One of my favorite questions to ask people is whether they have a regular morning routine.
I ask every person interviewed on the podcast and always try to find a way to weave into conversations ;-)
Since reading Hal Elrod’s book, the Miracle Morning, I’ve become obsessed with morning routines and have created my own version of a Healthy Morning Routine which has literally transformed my life - I’m way more productive, had a loads of energy (yes those HIIT workouts do wonders!) and I remain super focused on my top priorities.
There’s a ton of research to support that having a good morning routine can lead to increased productivity. And, because our willpower is highest in the morning when we start each day strong, we are basically giving ourselves a head start.
Mornings are the foundation of our day so it makes sense that if we begin the day in a positive, productive mindset, the rest of the day will follow suit.
A morning routine is all about establishing good daily habits, committing to them and then reaping the benefits of increased productivity that boosts our overall health and happiness.
Daily habits are powerful - when we establish a habit, it becomes so ingrained in us that the behavior becomes something we do without thinking with it no longer requiring a significant amount of effort to be done.
Once we create these healthy habits in the morning, they then have a ripple effect on the rest of our day and ultimately on the rest of our life.
Every few months I mix-up my routine to keep it fresh and decided to give myself a challenge of a new routine to end the final month of the year on a high!
Here are the 10 healthy habits I'll be committing to:
Rise at 7am each morning.
Not looking at my phone until I’ve mapped out my day.
Repeat daily affirmations.
16 minute HIIT workout.
Protein and superfoods smoothie.
Write in my journal.
Write down 3 things I’m grateful for.
Read a chapter of my book or something inspiring
Review my goals.
Start the day with ‘eating my biggest frog’ - the hardest or most dreaded thing on my to-do list so I get it out of the way.
Not looking at my phone is probably the biggest habit I want to kick - checking email first morning and scrolling is not the way I want to start my day, so I’m going to leave my phone in airplane mode so I can’t access anything.
I’ve also got out of the habit of eating my biggest frog, so this is going to be a good challenge too.
Do you have a morning routine or any rituals that set you up for success each day?
Let me know if you're up for a challenge!
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