We tend to create labels, and with labels come roles. Roles lead to expectations and expectations lead to judgment. What would happen, if for one moment, we forgot to judge the experience?
Do you have a solid morning routine? Have you ever taken the time to create one? This is something that I've been THINKING about implementing for a long while, but due to a busy schedule (and even more excuses), I haven't had time to implement a consistent routine into my lifestyle. Thankfully, the holiday season gave me sufficient time to create and begin to implement a structured routine, and today I'd like to share that with you!
So, a morning routine, why? Research any human being that has ever been successful and you will notice that there is a common theme - most had a morning routine! The reason is, the morning hours are usually the quietest times of the day where we are able to relax, center ourselves, and prepare for the days events. It is during these hours where we set the tone for the rest of the day. Our energy during the morning hours will almost always reflect our energy throughout the day, and when we can consistently reach optimum energy levels in the morning, we will consistently have optimum energy levels throughout the day! Also, it is important to understand the mind and how it works. For many of us, our minds can be filled with an abundance of limiting thoughts and feelings, which typically lead to an abundance of worries and stress. In order to eliminate this experience, we must create clear goals and intentions for the day so that our mind knows exactly what issues are present and HOW they will be dealt with. If you are confident with your plan, there is no reason to worry.
Confidence = Clarity, Clarity = Productivity, Productivity = Success!
My intention for this post is to give you all practical steps to creating your own morning routine. For my own routine, I find it essential to acknowledge all aspects of my life: the body, mind, and spirit. In order to do this, I use a combination of different tools/strategies that I have learned and have found beneficial. Below, is my daily morning routine:
This morning routine is what works well for me and I plan to complete these activities every morning at least 6 times a week. As time goes on I will modify these activities so that they are in line with my own needs, but currently this routine takes about 45 minutes and fits in well with my current lifestyle. I encourage you all to take the time to implement a morning routine into your lifestyle and commit to it for at least 6 weeks. You'll be surprised by how energized, focused, and organized your days will become! I highly recommend it!
I'd love to hear your comments about my routine, or if you already have one, I'd also love any suggestions that you have to maximize the morning hours. Leave a comment in the forum section below under the "Success starts with a Morning Routine" post to share your thoughts!
~Evolve with Love~