What Exactly is a Morning Routine?

Odds are you’ve probably tried doing a morning routine before, succeeded at first but eventually failed, why is that? Let’s first identify what a morning routine is, it’s events happening in sequential order from the moment you wake up until the moment you start working. Ok that sounds a bit boring. It’s basically your normal procedure in the morning, from the moment you wake up and get out of bed to the moment you sit down/ or drive to work. The weird thing about your morning routine is, what you do during this time determines how you’re going to be performing for the rest of the day. Throughout my years of testing and experimenting, I’ve always seen the same results, if I have a shit morning, un-organized, scatterbrained, my days are like that as well. But when I have a neat and clean morning, straight to the point, always on time, my days are like that as well.

Million Dollar Morning Routines

1. Rise and Shine.

Get an early start – That might be getting up 10 minutes earlier, 30 minutes earlier or even an hour earlier. Wake up before the rest of your household wakes up and begins to ask for your attention. This time is your time, just for you.

2. Hydrate.

Grab your beverage of choice – I start each morning with a large glass of purified water with lemon. When I say a large glass, I’m talking about a 32 oz glass, Christy Code Red style! My brain and body thank me for giving it hydration right off the bat. For those of you that like your water heated and filtered through ground coffee beans, have a glass of water first. 

3. Peace.

Begin your slow and thoughtful activities – Sit down and fill your spiritual and emotional well. This can be prayer and meditation, journaling, or reading. Don’t reach for your phone or look at email for at least the first hour of the day.

4. Mental rehearsal.

Actualize and Visualize – Call into action what you want to actually experience in the day. This is my creative act of creating my intentional day by visualizing my energy and experiences for the day.

5. Action.

Take action on ONE THING – Knock out one thing from your To Do List before the day really gets going and you can keep that momentum of accomplishment going throughout the rest of your day!

These simple routines don’t even need to take more than 30 minutes and they set you up for winning your day and winning your life. You will be and feel more empowered, accomplished, happy, aligned and confident. Ain’t nothing wrong with that!

You can start with one of two of these and go from there (no need to jump in with all five at once and overload yourself)! We’re all about setting ourselves up for success, right? Right, my friend. Here’s to your success.

By Catherine Mungai

An Outgoing girl based in Nairobi, Kenya who loves life, writing and reading.

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