How to build a resilient morning routine

By realizing that the habit is more important than the task

Photo by Minh Pham on Unsplash

Breaking down hard tasks

To begin with, I’m of the mindset that you should be tackling the same hard task first thing in the morning, and I’m not alone.

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning” - Mark Twain.

But have you stopped to think about why exactly a task is hard? After all, something easy for most people could be hard for you, and vice versa.

  • Fear/Anxiety
  • Lack of Skill
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Taking a long time
  • Delayed rewards
  • etc.

Planning your to-do list

Creating a to-do list before you go to bed has several advantages.

The point of hard tasks in the morning

So why spend the time even trying to do something else during that time?

Top writer in UX Design. UX, Data Visualization and Data Science. Author of Data Persuasion: https://tinyurl.com/rndb9bw. Substack: dataanddesign.substack.com

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