Do you ever really feel like you must RUSH off the bed within the morning, barely having time to scarf down a breakfast or bathe? And overlook about squeezing in self-care. That’s undoubtedly not occurring. When your mornings start unorganized, hurried, and occur with out listening to your self – the remainder of your day (and life!) are inclined to really feel the identical method.
It’s time to reclaim your mornings and begin the day on YOUR phrases. Not solely will these habits enhance your mindset, however trickle into each facet of your life to create extra success in the whole lot you do.
Begin with these five-morning habits for a gorgeous day:
As a girls’s well being & wellness coach, a registered nurse, and a busy mother myself, I’ve discovered the next morning habits have made a big distinction in my life. The best way you start your day will have an effect – both optimistic or adverse – on the remainder of your day.
1. Set Up For Success
Set an intention with your self. Actually get clear on WHY you need to begin the day in a wholesome, conscious method. Having a cause behind your habits will make them stick. The night time earlier than, take out your garments for the following day. This could embody each work garments and motion garments. Organising for fulfillment additionally consists of giving your self an everyday bedtime that enables for 6-Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. [unless you are a new parent! If that is the case, know that it is just a season and will change faster than you know it}.
2. Make Your Bed
“Messy bed, messy head.” Making your bed improves your outer organizational skills and preps your mind for an organized day. I like to repeat this simple mantra. A simple way to inspire you and make your bed feel enjoyable is to find some throw pillows that you love! Adding beauty to your space will also cultivate joy first thing in the morning.
3. Begin with Gratitude
I love to begin my day with just five minutes of gratitude. Starting the day with three things you are thankful for shifts your mindset to that of gratitude and abundance. Setting an intention for the day will set you up for success. A gratitude journal helps to rewire our subconscious thoughts from a negative perspective to a positive one.
Get into the habit of starting each day with a glass of water. (better yet, add lemon to it!) When we wake up after a night’s sleep without eating or drinking for 8-12 hours, our body needs hydration. To break your fast, start with the basics. Water for hydration!
5. Morning Movement & Mindfulness
It is easy to get wrapped up in the momentum of our lives and our never-ending to-do lists. Adding in movement and mindfulness (better yet, combine the two!!!) will reduce stress, increase mental clarity, and will jump-start your productivity. This doesn’t have to be an hour-long workout. Start small, with just 5-8 minutes, and go from there. I personally love to start my morning with yoga and mindfulness.
All-in-all, this process can take as little as 20 minutes to as long as 60. Experiment to find what fits best into your season of life.
Whatever you decide to incorporate into your morning routine, strive for consistency. Start with baby steps, and just add one small habit at a time.
Again, go back to step #1. Allowing yourself adequate rest and sleep will help this process flow easily for you. Before you know it, these routines will become second nature! Give yourself grace as you experiment with these new habits, and know that you are doing your best!