There's something special about the early morning hours. Maybe it's the quiet, the stillness, the fresh start or the routine. It could also be that I'm a morning person, ha! Seriously though, I do think it's an important part of the day. I think it's when you can set an intention or a grounding space for everything else. It may not always stick, but it's worth the try. For me, it's been important for a few reasons. Firstly, it's when I have the most time to myself, secondly, it's where I implement my self-care (exercise, stretching, grounding, mediation) practices and lastly, it really does influence my day positively.
Now, this is not to say I do everything with ease and consistency...I threw that to the wind early on. I initially was struggling with that and felt guilty if I wasn't doing everything, everyday. I quickly realized that stressing over it and being rigid was defeating the whole point to begin with. Why are we so hard on ourselves like that? Anyway, what is technically my morning routine will sometimes become my evening routine. Ironically, to find my discipline I also had to find my flexibility. There's somedays I get a full routine in and there's somedays I don't. I've come to accept that this is part of the routine as well. Maybe that will change with time, but for now it works and it's ok. When all is said and done, that little morning rhythm makes me quite happy and content!
Here's a peek at what my mornings might look like:
- Wake Up ( Between 6:15-7:15)
- Make coffee or tea (big glass of water first)
- Feed the dog
- Open all the blinds
- Catch up on the computer (usually no longer than 20 min or so) (drink coffee or tea)
- Walk the dog
- Practices (exercise, stretching, grounding, meditation...I don't do them all everyday)
- Downstairs to my workspace!
After all this time focusing on my own routine, I surprisingly came across a website devoted to the exact same thing. I love it! There's nothing more interesting to me than human behavior. I also love hearing about the intimate details of other people's everyday happenings. Take a look, I think you'll also find it interesting. By the way, do any of you have a good morning routine to share?
Check out the link below:
Thoughts for next week: What I didn't talk about this week: Your Allies, Your People, Your Dream Team!!
Big Hugs - J