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

How to design your morning

Now we get our hands dirty and start to put together a morning plan you can and want to follow.


Your morning brainstorming palette


Workbook activities

In the workbook, use the key design factors to draw your tracked morning and maximum viable ideal together into the beginnings of a new morning outline.

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Journaling prompts

  1. Yesterday: Sum up yesterday in a sentence, then let that sentence invite you into ideas about today or further into the future or anything else.
  2. Dreamy mornings: What’s the most delightful morning you’ve had recently? Where were you, what did you do and not do? Do you remember any wonderful mornings from further into your past? What precisely makes it stick in your memory with such beauty? 
quick-win challenge timer

Quick-win challenge

Curating your environment

Move one thing in your environment. Move something into view or out of view; put something somewhere more sensible; tidy something; divest yourself of something or acquire something, e.g. dig out your foam roller or yoga mat or that jacket you’ve been meaning to start wearing again; move your phone charger out of the bedroom; tidy the food cupboard so you know what’s there and make a mini shopping list of a few breakfast staples to get; deal with the piles of clothes on the bedroom floor; or can be virtual environment, i.e. delete a program, get rid of browser tabs. Ideal if you sense it might be directly relevant to your mornings in some way, but it doesn’t have to be. 

Record your intentions and observations in your journal.