Well, September is almost over… And that means our focus this month has been getting back into a routine with work and school.
Oh has it…?
Has it been tricky to get back into a routine this new school year?
If it has, don’t worry – You’re not alone!
This blog post is especially for you to help you make the most of your routines!
With routines, we can build positive habits into our lives.
If you had to implement just ONE routine into your day, design yourself a morning ritual that will assure a thriving day ahead.
A solid morning routine can set the motion for your whole day.
Morning routines have shown to make us
- Healthier, and
- More Productive
Does your current morning do this for you?
If not, here is how to construct yourself a morning ritual that will guarantee a successful day and successful life:
#1. A Successful Day Begins With a Successful Night:
Making sure to get enough, consistent sleep, will allow for an easier wake up the next day. Sleep is crucial for our brains and bodies to get the rest they need – it improves our memory, learning, decision-making and even our creativity. Another way to enhance our mornings is to get our mindset ready the night before. We can do that with some positive affirmations like:
“Tomorrow will be a great day…”
“I will wake up with ease…”
“I will accomplish everything I need tomorrow…”
#2. Don’t Let Your Phone Be The First Thing You Grab Upon Awakening:
Many of us start our days by checking our emails or social media, but this isn’t what will set our days up for success. Often, we get stuck in “the scroll”… Wasting time scrolling through feeds… While we may see it as useful or a fun way to start the day, our subconscious is busy comparing ourselves to others… Not a way to take on the day.. We need to start off the day with something(s) that nourishes our soul and allows us time to focus on ourselves.
#3. Get a Moment Of Silence:
This silence could mean meditation (if you’re into it), or visualizing your day, or your future! You may even want to use this moment of silence to contemplate a problem that you need to solve. Meditating, Visualizing, and Contemplating help us feel more in control of our days. And our lives. And you don’t have to carve out a large chunk of time either- it could be 30 seconds, or a few minutes… You get to decide!
#4. Exercise Your Brain:
This could be done by journaling, or reading, even through art. Use your interests to decide how you want to start the morning exercising your brain. Taking the time to exercise your brain helps to improve its functioning, balances both hemispheres of the brain, and helps to keep it sharp with age!
#5. Get Your Body Moving:
Find what works for you! If you HATE running… Don’t force yourself to run in the mornings. It will end up working against you. Tailor this to your interests. It can be something as simple as stretching, or doing 10 minutes of yoga, maybe weight training or some cardio. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you enjoy doing. And something that’ll get you excited to get out of bed in the mornings!
“This is great and all, but what if I don’t have time?”
Then, I would ask you… are YOU not worth making the time for?
I say, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
No one said you have to carve out a whole hour in your morning to have a successful day ahead! I mean, you can eventually get there.. if you want to.
But begin with waking up just 10 minutes earlier.
Adding 10 minutes in the morning to guarantee an accomplished day…
It’s an easy ‘yes’ for me!