Let’s Talk Morning Routines

As 2016 is coming to a close, with a new year comes open space for creating new rituals, new habits, new goals, and ultimately new routines.  Creating a morning routine is one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being .  I am not just talking about making coffee and making sure you eat your breakfast.  I am talking about taking it deeper.  Putting some intention behind your morning routines.

I have had a morning routine in place for some time now.  I think back to the times when I did not have one and my days were much different.  My morning routine is now just part of what I do, I don’t have to think about it.  If for some reason, it doesn’t happen, I miss it and feel a little “off.”

When you start everyday with healthy habits and focus on what is important for you in your life, you consciously and subconsciously take action towards the life you want. 

The main benefits of a morning routine performed every day is that not a day will go by without you thinking about your goals and what you want to reach, which in turn helps you achieve them. 

Depending on what your morning routine consists of, it can help you with everything from getting more focused and effective to getting into physical shape.

How you start your day, shapes your day.  You always get back the essence of what you put out. 

TIPS FOR CREATING SPACE FOR A MORNING ROUTINE…

  1. Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier.  That may mean you go to bed 30 minutes earlier!  Beauty sleep is important! I personally get up well before the rest of the house, this way I have no distractions and can flow through my morning routine with ease. And I love the quiet!  This was a game changer for me.
  2. Write out your morning routine, what would you like to implement
  3. Close your eyes and envision yourself practicing that routine
  4. Go with the flow.  If starting a morning routine is new to you, the first time you start it might be best to add one thing at a time and add things on over time if you wish.
  5. Check in with yourself every once in a while and see how you can improve or switch it up if you are feeling stagnant.  If it doesn’t feel right or is feeling forced, make some changes. 

What’s your morning routine?  If you don’t yet have one, I hope this has inspired you to cultivate your own routine.  Give it a try, I think you will be pleased!

Be well,

Meegan