I’m Craig, the guy behind Create Good Mornings, and arguably one of the worst at drawing in the world…I write for impact and draw for humour (yours and mine).
If you want to love waking up, get more done, and find even a smidgen of more fulfillment in your day-to-day, you are in the right place!
My belief in Creating Good Mornings is simple:
- The first half of your day is a gold mine for creativity, focus, productivity and fulfillment.
- The best way to start your day is custom to you.
Through this blog I’ll help you develop your own custom habits, systems, rituals and ideas so that you can improve your mornings, achieve your goals, and create work, thoughts and ideas that matter. Whether you are starting from scratch or already have a foundation of morning rituals, I’ll offer you insights and tools to continue to go one step further. Along the way, we’ll have some fun (hint – there are secret captions if you hover over ANY sketch on the blog…ahem…).
The Create Good Mornings Definition
Creating good mornings doesn’t mean “always happy”, “cheery” or “problem-free”. Life doesn’t always co-operate with us that way. Good mornings will give you the tools to thrive in times of opportunity and cope in times of challenges. We aim for intentional, effective, satisfying, and calm.
Mornings allow us to create space for ourselves and to hit the reset button at the start of each day.
Good mornings lead to meaningful days. Meaningful days lead to a fulfilling life.
Let’s make every morning count!
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First, a few unrelated random facts about me:
- I’ve played ALOT of ultimate frisbee in my life. It was my obsession until an injury forced me to stop in 2012
- Now I play disc golf and darts… (I like throwing games)
- I have a strange love for maps, always have.
- Cashews are my favourite nut, pistachios a close second.
- I grew up in the coldest city in the world with a population above 600,000 people… Winnipeg
- I lived in Seoul, Korea for 4 years where I taught English, spoke mostly coherent Korean, and rode a not-so-cool looking 125 cc motorbike. I miss Korean food more, soju less.
- I can make a louder clicking sound with my tongue than anyone I’ve met. Try me…
I used to be the kind of person that would hit snooze every morning for an hour and then rush like a mad man to get out the door. Let me be clear…I am NOT naturally a ‘morning person’.
My relationship with morning routines began in 2012 when I started to work from home. I was excited to have the full freedom of my morning, but I realized quickly that if I didn’t make the most of it, the day would slip away. I’d work into the evening and still feel like I didn’t get that much done. I wanted to spend time on personal goals, self-care and relationships, but I was too tired at the end of the day to do anything other than unwind.
I’d feel guilty or stressed. Or both.
So I started making changes…
I started waking up earlier. I started making my bed. I started meditating regularly. I started learning about productivity and how to optimize my work routines. Mornings became more productive and I was feeling pretty good about them.
BUT the more efficient I became, the more overloaded I felt, especially with work. I thought I was managing everything well, until shit hit the fan and I suddenly realized that I had been missing a key part of the picture to truly create good mornings. I write about this mental shift in the following post:
Mornings are now my favourite part of the day. I’m constantly experimenting with new routines and rituals to improve upon the foundation I’ve built. I share my knowledge and insights in this blog so that you can learn and develop what works best for you.
My mission is to deliver thought-provoking and action-oriented content that will provide you the motivation, tools, and resources, to create your own good mornings too.
Thanks for Visiting
I’m glad you’re here. If it’s a good fit, I hope you’ll join me on the journey of creating good mornings. I welcome you to contact me directly with any questions or feedback you may have.
And if you’ve read this far, you deserve to be reminded that any drawing you hover over with your mouse reveals a secret caption… Try it out ————–>