Mornings are usually associated with low energy, grogginess and a lot of coffee. When we wake up, we are so focused on our efforts to make ourselves look presentable, but what if woke up with a purpose and a plan? What kind of shift could we make in our day if we were intentional about how we started it?
I started incorporating a morning routine earlier this year, and at first, it was hard to commit to. I either wouldn’t wake up on time, or I would only do it for a day or two. Then I made another outline as if the routine itself was the problem, and the same thing happened. This happened about 4 times. Possibly this has also happened to you, but hopefully, after you read this post you recognize the benefit of having a powerful routine and you will easily commit to it. Everything is a practice, and practice makes perfect.
You must decide to keep practicing!
So now I have my 5th-morning routine and I am committed to it. This is what I do?
Wake Up 6:30 am– 6:45am
Gratitude Journal and Love Letter 15 min
Meditate 20 min
Read 1 chapter of Love Louder by Preston Smiles
5 min run
Make a motivational YouTube video 15 min
Set intentions and declarations for the day 5 min
This has been my favorite routine yet. When I start my day with gratitude, presence, calmness, inspiration, motivation, clear intentions and declarations, I have high energy, excitement, positivity, and purpose. I make decisions based on my intentions. I decide who I am going to be and what I am going to accomplish before I leave my house.
So what are you waiting for? Take charge of your day. It’s time to be intentional from the time you wake up until the time you rest your head at night. Listen to the video below to hear how important a morning routine is from a few successful individuals.
By Kaula Jacks CHC, CLC, ATC, U360