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Struggling with Your Morning Routine? Here’s the Fix

If your social media feed is anything like mine, you will be bombarded with entrepreneurs bragging and boasting about their early morning, 2-3 hour routines. Now, I’m not bashing them or their morning routines. But, many of you who read these emails are in a similar stage of life as me. You have a family, run your own business, and are trying to work out consistently. Having welcomed our sweet baby girl into the world almost one year ago, I have a better understanding of how difficult it can be to run multiple businesses, take care of your fitness, and prioritize your family. That long drawn-out morning routine just doesn’t work like it once did.


However, I’ve got you covered.


First, start your morning routine the evening before. What I mean by this is your evening is going to set the stage for your morning. I call it bookending.

You want to start your day with a win and end your day with a win, too. Here’s how you can do it:

Write Down Wins: At the end of your day, write down three wins you had from the day and three wins you want to achieve the next day. This will create clarity and intention for the next morning.

Avoid Your Phone: Avoid using your phone within 90 minutes of bedtime. Research shows that the blue light emitted from screens can interfere with your body’s production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating sleep. Reducing screen time before bed can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep.


Go for a Walk: Get outside and go for a walk instead of watching TV before bed. This can help you unwind and prepare your mind for sleep. Another idea is to have a good conversation with your family. Share your wins and struggles from the day, and deepen your relationships. My wife and I have started reading the Bible together and praying before we go to sleep. You could also read a book and have a cup of tea. My wife, Jilisa, is really good at this, and it’s something I’m working on.

Now that you have your evening routine set, you can focus on your morning routine.

Some people like to work out in the morning. I save my workout for later, as it provides a good break in my day. As many of you know, I like to get in the ice tub bright and early. Then, I do my devotions and prayer, and get right to creative work because I’m most creative in the morning. I try to spend that first hour getting as much done as possible, tackling those three tasks I listed out the night before. This helps me start my day with momentum, knowing I’ve already won my day within the first hour.

I hope you found this helpful. I’d love to hear back from you. Reply to this email and share your current morning routine and what you want it to be in the future.

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