design your morning

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I can’t claim I came up with this idea. I literally googled “how to create a morning routine” and came across a couple awesome blog posts on the topic.

One of which helped their readers create their own morning routine by choosing four from a list and challenging them to do it everyday for 30 days.

So, instead of sending you guys to a morning routine option list that doesn’t fully light me up, I have created one for you, because that’s how I roll.

What’s the deal with a morning routine, anyway?

If I can do something as simple as make my bed and drink 17 oz of water every single morning, then I already feel like I have accomplished something. Are there any other “achievers” reading this?! Get me checking something off my “list” by 5 or 6 am and I am off to a great start.

Morning routines are something I would say that every successful person I want to learn from has in common. It grounds us for the day and is a way to nourish your mind, body, and soul before the demands of email + social media start redirecting our day.

a la carte morning habits

My challenge to you is for the next 30 days, choose 2-4 habits that align with your goals, and do them. everyday. for 30 days… no cheating!

  • make the kids lunches the night before (it somehow takes way less time than in the mornings)

  • set your coffee the night before

  • and while you’re at it… make that coffee a bulletproof coffee

  • make your bed

  • drink a full 17 oz of water before your first cup of coffee (bonus: add a drop of lemon essential oil)

  • do a workout before the rest of the house wakes up

  • run 1 mile or do 15 minutes of stretching / yoga

  • start a gratitude journal and list 3 unique things each morning you’re thankful for

  • start a bible study (first 5 app is awesome for this!)

  • write for 20 minutes on whatever topic you want

  • listen to a meditation

  • listen to a podcast

  • start your diffuser with a morning wake up + be happy blend blend like peppermint and wild orange

  • eat a healthy breakfast, with greens, to fuel your morning workout

  • take your supplements

  • say your daily affirmations

  • get dressed + look nice, even if you work from home or are just dropping off the kids in the car line.

  • wake up at least 30 minutes before the kids do (and mama, if you’re in the newborn to 1 year stage, this one may just not be for you at this point!)

And while doing all of this all at once sounds amazing, I wouldn’t recommend going from doing none to doing like 6 all at once, hence the “choose 2-4” statement above. I’d love to know if this helped you and which habits you want to create over the next 30 days! I invite you to send me a email at annabordner@gmail.com or share them on instagram with #VisionaryHabits and let me know just that!

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