If you're having trouble keeping a consistent morning routine, it might be too long. The shorter and more refined you can make it, the more feasible it is to stick to it.
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There's a lot you probably have to squeeze into your morning routine, but the shorter you make it the better. In fact, Thanh Pham at Asian Efficiency recommends you keep your morning ritual under an hour long:
Keep your morning ritual under an hour long, 90 minutes at the most. Your morning ritual should be long enough to give you enough time to prepare for the day, but if it goes longer than 90 minutes, it starts to lose its purpose. Additionally, you'll start to dread your morning ritual (because it takes so long)...
Pham explains that it should be aimed at preparing you physically, emotionally, and mentally for the day ahead. Anything you have in your morning routine now that doesn't do one of those things should be removed. Don't let your morning routine become something that keeps you up at night, something you actively resist in the morning, or something that bores you after only a few days. Keep your morning ritual short and sweet, and if it gets boring, there are plenty of things you can implement in your morning routine to make it exciting.
How to Stick to Your Morning Ritual [Asian Efficiency]