Before I get into the reasons why you need to begin a morning routine, I want to ask you something.
When you picture your ideal day, how does it start?
Take note of what thought comes to mind. Chances are, it’s not frantically racing around after you’ve slept through your alarm. It’s not being jolted away by energetic kids, a crying baby or a beloved pet who wants you to move so they can claim your bed for the day.
Speaking from personal experience, I have always been a morning person (although my coffee consumption may say otherwise – but that’s a story for another day). After implementing a morning routine, I have noticed a shift in my mood, mindset and how I approach each day.
It has been nothing short of transformational. In my power hour (as I affectionally call it), I begin my day in a way that makes me feel good. I include activities which nourish my body, mind and soul. So, even if you are going to work at a job you’re not enjoying, you still have the power to choose how you begin each and every day.
TRUTH BOMB: We control the day or the day controls us.
That truth bomb leads us nicely into reason #1 which is, a morning routine helps you feel empowered.
When you begin each day on your own terms, you are making a conscious decision to look after yourself. It’s a form of self-love and self-care because you are saying to yourself and others (if you live with other people), that you are worthy of investing time in yourself.
If we don’t assign our time, people will choose how our time is spent. It is your responsibility to create boundaries. Give yourself permission to work on your goals and enjoy life – rather than living it on someone else’s terms.
If you don’t already do something for yourself before the day begins, I’d encourage you to start each day this week with an activity that makes you feel good. Once the week is over, reflect on how you feel. Chances are, you’ll feel better.
Reason #2 – A morning meditation or manifestation practice will allow you to leverage your brain wave state.
A morning routine gives you a chance to leverage your brain waves before the noise of the outside world comes in. When you awake in the morning, you may feel a little dazed or like you’re in a dream-like state. That feeling is due to your brain wave state. In this state (moving typically from delta to theta), you may feel a sense of clarity. You can leverage this brain wave state by implementing a morning meditation practice or a manifestation practice.
Reason #3- By getting a task (such as a workout) done in the morning, it frees up brain space.
Have you ever noticed how easy it can be to talk yourself out of doing a workout after you’ve come home from work? (Maybe it’s just me!) If you’ve had a busy day, you may feel tired. This results in not working out because you tell yourself you’re tired and you want to rest.
It’s a valid reason but you’ve also likely spent time during the day trying to decide whether you will or won’t work out. This can lead to a habit of skipping workouts. I’m using workouts as an example but it can relate to anything you’re trying to do outside of work (for example, reading, writing, working on a goal ect). If you get up, and get the task done in the morning, not only are you honouring yourself, you’re also freeing up brain space because the task is done. You don’t need to worry about it.
Just to recap (in case you’ve scrolled to the end)
Reason 1: Having a morning routine helps you feel empowered.
Reason 2: A morning meditation or manifestation practice will allow you to leverage your brain wave state.
Reason 3: By getting a task done in the morning, it frees up brain space.
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