Have you ever noticed if you have a good Monday, the rest of your week seems to work out pretty well, regardless of whatever else happens? It’s also true that getting your day off to a good start practically guarantees you’ll have a good day. A good morning routine takes a little effort to develop, but it pays off handsomely. A morning routine can give you that great start, every day, like clockwork.
If you would like the science behind why a morning routine can start to change your life, please check out my series of live videos by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking 'my videos'. In this series of videos I also set a wonderful challenge of how you can set up the perfect morning routine in an easy to follow step by step way.
Keep these following tips in mind when creating your morning routine: Get up early. Most people lie in bed until the last possible second. When they do get up, there’s only enough time to get ready and barely make it to work on time. You’ll have to experiment personally with the proper time to get up, but you should be able to get up and get through your routine with time to spare.
A drink of water should be the number one thing on your list. After 7+ hours without any fluids, your body is craving water. Drink a pint of pure water each morning and see how much better you feel.
Have technology free time for the first 30 minutes after waking. This will set you up for
a less stressful day, your mind will be clearer
and more focused and you will be able to
concentrate more fully on the things that matter
Use positive body language as soon as you get out of bed. Put your shoulders back, head up and have a good laugh, body language is one of the most effective ways to change your mood instantly, it is proven to make you feel happier and more confident. If you take control of your body language, you can take control of your emotions and feelings, which means you can take control of your day and choose how you feel. Changing your body language changes your attitude and that is fact.
Get some exercise in before work. Whether it’s 10 minutes on the treadmill, a walk around the block, a brisk walk in the countryside or some yoga, do something to get your blood moving. This will keep you from being groggy at work and with others, you’ll likely lose a little weight, and you’ll feel great.
Schedule a little quiet time. It is so important for your mental health to make time for yourself, just taking a few minutes in the morning to meditate, go over your goals, or just relax. This time also eliminates that rushed feeling most people have every morning. You might want to use this time to read or work on a crossword puzzle.
Have a good breakfast. Start the day out right with a healthy meal or/and freshly made juice. Click the button at the bottom of the page to head to my videos where you will find one on the incredible benefits of juicing. Momentum holds true here, too. If you start the day by eating
well, you’re more likely to make healthy food choices throughout the day. Many health experts promote the idea that a good breakfast is the key to getting yourself healthier and in better shape.
Make it a habit. It takes about 21 days to form a new habit. Be diligent for the next 21 days, including weekends! Studies have shown habits practised daily are easier to form than habits that are on a variable schedule. Practice the same morning routine every day and it will become as easy and natural as brushing your teeth! Developing a morning routine can really change your life. Your morning routine should be unique to you. With a little experimentation, you’ll quickly discover the best morning routine for you. You might think this seems like a lot to do each morning. It might be more than you’re used to doing, but that doesn’t mean it’s too much.
There is no rule that states you must stay up as late as possible to get the minimum amount of required sleep and barely make it to work on time. You’re free to shift a couple of hours from the evening to the morning. By the end of the day, you’re beat anyway. Most people accomplish very little after 9:00 pm. Go to bed early and get up early. You’ll get a great jump on the day before anyone else even gets out of bed! And your new morning routine will be a perfect start to many great days ahead.
I hope you have a brilliant and vibrant week ahead.
Love Jess X