A good morning routine can set you up for the entire day. It can help you feel accomplished, productive, and energized and tackle the things on your to-do list. I believe that a morning routine starts the night before with a night routine, which I will post later on, but for now let’s dive into some kick-ass ways to bump up your MR!
Every morning before you start doing things for other people, you want to make sure you are taking care of yourself. This can be physically, mentally, or spiritually. To calm your mind, I recommend meditating for at least 5 minutes. This will calm the nervous system, because we focus on the breath and not the thoughts rolling around in our head. Meditating has become essential for starting my day off right. It sets me up for difficulties that come up in my day because I have given me that time to be with myself and change my perspective on my energy. I have also been inspired by lots of guided meditations that focus on topics such as letting go of difficult emotions, or gaining confidence. My favorite FREE apps for meditating are Meditation Studio and Simple Habit.
Getting outside is also a beautiful way to get in movement to your day. Because some of my nights are late, I prioritize sleep over waking up too early. By the time I’m awake it’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside here in Orlando, FL and the thought of walking or running outside does not appeal to me. When the weather cools down, absolutely. Half-hour swift walks in your neighborhood are perfect for calming the body, breathing fresh air, getting blood moving, and being closer to nature.
Before I get out of bed sometimes I will take some time to cuddle my cat. This is a newly added activity in my routine and I love it. All our animals (and children) want is love and cuddles. The morning and evening are great times to spend with your furry besties and give them the love the so yearn from you all day. It’s become a habit that I look forward to when I know I don’t have to think about anything else except loving her. Try this with your animals and your kids. Give them some family time and love to start their day and most of all your day.
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