How you spend your time in the morning can set the tone for your entire day and there are 3 questions that you must ask yourself if you want to create your day on purpose.
Most of the time we wake up exhausted and then hit the snooze button multiple times.
When we do finally get our eyes open, we grab our phones and jump on Facebook or check our email.
Then we climb out of bed to race around and try to do way too many things without enough time.
We rush through coffee or tea and we make food choices that don’t fuel our bodies properly.
Sometimes we’re grumpy. We snap at family members or they snap at us. We rush off to start our day.
And we feel frantic and scattered. Already behind schedule and racing to catch up.
The day goes on and then we get up and repeat it all over again the next day.
No wonder we are exhausted? It makes sense that we feel so overwhelmed.
Here is a simple strategy to ease the exhaustion and overwhelm.
It starts with a simple morning routine.
Most of us miss the opportunity to take a little quality time for ourselves.
To reflect. To plan. To set an intention.
Take 5-10 minutes to create the day that you want.
A simple morning routine can have a powerful effect on how you show up during the day.
It can literally make all the difference in helping you create a day lived on purpose versus a day that happens by default.
Here is your simple guide to creating your morning routine:
Set your alarm for 15 minutes earlier tomorrow morning.
Place a journal or notebook and pen next to your alarm.
Write a message to yourself on an index card or small piece of paper – this should be a motivating message that will remind you why you are changing your schedule and giving yourself a little extra time in the morning to focus on you. (It can be something like “This is important” or “This matters to me” or “I want to start my day feeling good”). Finally, place this note on top of the journal, so you see it in the morning.
Get up when your alarm goes off. Stay in bed or find a quiet place in the house.
Take a few minutes to think about what kind of day you want to have.
Then, answer these 3 questions in your journal or notebook:
What do I need to do to have this kind of day?
What do I need to feel to make these things happen?
What do I want to think to feel this way?
Read them over a few times to commit them to memory.
There is so much power in those three little questions.
They will help you go from reacting and responding to your day to creating the day you want on purpose.
Directing your mind first thing in the morning will also set you up for feeling clear and intentioned about all your decisions, which will eliminate the exhaustion and overwhelm that you have been experiencing.
15 minutes in the morning can make a significant difference in the way you feel all day. It’s a simple and easy self-care solution that can create a positive effect on your overall wellbeing.
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