I’m sure you’ve heard the idea of a morning routine. Many people, including myself now, talk about how important morning routines can be.
Morning routines don’t have to be an hour long, they can be as long or as short as you would like them to be. The idea is for you to start out your day feeling your best so that the rest of your day falls in line with this feeling.
Some people enjoy meditating, journaling, reading or moving in the morning. What you do in your morning routine, will also align with your overall goals.
For example, if you want to start your day and continue your day with less anxiety and more peace you might try meditating or journaling.
If you want to move more you might try yoga or mobility in the morning.
Personally, I like to journal, read, meditate and move in the morning. Do I do every single one of these every day? Nope. It depends on how much time I have, how I feel and what my body needs.
The important part is that I have time cut out for myself in the morning to do whatever I feel like I need to do.
If you don’t have a current morning routine but would like to have one, start with one thing to do in the morning. Pick one activity that you think will be beneficial and find at least five minutes to do it in the morning.
For example, if you’d like to start meditating in the morning carve out a few minutes and focus on your breath. Apps can be also helpful especially for guided meditations.
Plan out exactly where and when you will do this meditation. That would look like “I am going to meditate for five minutes at 7o’clock in the morning, 3 days this week, sitting on the couch”.
Once you’ve completed three days, you can increase your goal to four or five days.
Once you’ve mastered that is a habit, you can add a new activity to your morning routine.
Morning routines can be really helpful for us to be in control of our day and mindset. Creating your own doesn’t have to be hard. As always, start slow then add!
Do you currently have a morning routine? Not yet? Let me know in the comments below!
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My morning routine is to go to Dunkin Donuts then walk my dog, rain sleet or snow in wooded areas for about an hour at a slow pace.
I love that routine!!
Yes I have a morning routine. I say my prayers for about 1/2 hour. Then I do stretching exercises.
That sounds lovely!