Are you a morning person?
Or do you find yourself hitting the snooze button, throwing the covers over your head and asking the sun to stop rising for five more minutes. ⏰
The answer to whether or not you’re the “rise and shine” type is less about the time of day and more about the way you approach it.
What if I told you that you don’t need a morning routine in order to be successful? 🔥
Shocking, I know.
It seems like everywhere you look, there’s another self-development guru preaching about the importance of having the perfectly choreographed morning routine.
You read headlines like:
“Morning Routine Habits of the Most Successful People”
“The Ultimate Morning Routine to Increase Your Productivity”
“The Morning Routine for Maximum Creativity”
You can’t help but feel like everyone else’s mornings seem to be 10x more productive than yours. 😫
But the problem with mornings isn’t you. It’s the false promise that there’s a perfect way to start the day
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: morning routines are NOT for me. 🤭
The idea of waking up to a list of tasks I HAVE to do in order to start my day just doesn’t sit well with me.
In fact, morning routines make me resent mornings and make me feel guilty. That’s not how I want to start my day (or live my life).
My new “morning routine” is simple: I wake up and create space to do whatever feels good in the moment.
I don’t set my alarm for 5am every day.
I don’t feel pressured to meditate, journal, workout, read a book and drink my green juice first thing in the morning.
I wake up with a smile on my face and start my day however I want to.
I believe you should be intentional about how you approach your morning, and tap into how you’re feeling (or how you want to feel) that day.
You can start by asking the following questions…
1. What do I want morning routines to accomplish? How do I want to show up?
Personally, I want to approach my morning in a way that grounds me and connects me to my highest self. I want to use it to set the foundation for the person I want to be that day.
2. What do I want to do in the morning? How do I want to feel?
Rather than creating a list of tasks I have to do, I simply create the time and space for what I need on that given day. What will fill up my cup and help me reach my goal of staying grounded and connecting with my highest self? Sometimes that looks like a meditation and workout. Sometimes it’s as simple as sipping on a hot cup of coffee from my balcony overlooking the lake.
3. What is my intention today? What do I need?
I take the time to tune in to my mind and body and do whatever I feel inspired to do in that moment. It’s important for me to have the flexibility to adapt to my changing wants and needs, based on the intention I am setting for myself that day.
Ultimately, your morning is the perfect opportunity to improve the relationship you have with yourself. Rather than feeling the need to parent yourself, or be your own boss, with a to-do list and rigid framework to follow, it’s about trusting that you will do what’s right for you in the moment. Listen to your body, pay attention to your emotions and be your own best friend.
Lean into your day with ease and let the abundance flow.
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P.S. I’d love to hear about your own morning routine, and whether this exercise resonated. Hit 'reply' and let me know how you start your day!