I wanted to follow up last months blog post, where I talked about my evening wind down rituals, by talking about my morning rituals.
Sooo, mornings …they’re not really my thing. But this year I’ve really changed my attitude to them! And it’s helped set the tone for the day ahead.

Here’s how my mornings used to be….

alarm goes off, hit snooze, alarm goes off, hit snooze, repeat, repeat, repeat! Get out of bed, because if I wait any longer I’ll be late! Get ready, have coffee, start work.
Not ideal.
Side note,  I’m not saying this never happens anymore!
Now, don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you how I’ve grown to love mornings and how you can too!
If you’re a morning person, that’s great – do your thing!

This is what my mornings look like now…

Alarm goes off. Yep, I still hit snooze or I have a second alarm set, depending on what I have on that day. I don’t jump out of bed. I lay there for while, enjoying my comfortable warm bed.
Before I get up I remind myself how grateful I am to be doing work I truly love, to be helping people on a daily basis and growing a business with my husband that supports us to do the things we enjoy. I don’t just  think these thoughts, I really feel them in my entire body.
Then I get up, have a shower and get dressed. Next I drink warm lemon juice and water, followed by my vitamins.
The next bit is sometimes different. Most days it’s set up for work – either client coaching calls in my office or treatments in the wellbeing studio. Then I sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee with something light to eat while checking social media, emails and messages. Other days it’s going to networking events, meetings or working on other projects or general admin stuff.
A good cup of coffee always features and time to enjoy it, even if it’s only 5 – 10 minutes. I really believe that having some time for you before you start your day is super important. It can be a tea or coffee, journaling, a meditation – whatever works for you.

Don’t think you have to jump out of bed, go for run. Don’t think your morning has to look like everybody else’s does. I’d love to say I journal and do yoga or go for a walk, but the reality is I’m better off doing those things later in the day – it just works better for me. So find what works for YOU.

If you want to change how your mornings feel just do one thing that feels good. Make that a habit. Then add in another thing if you want to.
I’m constantly tweaking my morning and nighttime rituals and I love that. It changes with the seasons. It changes as I change and grow. It changes depending on how I feel and what’s going on in my life.

Do you have an morning ritual?

If not what’s one thing you can do to ease more gently into your day? Give it a go and see how your day changes and how differently you feel at the end of the day.
I’d love to hear how it goes. Let me know in the comments below.
In health and happiness, Dee xxx

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