I love my morning routine. It keeps me focused, makes me feel grounded, and ensures that I fit in some time for myself before the craziness of the day begins.
Now I don’t have time to spend hours and hours getting ready in the morning, I usually start work at 5:30am with my clients, and I do NOT want to be getting up any earlier than I have to. So I usually do my main workout and have a second breakfast when I get home from my morning clients. I keep my wakeup morning routine very simple and focus on nourishing my mind, body and soul for just a few minutes before I start my day.
Here’s my 20 minute wake -up Morning Routine
5am Wake Up, Feed Chickens & make a big mug of warm water and lemon
5:05am 5 Minute meditation whilst drinking my lemon water. Here I just take 5 minutes to sit quietly and think about the day ahead, what I want to achieve, and how I want to feel.
5:10am 5 Minute Wake Up Workout. I just spend 5 minutes moving my body in anyway that feels good. Sometimes its yoga and stretching, sometimes its jumping around or dancing in my kitchen. Starting my day with a little bit of movement, energises me, makes me happy and starts me off on the right foot.
5:15am Green smoothie. I really can’t handle real food at this time of day, so a smoothie will keep me going till I’ve finished with my clients later on in the morning when I’ll have something more substantial.
5:30am First Client
As you can see, I don’t have an elaborate routine, but taking 15minutes for myself makes such a difference. I really feel it when I don’t do it.
What I’ve learned is that trying to fit everything into my morning routine just doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried to fit in working out first thing, having a full breakfast, meditating for 20 mintues or whatever, and I know that if you have family members you need to get organised, or you aren’t an early riser, that this won’t work for you either. You HAVE to make it work for you. Everyone’s morning is different. Make yours work for you. Do the things that make you happy first, and see how much it changes your day.
Do you have a morning routine? I want to hear the details in the comments below!