I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for an even better week! Morning is such a precious time of day, everything is crisp, fresh and open for possibility. It's an important time to prepare for a successful day as well. Having a morning routine will not only help your focus but it will allow you to face the day with calmness and an inner peace. We don’t want to be frazzled in the morning because that sets us up for a frazzled day, we want to be focused and mentally ready to accomplish and adapt to whatever the day brings. We can’t prepare for what is going to happen, we can only prepare ourselves. So what is your morning routine like?
A few things that I find to be really helpful in the morning are having a set of non-negotiables, you do this every morning no matter where you are.
1) Wake up with an attitude of gratitude. When you place your feet on the ground, say, think and feel what you are grateful for, it can be anything! We always have room for more gratitude in our life and starting the day being grateful sets a positive tone.
2) Hydrate! No exceptions. All Get Your Vibes clients drink at least 24-32 ounces of room temperature to warm water with lemon every morning. After sleeping it is especially important to start the day with water, nothing else before the water should go in your body. If you're on the road make sure you have water with you and a lemon if you'd like, I travel with both and I always feel like it helps me stay on track with I travel with my water and lemon.
3) Have some quiet time. Whether it’s to journal, meditate or make a to-do list, setting aside 20-30 minutes to gather your thoughts, quiet the mind and mentally check in with yourself is extremely important. This will help you think more clearly, see things as the really are and help you react or not react to things. A chaotic mind is a mind that makes mistakes, quiet the mind so that you can think clearly and be creative.
4) Do not check emails or social media right away, wait! Many of us sleep with our phones close to our bed because of the convenience of an alarm clock, so we are tempted to lay in bed and check emails, IG, FB, and maybe like a tweet or two all before we even get out of bed?! Nope, that’s no way to start the day. You want to feel refreshed and have a clear mind before attending to any emails.
I hope these simple but easy to include tips