If we want to have a great life and achieve our goals, we have to be intentional.
The old saying "you snooze you lose", may have a much deeper meaning than any of us realize.
When you delay waking up consider that you're resisting your life. So, to help you resist pressing that snooze button… Move your alarm across the room.
This forces body movement and motion creates energy, so it helps you wake up. However, you'll still likely be feeling sleepy so...
Brush your teeth. The point is that you're doing a mindless activity for the first few minutes and simply giving your body time to wake up.
Since you're in a bathroom, splash some water on your face, it will wake you up even further.
Drink a glass of water. After 6-8 hours without water you'll be naturally dehydrated, and dehydration causes fatigue. The objective is to rehydrate your body and mind as fast as possible, to replace the water you were deprived of during the hours you slept.
Alright so you're up...What now?
How do you have a successful morning, that will set you up for the rest of the day?
Enter: Life savers
S: Stands for Silence.
You can either do meditation or just heavy deep breathing, while you let your mind wander.
It will help you clear your head of negative thoughts and reduce stress.
Just do it for 5 minutes. But make sure you don't do it in bed, you don't want to fall asleep again!
A: Stands for Affirmations.
Your self-talk has a dramatic influence on your mood. When you design and write out your affirmations, align them with what you want to accomplish and commit to repeating them daily - they make an impression on your subconscious mind.
You can overcome your limiting beliefs and behaviors and replace them with those you need to succeed.
Example if you want to lose weight, your affirmation might look something like
this: I am 100% committed to meal prepping for the week, and taking my supplements. The more specific the actions the better.
Customize them to your needs and also feel free to add some inspiration quotes in.
V: Stands for Visualizations.
Visualizing your goals and dreams is believed by some experts to attract your visions into your life. Whether or not you believe in the law of attraction, visualization lifts up your spirit and emotions and pulls you toward your vision.
It can be a powerful tool for overcoming self-limiting habits such as procrastination.
E: Is for Exercise.
Morning exercise should be a staple in everyone’s daily ritual.
When you exercise even for a few minutes every morning it significantly boosts your energy and mental clarity.
Every morning you need to get your heart rate up and fill lungs with oxygen. Whether you do some yoga, go for a walk or run is up to you.
Me personally, I like to use a rebounder or do some yoga.
R: Is for reading.
Whatever you want in your life, there are countless books on how to get it.
The key is to learn from the experts, those who have already done what you want to do.
With an almost infinite amount of books available on every topic, there are no limits to the knowledge you can gain through daily reading.
I recommend making a commitment to read at least 10 pages per day. It helps to put you in a different head space and opens you up to a whole new world of possibilities and ideas.
I guarantee that if you start reading today, you'll see major improvement in your life.
S: Is for scribing.
Scribing is just another word for writing. You can write about anything.
You can have a health journal, write about your goals and plans, lessons learned and
so on. Anything you feel like you need to focus on in your life writing will help you track and monitor your progress.
The process of writing something down forces us to think through it enough to take action.
So that's it about "life savers".
You can do each activity for as long as you wish but try not to exceed 1 hour with your morning routine.
Try to implement some of the ideas and customize the savers for your needs. And remember, these are just ideas on how you can upgrade your morning.
And don't forget to be better than yesterday!