Mindful in the morning
A morning routine is the most important start of the day. If you start the day in a state of chaos and stress, you are most likely going to spend the rest of the day in this state. When creating a more mindful morning routine, you will spend the rest of the day in a mindful state, easy as that. Every new day is an opportunity to start fresh and take a moment to think about how you get up in the morning.
- Start by making it a habit to wake up 30-60 minutes earlier than you are used to. Use this extra me-time to create your own morning routine.
- Decide your own morning rituals like drinking tea, meditate, journaling, a short run or do something else you are passionate about. Also use this time to decide your goals for the day. Choose 4 simple activities that give you the energy you will need and try to do it mindful.
- Waking up in a good mood, starts with sleeping about 7-8 hours per night. Enough sleep is important to really be focused about your morning routine. Make sure you are going to bed at the same time every night and avoid your mobile phone or iPad right before falling asleep. Also sleeping in a cool and dark room provides a good night sleep.
- After turning of your wake-up alarm, make sure to get out of bed right away, snoozing won’t help. Do not check your social media, texts or emails before having breakfast. The world is sleeping so take this 30-60 minutes to wake up, this is your time!
Hopefully these small tips will help you step by step. After all, how you spend your morning represents you the rest of the day.