1. START AT NIGHT
Everyone has weaknesses in their morning routine, so let's try to reduce the confusion and chaos the night before. For example, gather your clothes (yours and the kids) together and set them aside to save yourself the anxiety of staring into your closet and making those choices in your morning zombie mode. After all, it's the prepared that succeed!
The sun is going to rise regardless of what side of the bed you choose to wake up on. And, yes I said "choose". I know you might be tired (maybe go to bed earlier?) or dreading the day ahead but only you can decide how you feel about your day and whether your fears or frustrations will rule you. When you wake up - just smile. Even if you feel stupid and inauthentic, smile anyway and keep it there. While (possibly staging) you grin, think of everything you love and are thankful for. Life can be crazy but it doesn't mean YOU have to be. So make a different choice. You be the sunshine!
3. WAKE UP TO PEACE
Having the glow of red lights and the activity of phones and computers can really rob you of your restful sleep *and* waking. Look around your room. Is it restful? Do you feel warm and energized when you wake? If not, take inventory of what's stifling you and get some change happening. Whether it's in need of moving cyberspace to another room, painting with uplifting colors or even a total remodel, you decide what needs to happen and then get it done. Getting proper peace and rest is vital to good health and prosperity.
4. PRAYER and MEDITATION
Find a place in your home that's quiet and free from distraction, that's not in your bed. Grab your Bible or an inspirational book, maybe even turn on some relaxing music and sit in that stillness.
Take one, two, ten deep breaths. This is your opportunity to set your daily intention for a peaceful and productive day.
5. GET MOVING
It's common knowledge that physical activity is important for both your mind and body, but it can be really difficult to find the time to fit it in to our busy schedules. If you can go for a run or stop by the gym first thing in the morning, great! If not, make a plan to implement a small routine into your morning so you at least set a pattern and habit to care for your mind and body which will in turn, not only set up your day with energy but also the rest of your life.
6. BODY FUEL
Some people are morning eaters and some are not. Do some reading and feeling and try to hone in on what your particular body type is. Some people are the hot tea and toast type and others are the full spread of fruit, bacon and eggs. Whatever feels best and fuels you for the next couple of hours should be considered your energy spark for the day and committed to. When you take time to eat a balanced meal, you are giving your body the fuel it needs for everything else. Only the oiled machine can truly perform!
This is perhaps my favorite step. It is the perfect compliment to all the other healthy recommended steps. Connect. Connect to both gratitude and love with yourself and your loved ones. Take the time to smile at yourself. Be proud of how far you have come and the possibilities you have left to explore! In the same way, imagine how that would inspire your loved ones if your spouse or children were to hear the same thankful and empowering messages!!
So make a commitment to yourself out of love to energize your day by planning ahead, feeding your mind and body well and by holding love and gratitude in your heart. It will bring more beauty to your day and put a smile in your heart.... I promise.
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by: Navae Fiona