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How to Slay Your Day With a Killer Morning Routine

There’s a lot of buzz these days about the importance of establishing a morning

routine—and for good reason.

A morning routine can:

• Improve health and well-being

• Increase happiness

• Reduce stress

• Promote inner focus and calm

• Facilitate optimum productivity

…not to mention the fact that a good morning routine can set the tone for your

entire day. It’s the ultimate form of self-care because it’s your sacred time to

ensure your physical, mental, and spiritual needs are being prioritized and

tended to.

How to Design Your Ideal Morning Routine

So what kind of morning routine can YOU create to set yourself up for your

most successful day? There’s really no one-size-fits-all when it comes to morning

routines. Your routine should be customized to you and your unique needs. To

figure out what your routine should look like, ask yourself the following questions:

• What fills me up?

• What gives me energy?

• What makes me happy?

• What makes me feel most prepared to take on the day?

Maybe reading fills you up, stretching for 15 minutes gives you energy, having a

snuggle session with your pet makes you happy, and reviewing your calendar and

to-do list make you feel most prepared to take on the day.

Or maybe meditating fills you up, your favourite green smoothie gives you energy,

having a clean kitchen makes you happy, and rocking out to an upbeat song

makes you feel most prepared to take on the day.

If you need help coming up with some ideas, here are 30 tips to consider incorporating into your morning routine:

  1. Take a brisk walk

  2. Meditate

  3. Call a loved one

  4. Listen to an inspiring podcast

  5. Color/paint

  6. Journal/write

  7. Set your intention for the day with an affirmation card

  8. Create a ritual of gratitude

  9. Stretch/do yoga

  10. Go for a run

  11. Listen to mood music

  12. Down a glass of water with lemon

  13. Make a cup of your favourite coffee or tea

  14. Eat a healthy breakfast

  15. Diffuse an energizing essential oil

  16. Make your bed

  17. Sit outside

  18. Do a crossword puzzle

  19. Read the paper

  20. Tidy your living space

  21. Snuggle your human or fur child

  22. Write out your to-do list for the day

  23. Have a dance party

  24. Start a skincare regimen

  25. Take vitamins/supplements

  26. Pray

  27. Head to the gym or a workout class

  28. Talk to your inner child

  29. Set the timer and spend 30 minutes on a passion project

  30. Take 3 minutes to do deep cleansing breaths

Once you’ve given some thought to what fills you up, gives you energy, makes

you happy, and prepares you to take on the day, use this to create the foundation

of your morning routine and commit to doing each one every single morning

before you start your day. Depending on how much time you have available, we

recommend allotting 30 – 60 minutes to performing these four actions.

To ensure you stick to your daily morning routine, I highly recommend writing

your routine down and posting it somewhere you’ll see it often. Download my free

morning routine worksheet to help you make your morning routine a cherished

daily habit and tap into your full potential.

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