routine is key.
Routine is what helps us achieve our goals (or at least those goals that are important to us). It allows us time for rest, recreation, and relaxation—and this gives us energy for the next day! If your schedule doesn’t allow for breaks throughout the day or week then that means there’s not enough time left over so that you can complete everything on your list before going home again!
If something needs doing then first ask yourself how long will this take. Then ask yourself if there are any other options available like delegating tasks or hiring someone else who could do them instead…
Now that you know what to do, it’s time to put action behind these tips. Try implementing them into your daily routine as soon as possible! If you’re feeling burnt out from overwork or other stressors in life, make sure that you get enough sleep and make your morning routine a building block to create the future of your dreams.
Let me know how you get on with it and make sure to drop a comment if you find your getting positive results.