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Retirement Morning Makeover Challenge: Day 5

Coming Up with a New Morning Game Plan Using a Few Simple Steps

Hopefully, you now have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning.  You should also have a good sense of what you don’t need or want to do. It’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan. 

The best place to start is with the new set of tasks that are most important to you. Figure out a preliminary time during which you want to get your tasks accomplished.

If your goal is to go for a walk in the morning, you may decide to do that first thing before getting a shower and having breakfast. If your goal is to meditate each morning, you may decide it would work best after you’ve had a cup of coffee. If your goal is to find some time for reading or enjoying your favorite hobby in the morning, you could carve out some time before everyone else gets up, and while you enjoy that first cup of coffee. The same goes for wanting time in the morning to work on your business or taking an online class to learn something new.

Then work the rest of your morning chores around these new plans. It may take some shuffling around and mixing up of your current routine, but with a little creative thinking, and a bit of flexibility, I’m sure you can come up with a plan that will work specifically for you!

It’s YOUR retirement and YOUR morning routine!

Making over your morning, and turning it into a new routine, isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us. It takes a little while to get into the groove of things. We’ll look at this in a little more detail tomorrow. For right now, my suggestion is that you write your new morning game plan down.

It’s easy to forget what you’re planning to do. Writing it down will not only give you a reference to refer back to, but also solidify your new plan in your mind. Even if you simply add your intent to the bottom of this page, the act of spelling it out helps loads.

Be sure to put the note, or notebook where you jotted down your new plan on your night table, or in an area where you’ll see it first thing in the morning. It will serve as a great reminder of what you’re intending to do differently in the morning.

It is also important to understand that even though you’ve written your plan down, it’s not written in stone.  Sometimes even the most well-laid out plans

don’t always work when put into action.  It’s okay to make adjustments and changes as needed, until you come up with a new morning game plan that works well for you and the rest of your family.  

It’s time to make it the new routine… something we’ll talk more about tomorrow.

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