How to Get the Most Out of Your Mornings, Small Business Owners
Updated: Feb 28
If you're like most people, then you probably have at least some sort of morning routine. It may go something like this: Alarm clock goes off, smash the snooze button a few times, roll out of bed, rush through some sort of habit of getting dressed, scarf down whatever you can get your hands on, and get out the door.
More often than not, especially as small business owners, that routine likely sounds familiar.
And while it's nice to have that routine, sometimes it's nice to mix things up and make it more exciting. Small business owners already struggle with monotony with our days so it is all the more important to spice things up. Plus, that energy or change can help set the tone for success throughout the day!
Here are a couple of ideas to make sure you're getting the most out of your mornings and start the day off on the right foot!
1. Start Off Right the Evening Before
That's right, good mornings start with a great night! I like to end my busy days by reflecting on everything I did, what I'm thankful for, and setting my intentions for tomorrow.
I use a journal from Habit Nest called the Morning Sidekick Journal and a notebook for any extra lists, to-do items, or appointments I need to keep in the front of my mind. It's important to keep your lists short and easy to do, especially when forming habits, so start by writing one thing your thankful for or keeping your intention-setting limited to a handful of easy tasks that you can complete without much effort (like drinking a glass of water or eating breakfast).
If Journals are not your thing or if you're the type of person thats a real kid at heart, I really love the idea of shower notes. We all know how showers go in the evening for small business owners... we spend at least some time staring at the wall thinking about our business. I highly recommend trying some shower crayons. It sounds silly, but honestly its been an amazing help and stress reliever.
If that is a bit to childish or you prefer something