Keep experimenting with your morning.
I believe good days are a function of good mornings. What I’ve noticed over the past several months is that my morning routines have continuously evolved. I stopped working out early (now it’s a pm workout). I started walking. I have taken stretching out of the workout and placed it early. I changed the start time of my work mornings three different times. I tried things for a week and then quit. I have consistently failed at meditating no matter where I put it throughout the day…
Up until recently these gyrations have been frustrating. I used to believe that quickly establishing and sticking to a morning routine was best, and now I believe something different (actually I believe two different somethings). First, morning routines should evolve through experimentation. Second, it’s all fine.
For many of us Covid-19 has intensely frustrated our rhythms and our rituals. Things feel out of control. Morning routines provide me an illusion of control. I just feel better when my mornings are right. But my sales pitch here isn’t about having a routine. Rather it’s about being patient, being intentional, and being open to change when change inevitably arrives.
Why? In the end, it will all be fine anyway.