There's nothing that's changed my life more than my morning routine. You'll probably hear me say many, many times because it really is that important. My morning routine set's the tone for my day.
I start my day energized, motivated, inspired and confident. It's the only way that I want to start the day. And I've learned over the years that I get to start every. single. day this way.
And you do to.
1. This one happens the night before: Before going to sleep I tell myself three times that I will wake up at 4:30 feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and enthusiastic. Most people go to bed dreading an early morning which programs their mind to dread the morning. Change your mind around how you awaken.
2. I read my decisions about who I am and how I want to show up in the world. This is a very thoughtful exercise that I challenge you to do in the next 24 hours. How do you want to show up in the world? For example I have decided that I show up for every person in my life with compassion, love and patience. In my journal I have written: I AM a loving, compassionate and patient person. (I've never been perfect at this but by making it a focus I'm getting better and better).
You can also include money decisions, for example, I'm exactly who I need to be to make X amount of money this week. I see every opportunity and I leap with confidence and courage.
These decisions are based on my goals and replace fears that I may have. For instance if I don't know how to make X amount of money I just made the decision that I'm already the person who knows how to do it.
It's important to read your decisions everyday because they are changing your beliefs. If you don't put them in the forefront of your mind daily and with intention to live them you will just continue to live from your limiting beliefs.
3. I work out. I work out in the morning and I've found that pushing myself beyond my comfort zone in the gym or during a run has helped me to live outside my comfort zone in business and every other area of my life. If you want to have an impact whether it's on your family or the planet, you have to push beyond your comfort zone. After my work-out, I already feel like a success because I did something hard that I didn't want to do. Plus my blood is pumping and I'm energized.
I challenge you to begin implementing these three routines for the next 30 days and see just how much it improves our mood and your productivity.
First, write your decisions that you will ready every morning before you even step out of bed.
Here are some of mine:
The universe is collaborating on my behalf.
Every action I take, every person I talk with turns to gold.
I'm instantly aware of my intuitive leads and I take immediate courageous action.
I'm exactly who I need to be to make the greatest impact.