Why mornings matter
How to assess your typical morning
How to leave reality behind and dream big
How to do breakfast better
Getting in the mood
How to design your morning
Top tips and quick fixes
Your viable morning blueprint
Trying it out for real
Closing the gap between viable and ultimate
Wrapping up and reporting back

Why mornings matter

Let’s get started with some clear thinking about what the power of mornings is and how to harness it.

A morning manifesto

Journaling prompt

When you’ve finished listening (or reading), the next task for you for this first lesson is a bit of writing—a bit of casual asking-questions kind of journaling—focused on mornings. The idea is to get yourself thinking more about mornings, noticing more about them, easing yourself into that exciting phase of changing some things about them. So fetch your notebook or your blank document, and give yourself 10–20 minutes to write and think.

Here are your prompts. Start by noting down the date and time; then when you get to the second prompt, copy it out to make your writings easy to look back over.

  1. Yesterday: Write a few sentences about yesterday.
  2. My first adult morning routine: What was your first adult version of a morning routine (maybe the one you had when you first left home) like? What made it that way? How good was it for you? How different was it from what you do now? if you’re struggling to remember the details, what do you notice about what you do and don’t now recall? If you wanted to find out more, is there any way you could find out—e.g. would anyone you were living with remember more, or did you keep a journal during that time?

Quick-win challenge

Making change habitual

And now, because there’s nothing like actually doing something to make ourselves feel more in charge, more energized, more determined—turn to this lesson’s worksheet for a mini challenge for you to do right now, or any time before you go to bed tonight. 

Workbook activities

Getting cracking (pp. 1-2): For this lesson we’re keeping it light, so the workbook task is the quick-win challenge. Turn to the first page of the PDF workbook to get started.