Having a morning routine is the key to a productive, positive and calm day.
There are millions of online articles telling you how to have a good morning, what you should be doing, the time you should wake up and exactly the order things need to be done.
That’s all well and good, but what if you could create a routine that fit in perfectly with what feels good to you, comes naturally to you and helps you to feel like you’re living in flow?
You can, I’m going to tell you how.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I WAKE UP?
There are literally 84 million google search results to this question. Some experts will tell you 7am is the ideal time to rise, others that you should shift your time with when the sun rises, others say 4:30am is the sweet spot. But there is one question I find these experts fail to ask is
“What time do you naturally wake up?”
This is key to getting to know your sleep cycle and getting further into your quality of sleep! If you do feel like you’re not having a good slumber and restless nights, I highly recommend you read The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington. This book will change your sleep, energy and relationships.
So, if you’re having good quality sleep, going to bed at a reasonable hour and sleeping in a calm environment, you should naturally wake up at a time when your body has rested.
WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST THING AFTER WAKING UP?
This is the fun part, choose your own adventure style morning rituals! Below is a list of some beneficial things you could do, you get to structure it however you want, listening to what your body and mind need each day.
:: Have a glass of warm water and lemon
:: Roll out of bed onto your yoga matt and stretch for 5-10 minutes
:: Watch the sunrise (if you’re early enough)
:: Head out for a walk
So again, you get to construct a conscious ritual that is tailor made for YOU.
OK, BUT WHAT SHOULD I EAT FOR BREAKFAST?
This one is easy.
Yup, just eat real food. That real food can be scrambled eggs with some turmeric coated veggies, overnight oats with berries, a green smoothie or whatever makes your body feel good and isn’t coming out of a packet with more than two ingredients!
In the Health Hub, we have SO MANY amazing breakfast ideas! Loads of juice ideas, smoothies and light options to the heavier Sunday breakfast indulgences (including our Complete Pancakes that have superfoods like spirulina, mushroom powders and pumpkin powder that taste better than the naughty gluten laden version!) so if you’re struggling with ideas, you know where to look!
These are my three steps to a simply successful morning routine. Wake up with purpose, do something grounding and nourish your temple.
It’s really THAT SIMPLE!