The new year is a great time to take a look at your systems, and re-evaluate if need be! In regards to some of my routines, I really felt that I wanted to revamp my morning routine for this year to be more in line with my goals. Keep reading to take a peek into my 2019 morning routine in my bullet journal!
2019 Morning Routine in my Bullet Journal
My word of the year that I chose for 2019 was create, so I wanted to revamp my morning routine slightly to focus on that. There wasn’t necessarily anything wrong with my routine last year, but I like to switch things up to keep it exciting if you know what I mean! This also gave me a good reason to create a new spread in my bullet journal.
Here’s my morning routine, step by step:
5:00 am: wake up! I give myself 5-10 minutes to stretch, drink some water, and wash my face/brush my teeth.
5:15 am: I pour myself a cup of coffee, and I try to sit down and work on some morning pages or journaling of some kind. This is something I’m really focusing on for my word of the year this year! If I have extra time I will also try and do something else creative, like working through one of my 52 skillshare classes in 52 weeks.
6:00 am: I get dressed and ready for the day, as well as make some breakfast.
6:45 am – 7:45 am: I give myself this free time in the morning, which is an integral part of my morning routine. You might think that free time makes it not much of a routine, but I feel like scheduling it as a part of my routine takes away any guilt! I typically spend this time working on my blog or bullet journal or reading a book. However, if I want to sit and watch a Netflix show, or scroll social media a little bit I give myself that permission.
7:45 am: I walk out the door at this time to head to work! If it’s the weekend, at this time I start to really crack down on my to-do list and get on with my day. 🙂
Why my morning routine is successful:
- I don’t schedule every 5 minutes. By having chunks or blocks of time, it gives me a bit more leeway in my morning, and if I fall behind in one task it doesn’t wreck my whole morning.
- I can mould it to focus on my most urgent tasks.
- I keep it very similar whether I work that day, or it is the weekend. By having a consistent wake-up time my body gets used to waking up early and it’s easier every day I do it.
- At the end of the day, I don’t beat myself up if I sleep in, or don’t get everything done. If I walk out the door with both my shoes on that’s a success, and I’m just human. There will be days I end up hitting snooze until 7. This routine is my ideal morning, it won’t be my every morning.
Supplies used to create this spread:
What does your morning look like? Let me know in the comments!