On this week’s episode, we’re going to talk about morning routines. We’ll take a step by step walkthrough of Jillian’s process in the morning and how each aspect brings something new, productive, and effective to the table. With the right tools and the right mentality, you can set yourself up for a good day, every day.
Start your day early–Jillian wakes up at 5:45 to get her routine started. If you’re not used to waking up that early, or you find yourself clinging to your bedspread in the cold morning, check out a Sunrise Alarm Clock from Amazon. It’ll get you up in a much more gentle, natural way.
Structure is key when it comes to setting up or revamping a morning routine. Having dedicated periods or blocks of time for certain preemptive preparation for your day will make sure you cover your bases and give yourself the best shot you can at an outstanding day.
5:45 – 6:00 is a great time to get the essentials out of the way. This time is for using the bathroom, brushing your teeth, getting dressed, and situate yourself for the day.
At 6:00, it’s time to get breakfast, take your vitamins, and start your Miracle Morning. If you aren’t familiar, Miracle Morning is a series of 5-minute meditations, 5 minutes of visualizations and affirmations, 15 minutes of reading a self-improvement book, and a 10-minute journaling session. During this time, it’s also important to remember to drink as much water as possible!
6:45 – 8:15 is dedicated to getting a workout in, stretching, drinking more water, as well as replying to comments, checking YouTube videos, and checking social DMs. It’s good to bake in professional activities into your morning as you’re taking care of things to give yourself a head-start.
8:15 to 9:00 is a learning and implementation block. This time is for any courses you’re taking to improve your business, fleshing out any ideas you’ve had, and in general learning and educating yourself. Spend this time looking through coaching materials and getting your brain going before you start your workday.
There are things you can put in place at the end of your workday to keep your momentum into the next morning. Creating a routine in the evenings, after your work, will clear the space in your head to start again the next day.
Start by writing down your next day’s to-do list and review your affirmations. Use this time to solidify your goals and put your mindset where you want it to be before you step out the door. Plugin your devices and set up your workspace for success. Consider laying out vitamins, piling papers on your desk, and filling a Yeti cup with ice so when you sit down in the morning it’s ready for you!
If you are interested in finding more about Jill’s morning routine, let her know!
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