When you wake up in the morning how do you start your day? Do you reach for your phone? go for a brisk walk? think about all the things on your to-do list? make an energizing smoothie? Whatever you do, chose wisely becasue how you spend your first few moments in the morning set the tone for the rest of your day. If you want to be the happiest and healthiest version of yourself then commit to making your morning routine light, uplifting, and energizing.
I am an early bird naturally and mornings have always been my favorite part of the day. In the mornings everything is so still and peaceful. You can hear birds chirping and the wind against the trees. There is something so calming about taking it slow and enjoying time to yourself to prepare for the day ahead.
If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you do is start to stress out about your to-do list then you’ll spend the rest of your day in stressed-out mood. Or, if you wake up and start to look through social media and fill your brain with negative post/ thoughts, then you’ll spend your day with a negative attitude. And doing this is not helping us at all, it is only tearing us down. We need to become the best and happiest versions of ourselves daily, so what will you do?!
Make your morning routine a priority and stick with it! If you have to, set your alarm for a few minutes earlier than normal, or, sleep with your window shades open and wake naturally with the sun. After waking start you day with your routine. If you don’t have one take a few mornings to test out different routines. It could be as simple as washing your face and journaling, or doing yoga and making breakfast. Just find one that works best for you and make it one that you enjoy!
For me and my routine I sleep with my window shades open and wake with the sun. Then I enjoy a drink of warm lemon water followed by breakfast. Shortly after that I’ll head to the gym. And there ya have it! With this routine I fell happy and content knowing that I am taking time for myself daily to become the happiest and healthiest version of myself possible.
I hope this post inspired you to set a daily morning routine for yourself- if you didn’t already have one- becasue it is so important to start off our days on the right foot and with good intensions. And, after a while you’ll get excited and happy to wake up in the morning and spend sometime with yourself. And who knows, maybe you’ll even become a morning person 😉
How will you take time for yourself tomorrow morning? Do you have a morning routine that creates the best and happiest you?
And, as always, have a great day (and morning)!!