Have you had one of those days when it started out wrong and just got worse from there? What about one where you woke up feeling great and everything seemed to work out all day long?
It’s true that how you start the day has a massive impact on the rest of it. How you’ll feel, what you’ll achieve, your amount of inspiration and happiness. It is, of course, possible to turn a bad start into a great day but I’m lazy so I think why bother with all that extra time and energy putting out fires when you can just get it right, to begin with. It’s absolutely worth setting yourself up with an awesome morning routine that is going to help you win each day.
Here’s the thing about your sleep time. When you sleep, your thoughts lose momentum and slow down enough for you to rest and reset. When you wake, they pick up again, often from where you left off the day before. If you’re smart, you’ll do what you can to shape and direct your thoughts from the moment you wake until they have momentum again.
What you do in the first 30-60 minutes of your day is super important.
So how can you better direct your thoughts each morning?
Aside from making sure you get enough sleep so you’re not waking up tired and cranky, here are 5 easy and powerful ways to pack that first hour full of positivity.
It’s not about following a specific routine, it’s about finding what works well for you and making it your routine. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes to start your day in a high-vibe and focused way, and over time you’ll experience the powerful gift of taking time for yourself on a regular basis.
Consistency is key, so pick one thing to add in and gradually build your perfect morning routine.
Melissa Kay Schulz
Coffee lover, mother, salsa dancer and mindset coach for entrepreneurs.