In this post I’m going to show you how to create your perfect morning routine using seven simple steps. And make sure you read until the end of the article so that you can get your FREE guide and cheat sheet on how to create a morning routine that’s going to suit you and your lifestyle. With all the hustle and bustle of kids, work and life it can be hard to make time for ourselves. It takes real commitment and dedication but it’s definitely worth it. Mornings can be the most magical part of the day and forming new habits can seem daunting but the more you repeat your habits daily, the more ingrained they become.
So try not to worry about how effective your habits are to start with, start by implementing them and watch their quality improve over time. So start with small wins watch them grow and become more powerful. So, let’s start by setting your alarm 15 to 30 minutes earlier. Tip number ONE… drink a glass of water. This is going to help to rehydrate your dehydrated body. When you wake up after a long sleep your body is naturally dehydrated. No matter how much water you drank the day before, you have used up your stores and it’s now time to refill the tank. So, the first thing drinking water after waking up will do is provide your cells with much-needed hydration. It’s also going to help flush out toxins, fire up your metabolism, fuel your brain and it’s completely refreshing. Tip number TWO. Silence and meditation. If you are new to meditation you can start your practice with just two minutes a day. Yes, that’s right just two minutes. why? Because starting with a tiny habit is the first step to consistently achieving it and following a guided meditation is a great way to learn how to quieten the mind, listen and relax through the process.
Meditation is also going to help to improve your self-awareness, balance your emotions, make you feel less anxious , you’ll have better focus and more creativity and compassion. Tip number THREE. Affirmations a simple morning affirmation such as “I am healthy” can go a very long way. By affirming positive statements, it makes you aware of your daily thoughts and words and helps keep negativity away. You can use the following affirmations, just to give you some ideas “today is going to be a great day.” “good things are coming into my life every day” I like my job So, by doing this daily and first thing in the morning, you will help keep yourself surrounded by the things you want to keep in your life and this in turn will encourage and motivate you to keep up this powerful practice. Tip number FOUR. Visualization visualizing your desired dreams as already complete can rapidly accelerate your achievement to those dreams, goals and ambitions. I am a huge fan of vision boards and you can look at your board each morning to mentally picture yourself doing the work you have to do today in order to make progress.
For example, if you want to learn how to play the guitar imagine yourself touching the strings and placing your fingers the right way for certain chords. If your dream is of starting a family, imagine holding your new baby and feeling those emotions of love, if you dream of going on a world trip, imagine yourself on the plane and reaching your desired destination, this is very, very powerful and you can truly get towards your goals much quicker by visualizing on a daily basis. Tip number FIVE. Journaling writing in a journal is a great way to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper. Think about the lessons you’ve learned and what new commitments you plan to make for your future.
Pick small commitments and limit them to the day, so for example, “I will drink eight more gl asses of water today” you can also make this your gratitude journal. It can be very easy to forget how good you really have it in this fast-paced world. this is why gratitude helps you stay positive and you should definitely practice this daily. when you think of something to be grateful for break it down and think about the details that you are thankful for… so, as an example “I am grateful for my health” you could say that you are grateful for your eyes, which allow you to see this beautiful world around you. Or if you are grateful for your job think about what aspects of it make you feel thankful for for example, the salary that allows you to take holidays and keep a roof over your head if you would prefer, you can also type out your journal entries.
This can make life easier for some people who are more tech savvy. Tip number SIX. Reading in the morning, your mind is more concentrated, fresh and crystal clear and this makes it a great time to read a page or a chapter from an inspirational book. Reading on a daily basis will help to teach you new ideas and you will learn more and more as the days go by. Like any other muscle in the body; your brain and mindset require exercise to keep them strong and healthy. Reading will help to keep you focused, improve your knowledge, your memory and strengthen your mind-reading abilities Tip number SEVEN. Exercise. Your mind should now be fully active so now it’s time to activate your body. Exercise in the mornings not only energizes you and gets your blood flowing but it also helps you feel more accomplished and good about yourself because you were actually able to make this happen.
It will improve your heart health; giving you great cardiovascular benefits, it will also help to boost your brainpower improve your focus, help keep your weight healthy and provide you with more energy you can exercise in a number of ways you can go to the gym you can go walking or running outside, you can do DVDs at home and there are a number of apps that talk you through some quick exercise routines that use high intensity interval training, so check them out too. So there you have your seven tips to help you form a great morning routine for a successful day and life.
And remember that consistency is the key to making the sequence of habits work for you. Always start small and as time passes; you will start to see all the positive benefits of waking up early and accomplishing so much to help you maintain a strong and healthy mindset. So, now you know the steps required to create your perfect morning routine and don’t forget to download your free guide and comment below to let me know how you went on.