MASTER YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

21 / OCTOBER / 2020
SHEREE'S HEALTH DIARIES

My 3 M’s for the Perfect Morning Routine:

Let’s get one thing clear, if you don’t have a morning routine… NOW is the time to start. This is a GAME CHANGER! Your brain is actually in Theta state in the morning, meaning it is in prime relaxation mode, not only this but you can tap into your creativity and intuition on a far deeper level than any other time.

We want to CAPITALISE on this! What better time to include some meditation, mindfulness, journaling or reading when your monkey mind is quiet and your brain is like a sponge, open and eager to learn and listen.

The state you start your morning in, is going to set you up for the entire day. (This is also why it’s so important to get a good night’s sleep!)

If the first thing you do when you wake up and check your phone, scroll through social media or check your inbox, you are missing out on not only priming your mind for a day full of positivity and productivity, but you’re likely to fall into the trap of stress, overwhelm, comparison (all within 5 minutes of turning off your alarm!)

So, here are 3 simple steps to maximise your productivity and positivity by making them a MUST in YOUR MORNING! 

MINDFULNESS

Whether this is journaling, mediation, breathing or just taking some time to be with your thoughts, we want to utilise our Theta state, and the insight it can bring us by slowing down in the morning, instead of starting our day in such a rush. 

By setting intentions at the start of the day, filling our mind with positive messages or simply resetting the nervous system, your body will thank you for it. 

I used to rush out of bed with enough time to shower and get ready for work at 5.30am in the morning, only to turn up still half asleep and as if my brain was running on empty! 

This wasn’t fair on my body, mind or my clients, so I shifted gear! I MADE extra time in the morning by getting up 30 minutes earlier, added in meditation and a little movement and some bone broth to kick-start the metabolism and suddenly my whole day shifted. No more RUSH!!

MOVEMENT

This doesn’t need to be a full blown workout (although it might be), but ultimately you want to be increasing your circulation first thing in the morning so your body has fresh, oxygenated blood pumping around. If workouts aren’t your thing, try a light walk or some yoga flow! 

My personal fave is about 15 – 20 minutes of yoga flow followed by a light walk listening to a podcast! Remember, just like any movement, it needs to be something you enjoy so you don’t have to worry about consistency, it just becomes something you want to do, not have to do!

MEAL

Yes… Break-the-fast! If you want to avoid a major cortisol spike first thing in the morning, eat within the first hour of waking. This doesn’t have to be the biggest meal of your day, but ideally it contains some good fats and protein! 

If you are someone that struggles to eat within the first hour of waking, it could be a sign your stress hormones are already wreaking havoc on your body! So start small, this might be a cup of bone broth, or a light smoothie or protein shake, but slowly work your way up to a proper meal once your hunger hormones kick in!

NO MORE EXCUSES: 

Remember, you make time for the things that matter, if you want it, you will get up just a little bit earlier to add these in! (Even if it’s only 5 minutes – it’s what’s manageable!)

My Morning Routine varies from day to day, but I still make time for all 3 M’s! 

I’ve popped my ideal morning (which happens 2-3 times a week) and my busy day morning routines below so that you can see what’s possible! 

IDEAL MORNING

– 7am: Journaling + Meditation 

– 7.45am: Reading + Breakfast 

– 8.30am: Light Walk w/Podcast + 20 minute Yoga Flow

BUSY MORNING

– 6am: Meditation + Diaphragmatic Breathing

– 6.15am: Mini-Stretch Session 

– 6.30am: Bone Broth

– 7am: Journaling + Breakfast 

 

I would love to know what you’re going to add/remove from your morning routine, let me know in the comments below! 

Your Wellness Coach,

Sheree xo

SHEREE BEAUMONT

Holistic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Wellness Coach I empower women like you to transform their lives, understand their bodies and feel their best from the inside out!

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