When I was around 25 years old newly living in New York someone asked me a weird question.
“What’s your morning routine like?”
Now I understand why this is a very important question everyone should ask them self and will explain why in a bit.
Before I tell you my answer, I want you to stop and answer this question for yourself.
What’s the morning like for you?
What’s the first thing you do and how would you describe how you feel in the morning?
Here are some common routines:
- Use the bathroom
- Check your phone for new emails, facebook, messages
- Pop some pills
- Get the kids up and ready
- Lean over and kiss our spouse
At the time, my routine was to wake up to a loud alarm clock, hit the shower and rush out for work (with or without breakfast)
I would have described my mornings as rushed, hectic, stressful and my head full of all the things I had to do: respond to emails, prepare for lectures, meet students, etc.
Fast-forward several years later it’s completely different.
My eyes pop open on it’s own (no annoying alarm), my phone does not get turned on until around 10 am, and I would describe my mornings as intentional.
What’s the secret?
Well that’s what today’s podcast is all about.
I share with you my morning routine and give you some suggestions and ideas to start your day off right. As a result, you will feel like you are in control, no matter what craziness shows up in your day.
And no you don’t need to sit with your eyes closed for hours chanting “Ohm…” (unless you want to of course)
I’m certainly not less busy now but my mornings are not stressful (most of the time – I am human)
The facts are at 26, I only had to take care of myself but now I’m a wife, mom and entrepreneur.
Breakfast and lunches need to be made, getting the kid dressed, drops offs, clients etc. so I have more than enough reasons to feel more rushed, hectic, unfocused and stressful. A solid morning practice changed my life.
It does not require a lot of time.
Whether you are a new mom (like I was when I started my practice), a high-level executive with a lot of responsibility or just a typical busy person finding the right practice will be a game changer.
Some days my routine last an hour but often times I only have 5 minutes and the days that I forgo a morning practice (very rarely happens) my day is dramatically more overwhelming.
The choices you make first thing in the morning will have huge impacts on the rest of your day. Think more energy, inner-peace, focus and personal power.
A consistent morning practice is like a shield that a challenging co-worker, angry boss, debt collector or cranky kid can’t crack.
Don’t you want some of that?
If so click here and check out the podcast.
If you like what you hear share it with your crazy co-worker, annoying friend or cranky spouse. The personal pay offs will be big when you share wisely.