Today I am going to talk about my experience with the final three days of the Make Over Your Morning course by Crystal Paine. If you need to catch up, read this post about why I decided to complete this course and read the following posts for my key takeaways so far:
The last three days talk about how to eliminate decision fatigue, what to do when we fail, and how to continue the momentum created during the course.
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Eliminating Decision Fatigue
I learned that the quality of your decision making skills is inversely proportional to the number of decisions you make. In other words, the more decisions you make in the day, the worse your decisions become and the longer it takes to make them.
By cutting down on the little decisions you make during your day, your mind is better able to tackle the bigger decisions that come up. One way to cut down on the little decisions is to implement a system or develop a habit.
Crystal recommends picking 1-2 areas where a system would help eliminate decision fatigue. Some examples are meal planning, what to wear, or activities for the kiddos. I decided to work on implementing a meal plan for the next few weeks to see how it frees up my mind to tackle bigger decisions in my day.
How to overcome failure
“Nothing truly valuable in life is accomplished without some blood, sweat and tears.”
The question is not how to overcome failure IF it happens, it’s how to overcome failure WHEN it happens. This might sound a little defeating, but stay with me for a minute. When we set up a great morning routine on paper, there will inevitably be things that come up in real life that may cause the need to tweak your routine. And that is totally ok! This doesn’t mean that you are a failure for setting up the routine wrong. It just means that life happens and you need to tweak your routine a little bit to accommodate.
“The point of a morning routine is not to create a rigid schedule that never changes, but to have a routine that serves you and your family well.”
Habits definitely take time to stick, so don’t rush things. Let the routine gradually morph and change as you go along and see what works and what doesn’t work.
When something doesn’t work how you would like, ask yourself these questions:
- Why did you fail?
- Are you trying to be someone else and implement their routine?
Based on your answers see if there is something you can change that will have a positive impact on your mornings.
In 3 weeks evaluate how things are going and make adjustments as needed.
“It is my desire that you will take the tools you’ve gleaned from this course to not only make over your mornings, but to ultimately approach your entire life with more purpose and intention. You’ve only got one life; make the most of it!”
Crystal encourages us to take ownership of the course and make it our own. We all have different circumstances and goals so the outcome of the course will be different for everyone.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading about my experience with the Make Over Your Mornings course! I have learned a lot about myself and what makes me happy and successful in the mornings. But I know that I have a LONG way to go and this is just the beginning.
To help you complete your own journey to Make Over Your Mornings, I have created a FREE worksheet! As I worked through the course I wished I had some place to organize my thoughts and ideas. I hope that this helps you as much as it helped me!
How did you do on the last three days?
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