5 Steps For A Winning Morning Routine
before you even get out of bed
Habit’s, Routines and Rituals run your Life
If you want something to change in your life whether it’s personal or business, you need to change your habits and developing a winning morning routine is key.
The Key To Success and Happiness
I’m sure you knew this, but did you know it can be as simple as setting your morning up to include small things that make a big impact?
You’ve begun your day before you even get out of bed in the morning. When you use your first half-hour to set up your day you’re heading down the path of success and happiness.
Many people jump out of bed to the call of an alarm and then rush to get ready to leave the house. This means that you aren’t in control of your day right from the outset. You’re vulnerable to outside influences such as a news broadcast, traffic, other people’s moods and opinions. There are so many that want to influence you in their direction.
But, no matter whether you work from home or away, there is a simple method you can use to set your day up before you even set foot on the floor.
We call it a ‘Winning Routine’ because it gets you closer to success and happiness and that’s a really BIG WIN!
Winning Morning Routine
These are the 5 Steps to your Winning Morning Routine
- Set your inner clock to wake naturally.
This helps you get the cycle of sleep needed to feel great. Your body clock will time this beautifully with practice. (The only time I ever use an alarm is for unusual early rises such as a 4am flight or an early triathlon I need to travel for.)
- Listen to a recorded meditation.
No thinking, just listening, breathing and feeling great. If you don’t have a recorded meditation (mine are on my phone), focus on your breath. In and out. 10-15 minutes is all you need.
Imagine your future. What’s down the track for you and how do you want to feel about it? All elite athletes use visualization as a part of their winning strategy and if you want the edge, it will become a part of your routine for a happy life.
- Send the light ahead of you.
Wind golden light along your path. Imagine your physical path in a car or train, at work, in your work whether it’s a course, meeting, computer-generated, a school-run, people you know and those you don’t. Send the light ahead of you and pave your own path with golden light.
- Set your intentions.
It’s important to choose what you want for the day. If you don’t, then you’ll be running off default. The problem with that is that you probably won’t realize what your default intentions are until the day ends and you notice how drained you are. The first thing in the morning is the best time to set your intentions
The difference between a Winning Morning Routine and a Habit
You have all sorts of routines. Ones for family, work and friends. Innately, our body and mind want to create a routine. It takes less energy and makes you feel better.
But the routines can be anything. Such as eating chocolate before you go to bed. Fighting with your teens over the same things or expecting the same things to happen each time or event.
So, there is a difference between a winning morning routine and a habit.
Let me paint a picture: Hear the alarm, look at the time, get out of bed and drag yourself to the bathroom. It’s another day.
When I first began a routine of setting up my day, my life changed significantly. I found I wasn’t getting in my own way as much and I felt more peaceful and able to cope with whatever the day delivered. By the end of the day, I still had energy to burn and I was much more alert.
They’re the advantages of a winning morning routine. You have both routines and habits, and most of them happen by default. They’re just patterns you’ve developed and never changed. Like dragging yourself out of bed and sitting down with coffee and a newspaper first thing in the morning.
Sure, you can have your coffee but it’s easy to begin with a winning morning routine before you even get out of bed.
Your mind is like the software of a computer. It only runs on what program you load, so if the software is the newspaper and the tragic things that are happening in our communities and across the world, that affects your mood and that then determines how your day begins. Taking control of your morning routine sets intentions that will give you more options to be happy throughout the day.
Pushing the Reset Button
Of course, there may be times where you’ll need to reset your intentions. Just because you begin the day well, it doesn’t mean it will stay in an upward trajectory. Life, like business, is about refining and resetting.
You have no control over others, but you do have control over your response. So, if you find after a meeting that you’re agitated or you read an article that makes you angry, it’s time to tweak your mood.
You can push the reset button just by breathing. Take two minutes to follow your breath in and out, then restate your intentions. Be willing to flow and adjust. There is nothing rigid in nature. Everything is created flexible and so are we.
Remember ‘Small Steps lead to Big Changes’
Introduce the 5 steps above one at a time and don’t be hard on yourself if you forget. Habits are formed from practice and what makes your habit a winning routine is that it’s a practiced habit that serves you well. A habit can be anything but a winning morning routine is one that creates success and happiness in your life.
So begin today and decide what habits will form your winning morning routine before you even get out of bed.
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Who am I?
I’m Gayle Maree, creator of 6 Dimensions of Healing, author, mother, Past Life Therapist and Spiritual Counselor for over 23 years.
Someone once told me (a well-respected mentor) that people need “experts” to live a life they value… and I didn’t believe them.
I thought everybody could do it on their own because I did. I figured out what didn’t work in my life and then I changed it. Actually, I changed me. And it was a LOT of work!
Not because I was trying to impress those that told me I had a ‘bad attitude’ or I had something to prove to people who thought I was lousy at pretty well everything, but because there were aspects of me that even I didn’t like. I wanted improvements in me and my life.
Change Versus Comfort
It was obvious to me that if I didn’t make changes I could expect more of the same in my life as before. The same things that didn’t work, the same relationships that my parents had.
I wanted more. Mostly, I wanted my kids to be proud of me. Damn it, I wanted to be proud of myself.
So, I set about what would be a continuous, amazing journey.
I’ve been with my Spiritual Soulmate over 30 years now and we still work on the relationship, we work on improving us, because we know that whatever we want, to get it we need to be different to how we were.
And I listen so much more now because I value the wisdom of my non-physical guides who have been with me for as long as I can remember.
Now it’s your turn
This is the same path I used to make the changes that led to a valued and prosperous life. So much more than I ever imagined.
The path is laid out in our book 6 Dimensions of Healing