Do you wake up and jump out of bed? Or crawl slowly out after the alarm has gone off three or four times? Do you then rush around getting breakfast, kids to school, making the commute to work, running 5-10 minutes late? Or do you create a welcoming morning routine?
It is so important to visualise and think what you would like your morning routine to be. Visualise your day, what you would like to do each morning, this will then set you up for your day, plus you must have the belief that you can achieve this.
For me, it is time to myself before the mayhem kicks in, this gives me time to think what I need to achieve for the day, how I want to achieve this and timelines, it is self-meditation of either walking and taking in nature around me, a gentle morning vinyasa flow of stretching and breathing to wake the body up, or to sit quietly and think whilst enjoying a cup of tea.
I know you are thinking I can’t fit this in with everything else, but we can, I have two kids, it takes a certain mindset, but we can. Set your alarm 30 mins or 1 hour earlier, so much easier with these light beautiful summer mornings, it is a wonderful time of day. The birds are singing as nature wakes up and it gives us time to carry out our morning ritual before the alarms go off and the mayhem begins. We can start our days with a sense of purpose, but most of all if we clear our minds and set our intention it will make you more focused on things that need to get done.