When our decisions are in alignment with our true desires, we begin to attract things into our lives that resonate with our frequency that feels empowering. Rather than feeling depleted at the beginning of the week, these choices will strengthen you and you will find yourself continuously leveling up.
Start your day inspired,
end your day fulfilled.
A Moment for Self Mastery
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle
Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the day. Waking up early provides time to work on yourself before you work for anyone else and fortify your mind so you are better able to handle whatever the day throws at you. Cultivating a strong morning routine will ensure you are feeling, acting, and thinking at your highest potential for the rest of your day—and days—ahead. Design any routine that allows you to incorporate meaningful activities to start your day off right. Here are 5 tips for an intentional morning routine:
Start your day with gratitude. Begin by taking one minute in bed before you rise to reflect on one person and one opportunity you are grateful for in your life.
Move your body. Whether it’s a simple yoga routine, a brisk walk with your pet, a quick set of sit-ups and push-ups, or hitting the gym to work off last night’s meal, starting off your day with movement energizes the body and the mind.
Meditate. Incorporating some type of mindfulness practice like meditation into your daily morning routine can help ground you and train your mind and emotions, which then influences how you react to challenges throughout your day. During your meditation is also a great time to set your intention for the day. When you get clear on how you want your day to go or what you want to feel or accomplish, you can make clear decisions that create the life you truly want to live. See below in Mindfulness section!
Write out your daily schedule. Take a few minutes to write down a “to-do” list for the day ahead. Then prioritize it so your day’s list has only 3 to 5 items on it—ranked in order of priority to make sure you tackle the most pressing things first. You also give yourself a sense of purpose each day when you know what you need to get done. And there is something satisfying about crossing off tasks on your list—it really cultivates a sense of accomplishment.
Eat a balanced breakfast. You’ve most likely heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you make time to eat a healthy breakfast (lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains), you’ll have more energy throughout the day and a stronger ability to focus and concentrate.