I'm always on the fence with this 'routine' stuff. On one hand I know a little bit of a routine is good, on the other hand I hate the feeling of repetition. However, that said, I do admit to having a morning routine that helps me get pumped for the day.
Whenever I do these things it just sets the tone of the day for me and I get excited to work! So I've written down 8 morning routines that you could do to get pumped up for the day! Check it out:
I'm one of those people that have to have breakfast in the morning or I feel incomplete. My favourite thing to do is to juice in the mornings. I like having that little time of the day just to myself, cutting up fruits and vegetables, just knowing my body is going to thank me for it while listening to my audio books. Which brings me to point number…
I have a whole collection of audio books that I listen to as I go about juicing in the morning. I make sure that they're uplifting and positive and that helps keep me in a great frame of mind. Not only that I'm also learning something new every morning - which is one of my daily goals. You can check out Audacity if you want to buy audio books.
I must admit, there are days I skip this. But the days that I do meditate I feel awesome! I find that meditating tells me that I am in control and I am actively choosing and creating my day. If you really don't have the time, even a short 10 minute meditation is better than nothing.
4) Rise early
Lucky for me I work at home, so I can get up anytime I want, but I find that the days that I wake up early (and by early I mean like 7am - 8am he he..) I feel a lot better about myself. I have the rest of the day to be productive and that feels good. Instead of waking up at 11 or 12 and having half the day (and sun) gone.
OK, ok, so a lot of people will not want to make this into a routine. But I love it! When I make my bed I feel like I'm clearing off the old energy of yesterday and preparing myself for today. Also I LOVE crawling into a fresh bed at night! Yum~
6) Pump up the (happy) music
This isn't something I usually do, but I know enough people who listen to happy music in the morning to get them pumped up for the day. It's important though to listen to uplifting, happy music (no I don't mean woo-woo spiritual, wafty music) that makes you feel good instead of intense, not so happy music (so, Black metal is a no-no i guess).
Some people like a cuppa in the mornings. Brewing tea has become a bit of an art form really. And if you're not into tea, you can also brew other herbal drinks.
Whether it be yoga, jogging, dancing, hitting the gym, going for a walk or whatever other form of movement you choose, exercise is a great way to feel good. Even doing simple sun salutations can make a difference.
What is your morning routine? Do you have one? Is your routine actually bringing you down? Let me know in the comments :D
Just an update:
I know I wrote 8 morning routines, but you don't have to do all of them! Pick one of two (or however many) that work for you and do that :)
Hope your mornings are splendid!
So here's a link to an article on the Happiness Project that says people who make their beds report feeling happier!
Way to motivate you to make your bed! :)