Three steps to make your mornings fun

Three Steps To Make Your Mornings Fun

The difficult thing about mornings for most of us is getting up in the morning. Instead of going out for a run, reading, reflecting, meditating and developing ourselves, it is the time where we are longing to get back to the warmth of our bed.

Yes, the soft mattress is ever so seductive and most of us have a ‘Snooze’ relationship with our alarm clock, where we try and stay in the bed as long as we possibly could before we have to drag ourselves out of the bed to go to the job that we do not love, tackle the life that we don’t like etc etc.

As Tony Robbins says ‘You will get a lousy answer, if you ask yourself a lousy question”. Likewise, a lousy start to your morning means a lousy day ahead. So make a note that the days where you used to say ‘Oh damn, another day where I have to get up again and do this or go to office’ MUST go if you are to go out and have a great day and life.

Do not make it your mission to give yourself an awful experience first thing in the morning because if you do your day is not going to get any better. The start to the morning with thoughts like, I don’t want to wake up, I don’t like my job and hate my workplace will bring more of the same.

I recognize that mornings can be really hectic for most of us whether it’s the need to get to work early, or to get your children ready but it is still important to have “your time” first thing in the morning to get ready for the day ahead.

Every morning you have two choices, you can either go back to sleep or wake up and chase your dreams. Your choice every morning will not only shape your day but it will define the quality of your life in the long run!

The morning makeover suggestions here are game changing. These suggestions are simple but if implemented will set in motion the experiences throughout the day that will help you create an exceptional life, the life that you have always dreamed of.

Here are the three parts of what I call ’Hour of Power’, a routine to nourish your body, mind and soul. If you do not have time to go through the whole exercise, start with one ritual by giving yourself 10-15 minutes each day and then build on it. Remember that the time for self-renewal is absolutely necessary for each one us.

Soul – 15 Minutes
Spend the first few minutes of your day in gratitude. Think about all the things that you are grateful for in your life. It will get rid of the anxiety and fear from your life. Then spend time meditating and reflecting on the things that you want to achieve in your life.This will engage your subconscious mind to help achieve your goals and mission. This should not take you more than 10-15 minutes, so go ahead and give your soul the nourishment that it needs to help you live the life of your dreams.

Body – 30 Minutes
Your body gets dehydrated while sleeping, so start your morning with drinking lots of water and do some form of physical activity like running, strength training or get on the bike if that’s your thing.And then go and have your breakfast and ensure it’s something that’s good for you. Something that will give you energy rather than take it away from you.

Mind – 15 Minutes
Now that you have looked after your soul and body it’s time to feed our mind with positive food. Read about great people, a subject of your interest or anything that will help you grow.Now the final step is to review your yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily goals that you have already planned.

Remember the ideas above are to help you give a great start to your day. You don’t have to be overwhelmed by making all the changes at once, start with a ritual that feels good to you and build on it. And don’t be afraid of being creative either, try and find different ways to make your Mornings FUN again!!

I had the pleasure of speaking with Andrew Barnes, Founder of Perpetual Guardian. Andrew introduced the four-day work week at Perpetual Guardian, as it was the “right thing” to do.
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