It is 6 a.m. your morning alarm is going off and you hit snooze. It's not until 30 minutes later that you realize that you have hit snooze one time to many and now your in a frenzy! Have you been there? Oh me too, too many times to count. While some mornings I still have this struggle, I have learned that a state of frenzy is not one I work best in.
That's why I have created a morning routine! I have discovered the beauty of using your mornings for time to prepare your soul and mind for the day. From the time you wake until the time you go to sleep, but I am telling you if you take time for you in the morning it will help you be focused, productive and in a better mindset for the day!
So why a morning routine?
It helps you set the tone for your day!
It is easier to get into a state of reaction than it is to get out of it. When you start your day hectic you are in a state of survival but when you start your day in a mindset of peace and clarity, it takes you out of a state of reaction and into a state of clarity. And while I understand that while ANYTHING can happen during the course of your day, it helps your mind to go back to that zen state.
So you may be thinking...
How do I create a morning routine?
By finding what works for you! Start exploring how much time you have available and then structuring a tentative schedule surrounding your time. Most importantly, your morning should be about limiting what you are reacting to.
Starting your day browsing social media, responding to emails and watching videos places you in a state of reaction. You are reacting to the needs and attentions to people. While it may seem innocent you need to start your time pouring into you.
Use this time to connect with yourself before you connect with people. Do not start your day, people driven. Learn to take that time to rejuvenate and evaluate your mindset before you start your day. Use this time to check in with you!
Here are several things I would recommend doing to start your morning:
Doing these things, have allowed me to have self reflection and to start my days off in a positive headspace. I hope you can find a morning routine that will allow you opportunity to connect with yourself and to start your day on a positive note!
Comment below some cool things you do in your morning time? I can't wait to hear!
Until next time,