I am 33 years old, and I have never been consistent with anything except writing. I have been writing hundreds of words every day since I was 12 years old. Most days it was just journaling. But recently, I have been realizing more and more that I want to write fiction not only to teach but to inspire, and entertain. I love to use my imagination to create all of these amazing worlds that are full of characters and situations that are only prevalent in my mind. It is my joy. And it is my one thing.
Over the past few months, I have started to become more vocal about the fact that I write so much. It has been such a part of my life that I never really thought much of it. Until some people started telling me that this isn't normal. It isn't normal to write so much everyday. Only a minor percentage of people are able to maintain the discipline to build consistency in their writing.
They asked me for my secret.
How am I able to write 3000 words everyday?
It's because I have an awesome morning routine, that I follow consistently every single day, that allows me to build the rest of my day with efficacy and efficiency. I start off great, and I am able to keep on going great.
Check out my course and learn more about you can create your own morning routine that you will stick with, and that will help you build your ideal life around your 'One Thing'.
In this lecture, I give you a brief introduction into why I built this course, and what morning routines really mean to me.
In this lecture, I want to give a brief overview of why morning routines matter. They matter, because they are literally the fulcrum or axis on which the rest of your day hinges. If you have a great morning routine, you will have a great rest of the day. That's the power of a well set-up morning routine. Do not dismiss them, because they are small. There is power in the small things.
If you read the biographies of any successful person out there, or if they are interviewed about their days, every single one of them will mention the presence of some kind of routine in their day. That's how it goes for all of them. They are not foolish - they include morning routines because they are smart, and they know how important they can be.
If you are not a morning person, do not despair. You can still have a morning routine, it would just take place when you wake up, whatever time that would be. Morning routines aren't exclusively meant for morning people. Even night owls can take advantage of the benefits of a morning routine.
A good morning routine ensures that the rest of your day goes by perfectly, as if it were orchestrated by some random higher force. It is impeccably set up, and you feel like you are walking on clouds. Everything will seem to go perfectly and it's because you started off really well.
But, even if the rest of your day doesn't go well, because of some random outside factors, do not fear, because you had a great start to the day and you are invincible, or at least you will feel that way. That's the power of a great morning routine.
Just like we are free to choose what we want with our life, the same thing applies to our morning routine. We are free to build our routine as we wish, no restrictions and no boundaries. If you want to include something or not, that is your choice entirely.
Again, the choice on how long your morning routine should be is yours. If you want to build a shorter one, then do so. I have a 2 hour long routine, because my day and my life allows for it, but that is definitely not for everyone.
Most people have a morning routine with one item on it. Some others like me, have six. It all depends on you. Whatever you wish your morning routine to be like, you can have it that way. The choice is definitely yours.
No matter how much you negotiate with yourself over eating healthy or exercising, there is one thing in your day you cannot negotiate on, and that is your morning routine. It is something we do every single day, no matter what. No need to ask if you are going to do it, because you are.
Mornings are the fulcrum on which your entire day hinges. If you have a great morning, you will have a great rest of the day. So let's start off with a great morning routine, so we can have a great rest of the day.
There is a lot of discrepancy in the amount of time it takes to build a habit, depending on what research you look at. All the way from 21 days to 108 days. Which one is right? In this video, I'll chat about my experience with habits and habit building.
In the Vedas (a 5000 year-old manual created by the yogis of the time), morning energy is the freshest and most pure. It is the best kind of energy to get the real important shit done. What is that for you?? Have you figured that out yet?
Bad morning habits are the worst. But the worst one out there is one that we all do. Do you know what it is? I bet you do.
Cornerstone habits are foundation habits that if installed can change the course of your entire day. They build other positive habits upon them and attract good habits into the fold like how like attracts like.
I suggest four habits that I have found to be especially useful for me in my daily routine, that perhaps you could include in yours. Of course, you have complete freedom to do what you want with your routine, so these are strictly suggestions.
I wanted to take one lecture to give you a brief overview of what my routine looks like right now and how it has switched over the past few years to coming to the current version.
This lecture is important. Remember that morning routines are not set in stone, and they will and should change over time. That is the power of being flexible and sticking to a routine at the same time. We need to tread that balance very carefully and diligently.
The book, "The One Thing" by Gary Keller, is a god-send for people like me, who used to be always scattered and all over the place. It has helped me define what my one thing is and come back to it over and over again.
The book, "Mini Habits" by Stephen Guise, has been really useful to me in realizing how I can reduce my habits to smaller and smaller bits. This way I am making my routine fail-proof.
A lot of our morning routine has to be about eliminating the bad habits that we have accumulated over the years, and slowly crowding them out with the good habits. It's about elimination as much as about addition.
Willpower is limited and depletes really fast, when we have to make a lot of decisions. That's why what we are trying to do with our morning routine is to make it automatic, and thoughtless. So when we wake up in the morning, we go through our morning routine without even thinking about it.
Not only do we need to have a great morning routine to set up our entire day, but we definitely need to have a great bedtime routine to set up the entire night.
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Boom Shikha aka ‘The Millionaire Hippie
Boom Shikha is a serial entrepreneur, wanderluster, online-business owner, yogi, author, and avid meditator.
She is the owner of the epic brand 'The Millionaire Hippie' and she runs a podcast with the same name.
She has an MBA and a B.Sc. in Kinesiology. She has read hundreds of books and is a self-taught teacher. She wants to share all of the knowledge that she has gained in her decades of learning and growing, and that's why she creates these Udemy courses, to spread the joy of learning.
A lot of her topics are obscure and are topics that she has spent time thinking and researching on. She loves learning more about how the human mind works, specifically her own. Why do I do things the way I do them? Why do I end up liking things the way I do? Why am I creative in some moments and not in others? Why does it sometimes take me forever to start my creative projects?
There are so many questions that she had that she answered by learning more about her own psychology.
Meditation, and Journaling are two techniques she uses on a daily basis in order to grow her mind and get to her optimal self.
She is also a published author, with 5 books and counting published on Amazon. Links are all available on her website.