Is this you?
Wake up, give your partner a kick for snoring, snooze alarm, check email, quick scroll on social media, struggle out of bed, get the kids up, make coffee, argue over who goes in the bathroom first, rush breakfast, get kids in the car for school run, get back home to start work or jump on the train into town for the office… (add your own stressors).
This easy to implement morning routine will;
- Improve your peace of mind & control within your own headspace
- Get you focused and energised for the day
- Energise you and boost productivity
- Help you feel in control
- Allow you to progress your own life like nothing before
If you want to be a high performance individual you need to make sure you fuel yourself and hydrate your brain to be sharp, clear and decisive.
I start every day with a strong coffee & a litre of water with a dash of pink Himalayan sea salt (electrolytes) to hydrate quicker than just water alone.
Be in your own energy
Don’t turn your phone on until you’re ready.
The last thing you want is to be asked for something by a demanding boss at 7am, wake up to a message from the night before which triggers you or be pulled into a conversation which stresses you and ruins your energy for the entire day.
Feeling overwhelmed or having demands and needs placed upon you in the morning can make you incredibly unproductive as you start ‘fire fighting’ other peoples tasks and needs instead of peacefully working through your own.
Scrolling through cat memes or comparing yourself and your life to others on social media is also not going to serve you in any way.
If you have a work phone, don’t turn it on until your work hours start and keep strong barriers to protect your mental energy and peace of mind.
Clarity on Targets and Values
I always have my targets (business, and personal progress) and values in front of me in the morning along side my critical actions list. I also ask all my coaching clients to have their goals in view day to day so we have something to work towards together.
These are the points of reference for a successful day, week, month and year.
I actually write my critical action list the night before and are what I need to complete on that particular day.
These are prioritised into what will have the biggest impact on my overall goals and progress my life as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Whether its training, business, lifestyle, family or personal growth it all leads to a happy successful life and having that as the first point of reference in the morning enables you to start the day clear on what needs to be done rather than flitting from task to task with no real direction when you sit down at your desk.
Walking in sunlight in the morning will not only promote healthy sleep/wake cycle and vitamin D production. It will also improve blood flow to your brain for clarity, focus powerful decision making.
Remember, the largest amount of the fat we burn daily comes from our activity, not from our exercise. So a morning walk will contribute to improved body composition as well.
I do most of my critical thinking, idea expansion and decision making when walking round my local park. Its my own personal version of meditation. You will be surprised on how many ideas you have and how thoughtful you can be when off out on your own.
Give it a try
Give this morning routine a try and I guarantee if you implement it, your days, weeks and months will be so much more focused and progressive
If you struggle with stress and overwhelm or can’t seem to get focused or progressing in the right direction you might benefit from coaching, lets chat.