Win the morning, win the day! While we are in the business of Fitness at Omnia, we believe that encompossess far more than just your training at the gym. To optimize your health & fitness you have to take into account the 23 hours you spend outside of the gym. This includes sleep, nutrition, stress levels, quality of relationships in your life, and overall happiness.
In a busy modern world we can often be juggling a lot of things at once. Simply trying to squeeze a workout into our schedule can be tough let alone making time for ourselves, the people in our lives or staying productive at work.
Which is why today we are going to talk about building a morning routine to set yourself up for success each and every day!
First you might be wondering why this is important or what’s the relevance. Well have you ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right? You woke up late, rushed out the door, skipped breakfast, got stuck in traffic and was met out the office with multiple fires to put out. Your stress levels rise along with your blood pressure. This clouds your thinking and leaves you anxious for the rest of the day. We’ve all been there and it’s never a good feeling.
This happens all too often because we don’t set up a morning routine that gives us time, freedom and intention to start the day off on the right foot. How do we do that? I’m so glad you asked! Its starts with building a morning routine.
Building Your Morning Routine
First and foremost the morning routine starts the night before. I would recommend planning out your next day and creating some action items of the most important things to get done the next day. This will allow you to have a plan and intention for the next morning. Then you can work backwards for what time to get up.
In order to wake up with time to ease into the day without rushing you’ve got to get to bed with enough time to get you quality sleep. Cut out food and drinks late at night and minimize your screen time as much as possible.
I see so many people waking up as late as possible, throwing clothes on and eating breakfast on the go. Instead of waking later, go to bed earlier! Starting your day off in a rush will set a negative tone for the rest of the day.
To get started simply begging waking up 5 or 10 minutes early. This doesn’t have to be a drastic change to start with. It will then take some time to figure out what works best for you. Personally upon waking I drink coffee while reading, then journal, followed by morning meditation. This takes me about 45 minutes which has taken a long time to grow into. However it really allows me to show up as the best version of myself and start the day off on the right foot.
To get started I recommend you take at least a few minutes to think about, visualize or journal about the upcoming day and set an intention. This will put your mind into the proper headspace to take on anything that comes your way.
Additionally I would plan for breakfast or anything else you want to get done before the work day starts. For some this could be your morning workout (which we all know getting it in will make the rest of the day better), a long shower or time to walk the dog while listening to your favorite podcast.
The “what” doesn’t matter as much as getting in a routine that helps you start the day in a positive mentality. If this is new to you then start by trial and error and see what works for you. When you start your day on the right foot it will allow you to be more present, productive and accomplish all the things you want. You will be a better version of yourself at work, with your friends and show up clear headed at the gym!