Have you ever had a work day when your rushing out of your home feeling either nervous or anxious? Maybe you're running late to a meeting, or over slept?
Mornings are the beginning foundation of our day. Will you start off by having a healthy breakfast? Drinking hot water with lemon? Exercise? Meditate? Listen to the news? Maybe stretching is a good idea? Calling a special loved one? ..... So many different norms that all of us do in the morning... so many different rituals.
For a long time I have been thinking about how I would like my days to start. What will make me happy, and ready for the day.
I am a huge morning person... Once I am awake... I am moving around and doing as much as possible. A large factor that I am improving is the amount of sleep I am getting at night... making sure to sleep earlier than 11pm... Difficult, yet extremely worth it.
Values for the MY morning: a good balance of vitamins and protein in my breakfast, getting some sort of exercise (preferably running), and being updated/prepared for work (checking emails, reading news articles, and reviewing notes for class).
Now that I know what I like, I am going to organize my 'perfect' morning with detail...
- Wake Up
- Heat up some hot water with lemon
- Go jogging for 45 minutes
- Check my emails, news, class notes
And I am ready to go!
That is just what I particularly enjoy, what about you?
Obviously, life isn't perfect and sometimes we go off track. It's normal! Try it out though as often as possible. Having that small specialized morning just for yourself can completely impact your day; since you are accomplishing something you value in the morning it can truly impact you effort throughout the day.
Hope you have a wonderful day and make sure to leave your comments below!