Review – Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine

35218689Title: Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
Author: Kat Lee
Series: N/A
Genre: Nonfiction – self-help, Christian
Number of Pages: 208

My Rating: ★★☆☆

Synopsis

Kat Lee shows how a simple, three-minute morning routine can jump start major life change.

Review

Hello Mornings presents an easy method to take control of your mornings. The method is simple and doable, but buried in a lot of information.

The morning routine method in this book is helpful. It’s a great way to make a healthy change without causing you to become even more overwhelmed; in fact, it will likely alleviate stress.

I plan on trying the morning routine as well as two other ideas. I loved the idea of making tiny goals instead of New Year’s resolutions. That way, you’re more likely to accomplish them.

I also like the part about building habits. The process progresses slowly. You start with an action that’s so tiny, you can do it no matter what and without thinking. If, after building up to bigger actions, you have to scale down, you can fall back on that first habit, instead of quitting altogether.

The book offers a wealth of ideas, which is good since just about everyone, regardless of personality, can benefit from at least some of them. The main problem for me was that I already spend a lot of time planning my schedule and figuring out how to improve, and so some of these ideas are ones I’d already thought of. In addition, many of the examples and scientific studies were already familiar to me.

This book takes a long time to get to the practical stuff. I came looking for a quick, sparse, practical, and simple morning routine. It was all those things, except sparse. Just about every point gets an example of some kind—a story or metaphor.

The early chapters are about getting to know yourself, but personality tests, mission statements, and time tracking are all activities I’ve done before. If that’s you, too, you can probably skip these chapters.

The quick review list at the end of the book is helpful because you can finish the book knowing what you need to do next.

I recommend reading this if you need a better morning routine, but be ready to do some skimming.

I recommend this to:

  • Overwhelmed people.
  • Night owls.

Quotations

• Everyone has three minutes. It’s what you do with them that can make all the difference.

• God is the master of the plot twist, the shocking moment of revelation when you look back and see exactly how He took all the things and worked them together for good.

• Stories are lived day by day. How we start matters. Our day-in and day-out choices are the pieces that build the mosaic of our lives. And while they don’t always seem important or beautiful up close, when we put them all together and step back, we can see the masterpiece unfolding.

• How do we live wildly, bravely, and exceptionally in the midst of the ordinary? . . . We do it by living with wild, exceptional excellence in the small things, remembering that the habits we foster and the character we build along the way are the heart of our greatest triumphs.

• Small, simple things make the big things possible.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

What do you think? Are you in desperate need of a good morning routine, or are you already a morning ninja? Let me know in the comments!

 

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