For a while there (a long while), I was setting my alarm for 5 a.m. so I could get up before everyone and start my rigid morning routine. I would do my quiet time in the Word, journal, and then work on my podcast or write until around 6:30 a.m. when I did a short strength workout before my morning run.
Why 5 a.m.?
It was quiet in my house, and activities start at 7 a.m. with my oldest son going to gymnastics practice. If I wanted to get my time in, it had to be then. If I missed a day because I was tired or whatever else, I felt unaccomplished and unproductive. That early morning time really was the main chunk of my day I could dedicate to my writing, after all.
Routines can become stale, especially if they're rigid. I've been going from 5 a.m. straight through the day without breaks or downtime to break it up. And I burned out HARD!
Today I'm going to share with you what I'm doing and why you may want to break a routine you have - it could be good for you :)
Rooting for you ~ Gabe
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- Full show notes: https://redhotmindset.com/why-breaking-routine-could-be-good-for-you-episode-155
- 150: Breaking Barriers with a 50-Mile Race - Interview with Jenn Whynot -- https://redhotmindset.com/breaking-barriers-with-a-50-mile-race-interview-with-jenn-whynot-episode-150/
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