Committing to a daily routine will improve your sleep, overall health and productivity. Confidence Coach Laure Redmond joined us to share some simple ways to create a successful morning routine:
- How You Wake Up Each Day Affects Your Level of Success Focused and productive mornings carry over to successful days, and ultimately successful lives. Experiment until you find a morning routine that works for you; one that makes you feel awake, alert, physically and mentally healthy, and psyched to have a great day. Mornings are a blank slate, an opportunity to start again.
- Marie Kondo Author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Shares Her Morning Rituals Pick one (or more) of these ideas to incorporate into your daily routine: A: Wake up at the same time each day (around 6:30 am). B: Open the windows to let in some fresh air, and purify the house by burning incense. C: Enjoy a warm drink like hot water or herbal tea before breakfast. D: Eat breakfast about an hour after waking up; something simple like toast and eggs, or rice and miso soup. E: Pray/meditate to give thanks and to imagine the day being a good one. F: Practice yoga, dance, or stretching.
- Success Begins The Night Before How you end each day is just as important as the way you begin: Turn off all electronic devices and escort them out of the bedroom. Take a hot bath to calm down worried, anxious thoughts. Invest in comfortable pajamas, and even t-shirts dedicated just to sleep. Enjoy a cup of chamomile or lavender tea if you want something warm and comforting before going to sleep. Read a real, physical book that has nothing to do with work.
- Hydrate First Thing Fill a bottle with water (the night before) that you drink first thing in the morning - ideally 16 - 32 oz. of room temperature water.
- Create Work Tranquility Before Bedtime Make sure the kitchen is tidy and ready for the next morning. Write down any notes that you want to remember when you return to the office mindset. Lay out everything for your work outfit. Organize your backpack or bag.
- Make Your Mental Bed These two mental shifts guarantee successful results: Fight the urge to feel victimized. Resist judgement of self and others.
- Design Your Own Exercise Protocol Make it your goal to move in some way every day. Physical activity can reduce the risk of chronic disease, improve balance and coordination, help with weight loss, sleep habits and self esteem. Design a program that works best for you. Try out difference studios, teachers, classes, podcasts, and apps to determine what suits you best.
- Get Outside! When you can see the possibility of finding joy in nature, pause to appreciate it.
You can also listen to Laure on "Feel Good Naked Radio." For more helpful information, visit Laure's website. She's also available for private coaching for individuals or groups.