4 Ways to
OWN YOUR MORNING
Win the morning, win the day!
Mornings matter, and how you choose to structure your mornings have a lasting impact on your health. Developing small, energizing habits of what to do after you part with the pillow can help you conquer even the craziest of days.
Instead of getting caught up in checking emails or scrolling through social media when you part with the pillow, start with some “me” time.
When you create your own morning routine and stick to it, you’ll be surprised by how much it transforms your life.
Even if you only have a short period of time in the morning, having a predictable plan in place allows you to move through your day in a more relaxed way. It’s not about how much time you have, but what you do with that time.
Below are the essential routines I follow to start my day on the right side of the bed. It’s a series of simple but powerful start-the-day routines to kickstart the morning feeling centered and focused. It really can be that easy. Own your morning!
Spend 5 minutes in a comfortable, quiet place and meditate, taking notice of your thoughts and feelings. That’s it! No judging, no problem-solving, no list-making, just a few quiet moments of stillness and focusing on your breath.
When your mind is scattered, it can be helpful to try what I call the “B.L.T.” or Breathing Listening Technique. Check out this method for quieting your mind and entering the present moment.
Take a Shot
Need a little oompf to get moving in the morning? Take a shot….of ginger! I like to start with a glass of hot water or green tea mixed with ginger, turmeric, cardamom, and pepper.
I call it the “Immuni-tea” because it’s loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Intention for the Day
Taking five minutes or less to write a few thoughts on paper can help you move forward through your day with clarity. You can brainstorm goals and ideas, or use it as a chance to brain dump of whatever is disturbing your peace of mind. I like to write down a word to describe my intention the day… laughter, love, respect, clarity, organization, etc.
Journaling might feel cheesy at first, but it can clear your mind and improve focus, appreciation, and execution.
10 in 10
Legs before eggs! That’s a simple reminder that working out before you eat can facilitate weight loss by encouraging your body to burn fat for energy.
Most people become reactive to morning distractions. Instead, be proactive and start your day with this 10-in-10…… 10 exercises to work your entire body in 10 mins!