Have you got a morning routine?
Everyone has a morning routine of some sort. I presume you go to the toilet and brush your teeth etc every morning! Well, that’s a routine. It’s easy to forget these are routines, because you do them so often they become mindless habits.
And that is the secret to success that so many people have: they decide what daily action will serve them well, and then they repeat it so often it becomes a healthy habit.
What you don’t want is a morning routine that feels like an endless chore list!
You want a routine that will increase the chance of you having a good day; a day where you are not controlled by symptoms; where you are in control of your mind and your body.
Decide what you can add to your morning routine that will mean you start (and end!) the day feeling like the best version of you.
You need to decide what you can add in to your morning routine that will mean you start (and end!) the day feeling like the best version of you.
Simple morning routines you can try
Try adding in these two things to your morning routine and see how they make you feel:
1. Leave a pint of water next to your bed before you go to sleep. As soon as you wake, drink it all.
2. Then, before you get up, spend two minutes repeating these health affirmations:
“I am happy. I am healthy. I am strong. I am grateful for what my body can do for me.”
Try doing these two things daily for the next few days and see what difference it makes to how you feel.
How to add new things into your routine with ease
If you find it difficult to add new things to your morning routine, try and add them to the things you already do. My two examples above work in this way, as they are both connected to waking up.
When you tie new, healthy routines to things you already do without thinking – such as doing some stretches or light exercises while you are getting dressed – you’re more likely to stick at them.
The longer you keep at it, the easier it will get for these things to become your normal routine – and the happier your start to the days will be.
And the longer you keep at it, the easier it will get for these things to become your normal routine – and the happier your start to the days will be.
Start tomorrow and plan for a good day!