I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these uncertain times. Here is your daily dose of inspiration – because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“Rise and Shine!”
Tip # 27 : Craft a Morning Routine (& make your bed)
Following on from yesterday’s tip about making a closing ritual for the work day – today we say Rise And Shine!! The habits you create for how you begin your day have a massive impact on how you will move through the world as the day unfolds. Creating a morning routine, made up of habits that move you in the direction of the life you envision for yourself, will propel you into the day in a powerful way.
There are endless ways that you could create your morning ritual to be hugely powerful… the most important thing is that you make a deliberate choice about the way you enter the day. Keep it simple and achievable. Once it becomes a habit you will be able to push it further and add more, but keeping it small to start with will help you create a routine that you can stick to long enough to make it an autopilot behaviour.
Here are some ideas for things to include in your morning routine:
Make the bed – this is one of those tiny things you can do to ignite a sense of being on top of things, with will energise and motivate you.
Meditate – a short meditation or breath work can help to anchor you to the present and get you into a responsive rather than reactive state
Setting Intentions – being clear about what you want to do and how you want to be as you move through the world today can really energise you to take potent action.
Gratitude practice – starting the day with this can help build resilience as it fuels resources of inner strength like a sense of enough, safety and optimism – calming any mindset of lack or fear.
Exercise – as it is energising and strengthening for both the body and mind.