People who claim that mornings are awesome must know something the rest of us don’t. We don’t know about you, but when the alarm goes off each and every morning, it takes every ounce of will we possess to climb out of bed. Unfortunately, that’s not the best way to start your day. A morning ritual is the best way to prep yourself for the day ahead, and some of the most successful, creative, and happy people in the world have very detailed morning rituals. So, instead of growling and whining every time the alarm goes off, try these morning rituals and learn to make every day awesome.
Wake Up Earlier
Yes, we won’t deny that our beds are way too comfortable to make the idea of waking up earlier pleasant, but it’s necessary. The best morning rituals ensure that you wake up at the same early hour every day, giving you enough time to get everything done at a relaxed pace. Just remember that your body needs between 7-9 hours of sleep, so start heading to bed earlier.
7 Minutes of Exercise
That’s right, we’re not asking you for ten minutes, just seven. When you roll out of bed, start each day with just seven minutes of exercise to get your blood pumping and to shake off any lingering effects from the night before. Choose a routine that doesn’t require you to even change out of your pajamas, so that you’re more likely to get it done.
Drink a Glass of Warm Water or Tea
Drinking a glass of warm lemon water or tea in the morning is a great way to get your body going and to start the rehydration process. After your workout, just head to your kitchen and enjoy a full cup or glass and pay attention to how this morning ritual will help you wake up and feel better.
It’s been said over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we’re not changing the story. Sit down and eat a stack of Indulgent Chocolate Pancakes before you get going for the day. A healthy breakfast can give your body the foundation it needs to feel more energized throughout the day.
Pick 3 Wins for the Day
While you’re enjoying your delicious breakfast, pick three areas where you’re going to win for the day. Are you going to get through all your emails at work? Maybe you’re going to spend half an hour over lunch to call an old friend like you’ve been meaning to. The key is to pick three things that will let you feel like a success for the day.
Give yourself 10-15 minutes to meditate on the day ahead. Find a quiet location, turn on peaceful music if it helps, and spend some time quietly thinking about the day ahead. Focus on the joy you have in your life, what you love, and what you want. The key is to give your body and mind a chance to rest quietly before the business of life happens.
If you start off every day with our six steps to a great morning ritual, we know you’ll recognise the difference. Give it a shot for a month and see what happens.