I love mornings! At least the ones when I can have some time for myself before my kids get up. Which happens quite seldom as one of them is an early riser and the other one is a late sleeper. 😅
As they grew, I was kind of hoping they would keep on sleeping long hours until 7.30 am – 8 am, but they often wake up at 6 am – 6.30 am, which means that if I wanted to have some time for myself, I would need to get up at around 5 am. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
I find fascinating how different my boys are, even though they are twins, raised in the same manner.
Even though we’re all bio-individuality plays a role here, our morning routine is quite important. It helps us to start the day positively, and sets the tone for what’s to come.
Each new day brings new opportunities for us to improve on the routine of the day before, and it’s a chance to start fresh, do better and have more fun.
How you start your day, or more specifically, how you spend those first few morning hours, has a big impact on the rest of it. Think of it as setting the tone for your entire day. That’s why making over your morning is so important. It’s about much more than those first few hours.
I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself.
Let’s use the snooze button as an example.
You set an early alarm to make sure you have time for exercise, meditation, or only some much needed “me time”. You have every intention of getting up and doing whatever you’re setting out to do when you set the alarm in the first place. Some mornings – hopefully, most mornings – you get up when the alarm chimes and go for that walk, do your meditation exercise, or read a book for twenty minutes. Then there are those days when you just can’t make yourself get up. You hit the snooze button multiple times, or turn the alarm off altogether and go back to sleep.
Think about how the rest of those days went.
Did you notice a difference in how you felt?
How much did you got done in the mornings when you got up with your first alarm?
Were you able to do all the things you set out to do?
How did those days compare to the ones when you hit the snooze button over and over again?
If I had to take a guess, I’d say that the mornings when you got up as soon as the alarm went off went a lot smoother. I bet you accomplished what you have planned to do, too. The chances are that sleeping through the snooze button didn’t just affect your morning, but the entire rest of your day. You set the tone for how your day is going to go first thing in the morning. That’s what the old saying about getting up on the wrong side of the bed is about. Let’s make sure we get up on the right side and start our day off positively and productively.
Over the next seven days, I want to guide you through the process of making over your morning. As we’ve already established, this is an important task and a good thing to work on and pay attention to. Not only will you enjoy your mornings more even if the alarm goes off much earlier than you’d like, but it will also make the entire rest of your day go much smoother.
For today, what I want you to do is to answer the following questions:
1. Do you want to create the same morning routine for the whole week? It could be that you want to fit some activities only on specific days, or on the weekend.
2. How do you want to feel after you’ve implemented that morning routine?
3. What do you want your morning routine to support you with? Think about your goals in terms of health, but also personal and professional. What should your morning routine support you with?
Of course, feel free to leave a comment below, so I can help you dig down into your answers to set the right tone for your day! 🥰
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