You might have already heard how important it is to have certain rituals in your life.
Rituals to pamper your body, mind, and soul.
Having certain rituals/routines are important for a healthy work-life balance.
As a busy mom and online biz owner, I know exactly how hard it is to find time just for myself.
If you are in the same place and want to learn how to create a perfect morning routine as a busy entrepreneur or as a busy mom this post is for you.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- Get plenty of sleep
- Wake up earlier
- Get some fresh air
- Drink plain water
- Journal your thoughts
- Practice gratitude
- Eat a healthy breakfast
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1.GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
A perfect morning ritual already starts the night before.
Make sure to wind down well and go earlier to bed as you are used to.
To start the next day with the right amount of energy it’s crucial to have plenty of sleep.
There are several studies reporting that our body needs a certain amount of time to rest every night.
I know that there is information circulating around the web that it’s enough to sleep 4 to 5 hours per night.
However, according to Dr. Julie Silver from Harvard Medical School, the best amount seems to be around 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.
Our body and brain need this amount of time to recharge.
Lack of sleep leaves us being unfocused and irritated the next day.
2.WAKE UP EARLIER
Depending on your current sleep habits you might consider waking up earlier to start your morning routine.
Some successful busy moms and entrepreneurs swear by the power of waking up at 4.30am.
For me personally, that’s too hardcore, but if you are an early bird anyway give it a try.
In case you like to sleep in, try to go 1 hour earlier to bed the night before and wake up 1 hour earlier in the morning.
There are plenty of ways on how you can create a perfect morning routine.
Hal Elrod has dedicated an entire book on this topic called Miracle Morning.
Feel free to check it out on Amazon.
The following suggestions are the ones I personally use and believe any other busy person can do as well.
3.GET SOME FRESH AIR
Once you wake up the first thing you can do is to get some fresh air.
Open the window and let the fresh air fill up your room and your lungs.
Several studies have shown the negative effects of stale air on our health and mental performance.
By getting fresh air you’ll feel instantly more energized and your brain starts processing information more quickly.
4.DRINK PLAIN WATER
After you had some fresh air fill up your room, you can go into the kitchen and get some plain fresh water.
This is the machine I use to clean our tap water.
During the night our body loses water through transpiration.
Drinking a cup of plain fresh water helps you fill up the tank and energizes your cells.
All our cells need water to function properly.
NBC News has an entire article dedicated to the importance of water for our bodies. You can check it out here.
Make a couple of stretches or asanas if you are into Yoga and start moving your body.
It doesn’t have to be a full 1-hour yoga session.
Can be as little as a couple of minutes.
In case you have a toddler around, you can integrate your child and make a few asanas together.
The main thing here is that you move your body at all.
After moving your body with some stretches or Asanas you can center your focus on your inner self.
This again doesn’t have to be a 1-hour meditation session.
Depending on how much time you have.
5 minutes every day is better than not doing it at all.
You can start with this simple meditation practice.
The goal here is to care for yourself on the inside before you start your day.
You might have had a bad dream or still some thoughts from the day before going on in your head.
Sitting still for a few minutes and intentionally letting go of what was and focusing on the now helps you start the day with a fresh mind.
7.JOURNAL YOUR THOUGHTS
The next thing you can do is to start journaling.
I find the high-performance planner for this purpose very helpful, as it has already a premade morning page.
Starting the day with a focus and with goals will help you to create your new day with intention.
You’ll probably also be more productive and get stuff done if you know what you are exactly going to do.
Practicing gratitude daily has positive effects on our mental health and overall well-being.
It is said to be more effective and powerful writing down the things you are grateful for over just thinking about it.
Try it out and see what works for you best.
9.EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
After you’ve started the day with intention and cared for yourself you’ll be ready for a delicious healthy breakfast.
I personally am an absolute smoothie fan and this is the smoothie I love to have for breakfast.
But I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Make yourself a healthy breakfast you love.
After having your breakfast you are ready to take on the tasks of the day.
Plug and play with the elements presented in this post and create the morning routine that suits you best.
A morning routine can take anything from 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
Here again, it’s up to you, your habits and wishes how much time you want to and can invest in yourself each morning.
Your current habits might be totally different from what’s in here.
I’d suggest starting slowly step by step.
You can learn here how to form new habits easily.
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All tools I recommend and mention in this post at a glance:
- Miracle morning is an entire book written by Hal Elrod dedicated to creating a perfect morning routine.
- This water distiller is what you can use to clean your tap water at home.
- Meditation is the technique I like to recommend to let go of what was and to set the focus on the now.
- The high-performance planner is the planner you can incorporate into your morning and evening routine. It has a premade morning and evening page.
- Gratitude journal is a premade journal for practicing gratitude.
- This green smoothie is my favorite breakfast. Feel free to check out the free recipe.
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Check out the post: work-life balance tips for busy entrepreneurs.
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