Nowadays, nobody doubts the benefits of following a healthy morning routine every day 🌞
Besides improving your mood, health and confidence, a morning routine will let you start the day off with the right sense of accomplishment and productivity.
TimeTune provides you with the perfect tool to implement your morning routine: Templates.
Templates are mini-schedules that can be applied automatically to any date in your calendar. Just create your template once and use it every day for as long as you need it.
Let’s see how that works:
CREATING A MORNING ROUTINE TEMPLATE
To create your template, go to the ‘Templates’ section and create a 1-day template called ‘Morning routine’:
(Although TimeTune allows you to create templates with multiple days, that’s not necessary for a morning routine).
Once created, the template opens automatically and you can start adding time blocks to it:
You’ll see that each time block requires a start time and an end time, but that doesn’t mean those times are fixed. You’ll be able to modify the times on the ‘Schedule’ section afterwards if you need it.
After adding more time blocks to your template, your morning routine might look like this:
(Don’t worry about the empty blocks that appear at the top and the bottom of the template, they are just informative).
APPLYING THE TEMPLATE TO THE CALENDAR
You’ll be able to apply your template to the calendar on the ‘Template calendar’ section:
If you want to follow your routine daily, just click on a date and apply the template with a daily repetition:
After applying the template, your template calendar will look like this:
(Remember that you can click on any date of the calendar to remove the template from that date -option ‘Clear day’-).
Now that you’ve applied your template to the calendar, your morning routine will appear automatically on the ‘Schedule’ section every day:
MAKING ONE-OFF CHANGES
TimeTune allows you to make one-off changes to your schedule without affecting the original template.
For example, let’s say one day you want to start your morning routine on a different time. To achieve that, you can go to the ‘Schedule’ section and click on the times on the left:
(Alternatively, you can click on the block itself to change anything about the block).
The changes you make to the schedule will not affect your morning routine template.
Note: for the moment, you need to modify each time (or block) one by one. But our intention is to add a way to modify multiple items at the same time in future versions.
MODIFYING YOUR MORNING ROUTINE
At some point, you’ll need to modify your morning routine (not for one day, but for every day).
To do that, just modify your ‘Morning routine’ template on the ‘Templates’ section:
After modifying the template, the app will automatically transfer those changes to all the dates where the template was applied.
Keep in mind two things, though:
- In TimeTune, past history is always preserved as a picture of what happened (this is different than in a calendar). So any changes you make to the template will only affect today and future days.
- One-off changes made to the schedule have priority over modifications made to a template afterwards. So a modification to a block in a template might not appear on the schedule if the block was modified previously as a one-off change (this behavior might change in future versions).
If you didn’t follow a morning routine before, we highly recommend giving it a try.
Starting the day off on the right foot will make you feel better for the rest of the day (and you’ll become more efficient and productive at the same time).
So if you try a new morning routine, let us know how that goes for you.