If you wish for your day to go smoother. Be more productive. More focused and more balanced in general you want to consider starting your day with a powerful morning routine that sets you up well.
You already know how important it is to set time aside for yourself to recharge and nurture your body, mind and soul. Why not doing it first thing in the morning? Why not filling your cup at the start of the day so that you can give and be of service from the beginning?
The time right after waking up is the best and most crucial time to set yourself up right for the day. To have a great nourishing breakfast, get your mindset straight and get an overview of what the day will bring and what you like to accomplish.
What is important to keep in mind is that you create a morning routine that suits YOU and that FEELS GOOD to YOU!
Maybe with one little activity and then after a week add another one.
Keep in mind that sometimes less is more. This means if you have a powerful 45min morning routine that works for you it is much more effective than a forced 90min one. It is important you stay motivated in order to create a new, lasting habit.
Below I share 5 great ideas for a morning routine for a powerful, productive, focused and feeling good day:
Keep Your Mobile Phone Off Until After Breakfast
Yes, this might be a tough one and a big change in your daily routine, especially if checking your messages is the first thing you do after you have woken up.
If you use your phone as your alarm clock consider to either get an old fashioned alarm clock or put your phone in flight mode – which is anyhow best during the night if you have the phone next to your bed. This way you won’t see any “waiting-for-you-to-be-read-and-answered-messages” and are less tempted.
Remember that throughout the entire day you are constantly bombarded with information from outside: messages, calls, emails, news, adds, etc. no matter if you choose to focus on them or not.
Give your brain some quiet time in the morning until you are fully up and ready to conquer the day.
Drink a Glass of Water
Have a full bottle or glass of water next to you on your bedside table.
When you have woken up, sit up and have a large sip right then and there.
I recommend slowly and consciously drinking 300 – 500ml of water.
Remember that for the last 6 – 8 hours your body has been repairing and detoxifying your organs without receiving any liquid. Thus you need to replenish the fluid levels of your body as soon as possible in order to re-hydrate it.
Plus having a glass of water first thing in the morning flushes the system and gives it a kick start.
Workout or Do Some Yoga
Depending on what you prefer to do: have a little workout at home, do some sun salutations or go for a run.
This helps to further activate your body, gets the oxygen and blood flooding through your system and releases endorphins which will make you feel good.
Remember, also here it’s more important to move a bit, e.g. for 30min, instead of pushing for a 90min workout.
Listen to your body and see what feels good.
Meditate and Set Your Intention of the Day
After your workout, conclude it with meditating.
This is the moment when you can really check-in with yourself.
Tune inwards and listen to your body.
How does it feel now after having done some sport? How clear and calm is your mind?
If you wish have some grounding background music on while you meditate.
Take your time. Become still. Take deep breaths in and out.
When it feels good set your intention of the day.
How do you want to feel? How do you want to act and react throughout the day?
Allow yourself some time for this and then slowly come back into the current moment.
Listen to a New Podcast That Inspires, Motivates and Energizes You
This is another great way of setting the tone right for the day.
Choose a topic that interests you and then listen to it while you get ready or have breakfast.
This can be anything from law of attraction, gratitude, how to declutter your space or how to live your most inspiring life, etc.
There is a multitude of podcasts available that all differ in length. Have a listen into various and see which one calls you most.
The above are just a few ideas of how you can create a powerful morning routine. Choose the activities that feel good to you and experiment around.
To Wrap it Up
My morning routine for example consists of having a glass of water, doing an embodied feminine flow moving meditation with some intuitive dancing followed by a 20min meditation.
This takes me anywhere between 45 – 90 min. Depending on how I feel each day.
After this, I go have breakfast and only then turn on my mobile phone.
Remember it takes 21 days to break an old and create a new habit.
So keep that in mind.
Your aim after all is to create a morning routine that feels good to you.
That your body, mind and soul are motivated to do daily and that it just happens automatically.
A routine that adapts to your time available in the morning and is feasible to do also while you are traveling. Without much effort from your side.
It’s like that delicious morning stretch while you are still lying in bed. It happens naturally and just feels so good.