There are lots of cool and amazing morning rituals out there to help you have the best day… writing gratitude lists, doing sun salutations, drinking hot lemon water, etc. And yes, these are all REALLY good. But as a coach, a toddler mom, and an entrepreneur, I find it most important to go after the FEELING you want first, and act accordingly, first thing in the am.
I have the best days when I start them from a place of calm and content, and there are three elements I need to feel this way: grounding action, clear direction, and love. For me, it’s sitting on my porch with a cup of coffee before everyone else wakes up (grounding action). A clear, concise (read: ATTAINABLE) to-do list (direction). Sleepy morning cuddles with my daughter (love- nuff said).
Create your morning ritual to reflect how you want to feel all day.
Know yourself. Here’s the step-by-step:
1. Ask yourself, “How do I want to feel all day today?”
2. Identify three attainable actions you can do first thing in the morning that evoke your target feelings.
3. Make those three actions non-negotiable.
4. Have a GREAT day. 🙂