Is this you?
You set your alarm with the intention of hitting the snooze button several times before you actually get up. Do you think this routine is allowing you to sleep longer? Well, you are wrong. All you are doing is prolonging the inevitable and tricking your body into thinking you are getting more sleep, when really you are getting interrupted sleep which is not good for your body at all!
Our body needs peaceful, uninterrupted rest. When you wake up, press snooze and then go back into a short slumber, only to repeat several times, your body does not wake restful, at all.
Now lets talk about a what a nice peaceful morning routine looks like.
- No snooze.
- No jumping out of bed in a panic because you hit snooze too many times.
- No rushing around the house like a madwoman or madman because now you are running late.
Just a nice peaceful easy routine.
How does this sound, awesome, right?
You wake at least 2 hours before you need to be at work. I know, I know, crazy right? But hear me out.
You open the blinds, make your bed and grab a glass of water and drink it immediately.
You make your cup of coffee or tea, let the dog out, grab the morning paper, or whatever it is that you do and then you relax for at least 15 minutes. Drink tea/coffee, read the paper, the news, pet your dog, sit in silence…whatever makes you happy.
Now its time for some exercise. YES, EXERCISE! The key to all things good. Some ideas on how you can get some impactful exercise within a short time frame:
- walk the dog
- hop on the treadmill
- roll out the yoga mat and do some yoga or pilates, simple stretches or even just a plank
- do some squats
- ride your bike
- go for a run
Whatever you enjoy doing….DO IT!
Now its time to get ready….go jump in the shower, take a hot bath and enjoy the moment. Hot water can be VERY healing.
Smoothie time….you can’t leave the house without a healthy morning smoothie to nourish you after such a fantastic morning.
Need a good smoothie recipe?https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-smoothies
So, if you have read any of my other articles you have learned that it can take about 21-26 days for a routine like this to become seamless. Routines are only successful when you do not deviate from them. Now the routine I shared above is just an example of a routine that I happen to have implemented in my life and have been consistent with for about 3 years now. It has truly changed my life in so many ways. You can ask my boyfriend, I literally jump out of bed every morning to start my day, while he is the one who hits snooze 43 times and drags himself out of bed. He has yet to even entertain a morning routine but I am hopeful. You can create ANY routine you want. Life is your canvas, design it the way you want it.
I leave you with this, if you are interested in crafting up a cool morning routine that would fit into your life….contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started ASAP. I will help you, at no cost.
If you are going to tackle this on your own…good luck, it’s truly worth it!