For some people a morning routine can either be a down right drag and for others it’s a highly supportive daily ritual.
If you want to start your day feeling clear headed, focused and positive, creating a morning routine that works for you is key.
Over the last three or so years I’ve experimented with a variety of morning routines and I thought I’d share my current little ritual which is working wonders.
I’ve created my morning routine around the principles shared in Hal Elrod’s best-selling book ‘The Miracle Morning.’
Below I share:
How often do you wake up feeling either frazzled and overwhelmed or completely drained and uninspired?
Starting your morning with purposeful stillness is the best way to clam your mind and to gain greater clarity around your goals and priorities. The culmination of calming + clarity helps you to create an optimal state of mind which also helps you to be more productive during your day. Winning!
Don’t worry, you don’t have to meditate for 30 minutes and get up at the crack of dawn. Just 5-10 minutes of meditation first up will be enough to clear your mind and set a positive tone for the rest of the day.
While your mind is nice and calm take some time to do a few visualisations. Visualisation or mental rehearsal is where you imagine exactly what you want to achieve or attain and then mentally rehearse what you need to do to achieve it.
You can visualise you working towards your goals and how you will feel when you achieve them; look over your vision board and fuel your inspiration or simply visualise how you want your day to go.
Visualisation is a powerful tool to help overcome limiting beliefs and bad habits, such as procrastination. If it works for the likes of Oprah, Tiger Woods and Tony Robbins, I’m all for it!
If you’re a regular reader of my work you’ll know that I’m a HUGE fan of journal writing.
Getting tactile and scribing your thoughts on paper helps you to get everything out of your head and ‘clear out the cobwebs.’
By taking the time to write in your journal for 5-10 minutes each morning, you can gain valuable insight, come up with new ideas, do some self-reflection, document your successes, practice gratitude and uncover lessons you’ve learned.
If you do this consistently, journal writing will be a fulfilling and powerful component of your morning routine.
If you’re unsure where to start with journaling, read my 3 Simple Journal Writing Tips plus download your FREE cheat sheet ’30 Thought Provoking Journal Prompts To Help Kick Start Your Joy of Journalling!’
Reading/Listening, the fourth step a part of a ‘no-fuss’ morning routine is truly transformative.
Set aside some time, (again it can be just 5-10 minutes) to either read or listen to something inspiring. According to Elrod ‘the key is to learn from the experts – those who have already done what you want to do.’
Essentially you want to model the thoughts and behaviours of successful people you admire and at the same time fuel your fire!
You can grab a self-development book and read a paragraph or chapter that resonates with you or go online and find inspiring blogs that you enjoy.
If reading isn’t your thing you can also listen to uplifting podcasts whilst you eat your breakfast and get ready for the day.
Just find something that helps deepen your knowledge, spurs you on and sets a high vibration for the day ahead.
Over to you! Tell me in the comments below, how do you start your day and if you have a supportive morning ritual that helps you stay focused, happy and productive!
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