Why your morning routine isn’t succeeding
Over the past few years, with the popularity of social media, morning routines have become admired by women all over the world. When I started seeing how popular they were becoming, I was intrigued.
Before I go on, let me tell you a little about me. I am a stay at home mom, business owner, homeschooling mom of four (ages 4 to 8), homemaker, wife, friend, sports mom, daughter, and my husband works from home half of the week. Does this sound familiar?
So there I was, hunting through Pinterest for “ways to wake up early”, “how to have a successful morning routine”, “how to wake up at 5 AM.”
Guess what I did? I studied it so much, I ended up testing my own morning routine. I started to wake up at 5 AM, maybe even 4:30, I would try to do all these things before 8 AM, like unload the dishwasher, start laundry, make my bed, read a book, write in my gratitude journal, exercise, take a shower, drink two cups of water, etc.
I became obsessed with the idea and I got exhausted.
We crave the idea that waking up at 5 AM will make us successful. Let me in on a secret sister.
Your success is not defined by how early you wake up. Simple as that.
So I will ask you again, does this sound familiar? What does your life look like?
Here is why I stopped waking up at 5 AM every day, and why I started doing my own routine.
Everyone’s life looks different, even if they are similar it doesn’t matter they are all different.
I wake up sometimes at 5, sometimes at 6, sometimes at 7. Sometimes I go to bed at 9, 10, or 11. I may wake up at 6 and play a puzzle with my 4-year-old. I may wake up at 7 and eat breakfast. I may stay up late working on my business until 11.
I may wake up at 5 AM to workout, but my kiddos may be right there with me. Being a homeschool mom, stay at home mom, those parts of my life I have learned to embrace. I take it all in, yes, there are sometimes I wish I could wake up earlier alone, but I learned there is nothing wrong with waking up at 7 and doing the things I was going to do anyway, just maybe a little later.
Maybe your idea of success is your happiness. Who says you have to have a morning routine anyway?
So friend, what I am trying to say, you can be successful, no matter what season of life you are in.
I hope I am not giving the wrong Idea here, Rachel Hollis once said, “there is power in waking up early.”
I totally agree with her.
However, I also believe that you can still be successful in waking up on your own time.
I also believe the women who say waking up at 5 changed there life.
Why isn’t your morning routine succeeding?
The most important question you should be asking yourself is why do you want to wake up early?
Are you waking up early because you saw another successful woman say she wakes up at 3 AM on Instagram?
Are you waking up early because you heard from a friend that they wake up early to have their coffee alone?
Are you waking up early because the head start on your day sounds amazing?
Are you waking up early because you heard the only way to be successful is to wake up early?
The mind is a powerful thing.
Waking up at 5 AM isn’t successful for everyone.
The best advice I can give you is to stop looking at what everyone else is doing. Stop looking through social media and comparing your life to others. Your 5 AM will be completely different compared to your friend. You may even start beating yourself up over it, and if you do that, you know exactly what will happen.
You have to want it because you believe it will make you a better person and more successful, and believe in the reasons why you are doing it are right for you.
So I will leave you here! If you wake up at 5 AM, if you wake up at 7 AM, if you wake up at 10 (cause hey sometimes we deserve that sleep) I believe you can be successful and fulfill whatever your heart desires! 🙋♀️