Day 5 What’s Your New Morning Game Plan?

Now that you have a pretty good idea of what you want to do in the morning, what you don’t want to or need to do, and where to find the extra time needed, it’s time to put it all together in a new morning game plan.

The best place to start is to take a close look at the new things you decided are most important to you. Figure out a preliminary time during which you want to get them accomplished. If your goal is to go for a run in the morning, you may decide to do that first thing–before taking a shower and having breakfast.  If your goal is to meditate every 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 your favorite hobby in the morning, you could carve out some time before everyone else gets up and while you enjoy that first coffee. The same goes for wanting time in the morning to work on your business or learn something new.

Then work the rest of your morning tasks around these new plans. Make sure you share your game plan with your family! 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 working plan.

Making over your morning and turning it into a new routine isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us. Getting into a new groove takes a little getting used to! 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. Here is a  New game plan worksheet –it’s easy to forget what you’re planning to do. Writing it down will not only give you a reference to refer to, it also solidifies your new plan in your mind.

Put your new plan on your night table or somewhere else where you’ll see it first thing in the morning. Having a physical reminder of what you’re intending to do differently now is important. Stickers, doodling and glitter are optional decorations, but I definitely encourage it!

Even though you’ve written your plan down, it’s important to realize it’s not written in stone. Even well-thought out plans don’t always work when put into action. Adjust and make changes as needed until you come up with a new morning game plan that works well for you and the rest of your family. Mix things up, switch them around to create your new routine! We will talk more about habits and routines tomorrow.

Congratulations for staying in the game! Here’s your gold star! 


See you tomorrow, Karen

About Karen

Karen Karsten, CPCC, CAC, has had several business careers, in government, finance, retail and publishing. Each career was a building block that helped her create the life she has now as a coach, writer and executive director of Rich Chicks and Creative Principle of Think You Can LLC.

Her companies, Think You Can ( and Rich Chicks ( both explore the magic of prosperity and creating clarity about life values. Karen has total faith in the magic of belief. Notice how that works either way: belief of magic, magic of belief. Magic is there—in you, too. Take a moment right now and honor the magic in you.

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