5 Tips for a Strong Morning Routine

Rise and Shine! We have all heard that popular saying, however, most of us wake up and hit the snooze button rather than jumping out of bed with enthusiasm to begin our day. The first hour of the day determines our success. Do you immediately reach for your phone upon waking to check texts, emails, or social media? I know I sure did. I use to use my phone as my alarm and until  I became aware of how mindlessly I was scrolling through it and I could not change my habit. Our mindset determines our habits and our habits & thoughts determine our outcomes. I realized I want to thrive rather than simply survive, don’t we all?

  A positive morning routine sets the tone for the day. Photography by Libby McAvoy

A positive morning routine sets the tone for the day. Photography by Libby McAvoy

So, forget the phone first thing in the morning. No one knows when you are awake anyway so it is the perfect time to nurture yourself. Once you treat yourself like the important person who you are, your life will improve. Follow these five morning tips to create a more mindful day:

  1. Before you even leave your bed take five minutes or so to think of all you are grateful for. Gratitude will immediate shift you to a positive attitude.

  2. Workout and sweat! Working out will motivate you, energize you and create more confidence.

  3. Journal. Journalling builds awareness and leads to personal growth. Write down your goals for the day and consider revisiting them in the evening to see if you accomplished them.

  4. Eat a healthy breakfast to fuel yourself with energy.

  5. Look in the mirror and tell yourself “I love you”. Practicing self love is incredibly important. When we love ourself enough we will work hard to achieve our goals.

  When you change your habits, you change your life. Photography by Paul Garrett

When you change your habits, you change your life. Photography by Paul Garrett

Go to bed a little earlier each night with determination and wake with enthusiasm. Life is so good and once you adopt these habits it will continue to get better.

Make it a great day,

Libby


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