Starting my day right has made the biggest difference to my new working life. I've been experimenting with different elements to see what suits me and I'm now learning what works for me and what doesn't. I've written out my rituals below and I hope some of them encourage and inspire you to change up your morning so that you have more calm, more energy and more clarity.
Some of the below rituals or actions are to support my mind. Some are to allow to me have a gentle start to the day and some are simply to give myself time first thing in the morning before I get swept away with work meetings, calls and life! My first suggestion would be to carve out some time in the morning before your actual day begins for YOU. This can be 20 mins, half an hour...even 10 minutes can make a huge difference if you use it well.
There's a great book called The Miracle Morning that talks about how to create positive habits to start your day.
I don't think waking up at 6am suits everyone- I am definitely not naturally a morning person. I do try and wake up at a decent hour but I have accepted that I don't love early starts so when I don't have to, I wake up naturally and start my day when I am ready.
Mine currently looks like this...
I wake up at least half an hour earlier than I need to (at best it is one hour, at worst it is 20 mins or sometimes I use tube time for meditation!)
I do this first thing not only because it sets me up well for the day but also, if I leave it until later, it usually doesn’t happen. There is always something more important to do. So doing it as soon as I wake up means I start the day feeling great, and it’s done.
Also – there is power in picking up your phone and opening a meditation app and NOT social media.
On the days I start with Facebook or Instagram I find myself in a quick downward spiral to scrolling aimlessly and wasting 20 minutes. If you have a good relationship with social media, then I salute you. As a new business owner I find it hard not to compare myself to how