Hello there! This may be a short blog post, but that’s okay! I had a strong feeling to write this today and share my gratitude with you all.
I recently started a 21 day immersion program and part of the curriculum is developing a morning routine. Now as a single “mompreneur” it felt supper overwhelming to even think about adding more to my day. Know what I mean? But when I really sat down to think about what that meant for me, it meant giving myself a few minutes before getting out of bed and confronting my day. Just a FEW minutes. So set my alarm 5 minutes earlier. At the time it felt awful – I need every ounce of sleep I can get! But after putting it into practice for a few days, I can honestly say it hasn’t been that big of a deal.
So I am going to share with you what my morning 5-minute routine looks like:
Ask for what I am looking to achieve that day
Declare what I am going to give back in return
Give gratitude for what has come to me AND what IS to come to me
Speak it out loud and proud
And how those acknowledgements make me feel
THAT’S IT! Oh, and I make my bed. :). Do it. Trust me, it makes a difference.
I have noticed that I have so much more energy and my outlook is SO positive each and every day because of my morning routine. I also take notice of both the tiny and big achievements in my day. Sometimes it is as simple as patting myself on the back for making what I think is a killer lunch for my kids or making it to my workout even though I wanted to crawl back into bed. Other days it’s connecting with a new friend or working with a new client. I highly encourage you to celebrate all of those moments – and sometimes it is simply saying “go me” or “hooray” or even doing your happy dance!
Those celebrations make you so much more open to the practice of gratitude! And allow your body to acknowledge the moment which enables it to become more natural vs forced. Try it and let me know how it goes!