Good morning sunshine!

What we do first thing in the morning sets the tone for our entire day.

Establishing good morning habits has been proven to make you more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day.

Each day we only have a certain amount of willpower. That willpower is strongest on wakening. That’s why we’re more inclined to demolish that family size chocolate bar at night time when our willpower reserves are low!

If you get up and step straight into your morning routine it eliminates the need for any decisions. Not only does that help ease you into the day, but saving that brain power for later in the day means you’ll be much more productive.

If having a morning routine is an essential for the most successful 1% of people in the planet then why not give it a try?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t always do all of it. But I always do some of it. Even when I first waken, I list three things I’m grateful for before I get out of bed, even if one of those is just being thankful for my warm, comfy bed. Gratitude and appreciation starts your day with a positive mindset.

When I do follow my full routine, it takes less than an hour and makes me feel more grounded, focused, centred and clears my mind for the day ahead.

So here are some of the options you might choose from to start your day as you mean to continue. The most important thing is that you choose both really suits you so that you’re more likely to stick to it long term.

~ Silence
~ Meditation
~ Gratitude
~ Affirmations
~ Visualisation
~ Intentions: set an intention for the day ahead
~ Pranayama (breathing)
~ Reading
~ Journaling
~ Stretching
~ Yoga
~ A walk in nature
~ Keeping it a tech free / email free zone until a certain time
~ Mindful coffee / tea / juice / smoothie
~ Cuddles with the dog. Or is that just me?

So how do you do yours?…

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