I am so thrilled you are reading this blog! So many of my clients struggle with starting their morning right, which kicks off a stressful day.
What if you could change that today?
What would it feel like to go to sleep and feel rested?
Imagine taking control of your day so you have an amazing day even when you feel stressed or overwhelmed.
Here are some simple strategies you can implement every morning to ensure you have a positive day!
SET THE ALARM 15 MINUTES EARLIER
One of the main reasons why many of us fall victim to messy and muddled mornings is because we don’t leave ourselves enough time to get things done. It’s easy to say that you’re going to wake up early in the morning and finish a few tasks, but once the morning rolls around and the alarm is going off, we often find ourselves reaching for the snooze button. It can be difficult to change this habit, but think about how much quality sleep you’re actually getting when you hit the snooze. Ten minutes? Maybe fifteen? And you may be lying there awake wasting time, yet too tired to get out of bed.
In the mornings, 10 or 15 minutes can make or break our morning routine. Make it a goal to wake up as soon as the alarm goes off and set your day right.
Here are my morning habits:
- Deep Breathing for 5 minutes
- Writing a gratitude list
- Saying 10 affirmations
- Stretching or simple at home yoga poses
This can all be done in 10-15 minutes. Create the success mindset you deserve for your day.
MAKE TIME FOR MORNING EXERCISE
Exercise is a great way to start the day. It may not be how you want to start the day, but once you get used to it, there’s no going back. Instead of thinking that you need to hit the gym in the morning, start with a walk around your neighborhood to get you moving. Use this time to clear your head and connect with yourself.
During the day, things get busy and we often fail to take time out for ourselves. If you can do this in the morning before your schedule starts, you’ll be better prepared to take on what the day has in store for you.
Incorporating even 15 minutes of exercise into your morning routine will do wonders for your stress levels and productivity! When you start your morning with exercise, you’ll be able to wake up easier because you’re not headed straight to the shower; instead, you’re spending time alone, with a loved one or immersed in nature, which are some of the best ways to start your day.
Also consider new ways to get to work that can incorporate exercise and get your day off to a great start. Ditch the taxi and walk from the train station to work, ride your bike to work several times a week or walk around your work building 20 minutes before your shift starts.
Above are two simple ways to start your day right. When you start your day right, you will feel less stressed during your day.
Aisha’s Tip: When you feel stressed, write down 5 things you are grateful in your life. Take some deep breaths and say, “ I am in control”.
“Every thought we think is creating our future. ”
― Louise L. Hay