My morning routine is important to me because it sets the pace for the rest of day. I find that I become more productive and balanced when I’m disciplined to complete these simple tasks in the morning. These simple ones primes me to accomplish bigger and more difficult ones later on the day.
I keep a journal on my nightstand and always journal every morning (and evening). I ask myself 3 simple questions and give 3 answers to each question. What am I grateful for? How can I make today great? List three positive affirmations about myself. It takes literally 3 minutes to do this but it instantly jump starts my day with gratitude and positivity!
I always make my bed because it’s such a rewarding thing to do. After a chaotic day, it feels good to return to something so nice and organized.
Water is so good and refreshing! Some lemon water and quick stretches is all I need to wake my body up. When I have more time, I like to do the 7 Minute App workout.
To prime my mind, I use the HeadSpace app to meditate for about 10-15 minutes. I can be focused and balanced no matter what happens today!
While I get ready, I listen to a podcast. My favourites are usually from RadioLab, Freakonomics, or Tim Ferris! I use the app Overcast.
What’s your morning routine? If you try mine, I’ll love to know how it goes!