One of the best things I recently started was implementing a daily practice of a morning routine. I first heard about the idea of a morning routine from The Art of Simple Tsh Oxenreider’s book One Bite at a Time. I came across the idea again from Courtney Carver, and I downloaded her microcourse which is what I was able to use to actually start implementing my routine.
Before I implemented a morning routine, I was always rushing, rushing, rushing. Hurry up and get out of bed, get ready, eat quickly, run out the door! You’re late…GO FASTER! This was a horrible way to start the day and I didn’t even realize it at the time. Once I gave myself time to get up slowly, mindfully start my day with a warm cup of tea, a little bit of reading, and some ambient radio from Pandora, I realized my days were much more enjoyable. I was more centered at the beginning of the day which carried throughout the day. Of course, I’d have bad days like everyone else, but at the root, my threshold for handling complex topics at work or challenges in general in life was much higher.
I highly recommend giving yourself some time in the morning, even if it’s just a few minutes, to start your day mindfully. Take some time for your self, relax, and then get started. It is truly a great way to start your day!