How To Start Making A Morning Routine Apart Of Your Day

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Mornings are valuable and precious, and how you choose to spend yours will determine how the rest of your day goes.  If you start your day off on a high note, the rest of the day will follow suit.  The one thing that all successful women have in common is that they have a solid morning routine. I’ve found some of the most common aspects to a great morning routine, and this will hopefully inspire you to begin a routine if you haven’t already. If you don’t have a morning routine, don’t worry, they take time to conquer. Starting off you will probably have a few trials and errors before you settle in on one that suits you best.  However, once you find a morning routine that works for you, you’ll love it so much that you will begin to look forward to waking up every morning.

The key to an efficient morning routine isn’t always a one size fits all. Therefore, the tweaking part comes into play.  Pick out a few things that energize and inspire you, things that help you to become the best women possible. The three most common rituals include, “me” time, exercise, and family time.  It’s helpful to wake up everyday at the same time, and eventually your body will adjust to this schedule and you will no longer need an alarm. I usually wake up around 5:30, and it’s one of the best parts of my day.  When you are up that early it feels like you are up before the rest of the world, and it is a great motivator to get things done.  Everyone I have talked to that also wakes up before 6 am loves it as much as I do.  If you wake up later or don’t think you are a morning person, I encourage you all to give an earlier wake up time a try.  A super helpful book that helped me develop my morning routine is The Miracle Morning.

 

Morning Habits of Successful Women

“Me” Time

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“Me” time includes grabbing a cup of coffee or tea and getting back in bed to read something inspiring and motivational. Otherwise you can choose to catch up on emails and the latest news.  However, I found having a few minutes without technology in the morning is a refreshing way to start the day.  I prefer to meditate, set my intentions and goals for the day, and practice gratitude. Research has found that for women to be at their best, they need to take time for themselves. Find the things that work for you and build on them. Rome was not built in a day, and you won’t find your ultimate morning routine in a day either. Evaluate what worked and what didn’t and try tweaking it the next day. The modifications may go on for a long time before you find a routine that works best for you.

Exercise

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Exercise seems to be on everyone’s priority list. Some prefer yoga or pilates, while others go for a workout to get their hearts pumping.  I personally don’t exercise in the morning, but a lot of my friends only do morning workouts.  So find what works best for you, and stick with it no matter what.

Family Time

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The mornings are the perfect time to catch up with your kids.  It’s a great time to have snuggle time with your younger kids or to have a few minute conversation with your older kids before they got out of bed. It’s also nice to have time to make breakfast or lunch for anyone who needs it.  However, your family time looks, the time spent with loved ones before the day gets hectic is irreplaable.

Obviously, there isn’t one routine that is perfect for all. The importance of a morning routine is that it inspires and motivates you. Pick the things that are important to you, things that make your the best version of yourself, and fit them into your own morning routine. Make it a non negotiable time, get up an hour early if you have too.  A good morning routine will make up for the loss of sleep.  If anyone needs help to start a morning routine make sure to check out The Miracle Morning.  My morning routine became so much more enjoyable and easier after I read this book.  The author does a great job of explaining how important a quality morning routine is, and how impactful it can be on your life.

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