design your morning
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or share them on instagram with #VisionaryHabits and let me know just that!