What does your perfect morning routine look like?
How we start our morning can set the tone for the rest of our day — and our lives. Research has shown that those precious morning hours are linked directly to feelings of achievement, success, happiness, and overall wellbeing — which is why we need to pay attention to our morning routine.
See, when you stop to think about it, we are the sum of our daily habits — so it’s important to be aware of how you spend your time and energy in the morning.
I wanted to walk you through my daily routine, to show you some of the habits I’ve implemented to stay healthy — without having to think about it — and to share some of my favorite morning moments with you.
I start with meditation.
First of all, after getting the kids ready for school, I start with my 6 Phase Meditation to bring myself back to a peaceful state, and then visualize what I want from my day. This simple technique makes me start every day on a high — and it’s so incredibly simple.
Having trained about three million people on meditation, this technique really allows anyone to tap into their mind, body, and soul.
Next, I do my exercise for the day.
Now, instead of slogging hard at the gym, I have a few specific exercises that maximize results and minimize the time required — a technique called Minimum Effective Dose. My favorite of these is Tabata, a high-intensity interval form of exercise that gives great results in just four minutes.
A simple hack to seamlessly make exercise a part of your day? Have a killer playlist. You can find mine on Spotify (warning: it’s heavy on Eminem).
After exercise, I move onto food for fuel.
In the mornings, it’s crucial that my food is fuel. What we eat first thing sets us up for the day, so I ensure my diet is full of sustenance. Some of my favorites include J.J. Virgin’s protein shakes and chia supplements.
As you’ll see in this video, my morning routine is specifically crafted to make the most of my AM hours — and you can adopt these easy habits, too.
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What is your perfect morning routine? How do you design your mornings to start your day off right? Share your thoughts in the comments below.