1- Cut Distractions:
Put your phone on airplane mode or find a way you don't get distracted by the phone itself. Then if you have family around do a gathering and tell them, while I'll be doing my morning routine just talk to me for a "good morning" but anything else it can wait until I've finished.
2- Time everything:
Put an amount of time for every action that way you'll see the sum of it and know where you have to finish approximately. If you see you always take me time then find which tasks are taking longer than you thought and adjust them until you find the real time for your routine.
3-Have an appointment:
I found out that the days I had an appointment ,and I has to leave home let's say at 9am, if my routine takes 1 hour,I would wake up at 7:50, and I would rock that day the morning routine as in my head I knew I couldn't need with it. If you don't have any appointment, you can try to fake it, either put a "celebration time" in your calendar as an event, and think at 9am I need to be by the car even though you don't have, take it as a finish line.
Finally, if you take longer, it's okay sometimes it happens to me too, but is not a big deal, at the end you are doing great things for yourself and that's beautiful!
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So I do less. 5m meditation, 5m cardio, 10m writing, and I do yoga in the evenings or go to the pool. The small goal takes the stress away so I always get the satisfaction of completing my morning routine. Also, with such small goals I tend to go over 5m when I have the time and am feeling good. It's way less pressure.
We don't need to win at self care 🙂
Another thing I found helpful that I've touched on is splitting up habits. Some in the morning, others before bed. Cardio in the AM, meditation in the evening.
Last thing: you're amazing and doing better than you think!
Remember you can add, remove, and reorder your habits, and also change their duration in each routine.
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