If you’ve been anywhere near Instagram, Facebook or YouTube in the last five years, you’ll know that the world is inundated with videos about ‘Morning Makeup Routines’ or ‘5 minute skin care regimes’.
We’re so comfortable talking about our beauty routines, our fitness routines, even our work routines!
But, I wanna know, what’s your morning MINDSET routine?
What do you do each morning to set yourself up mentally for the day ahead? Do you have that kind of morning practice established?
I don’t think many people do.
So, I want to challenge you this week. Over the next seven days, I want you to spend five minutes getting your mindset right before you start your day.
Now, don’t overcomplicate this. I know you’re busy.
But it’s as simple as changing what you think about when you’re brushing your teeth or in the shower.
It’s 5 minutes, every morning, that will change how you experience the rest of your day. Worth a shot, right?
So, how do you get started with a morning mindset regime?
It’s as simple as answering these questions each morning, maybe while you have a coffee or tea before the kids wake up, or maybe in the shower. Whenever. But I would encourage you to try and make these five minutes your own this week. Dedicating the time to yourself, without distraction, will be really important as you establish this routine.
Ask yourself each of these questions, and really answer them honestly.
What am I grateful for this morning?
Be specific in your answers! Don’t just say “my friends and family”, really think about the specifics i.e. “I’m grateful for my Mum helping me get ready before the open house” or “I’m really grateful for the way my partner always takes an interest in my day”.
Really allow yourself to FEEL the gratitude. Sounds woo-woo, but practising true gratitude is a game changer.
What am I looking forward to?
What are some things you’re excited about? Dinner with friends, an upcoming holiday, the weekend, a work conference?
What would make today great?
Note: it’s not what do I have to get done today. It’s asking yourself what one thing you could do today that would make your day awesome. Is it calling your best friend? Finishing off that major pitch? Buying a new plant?
Try answering those questions every morning over the next seven days. See what kind of impact it makes on how your day goes.
Now, it’s not magic. It’s not going to stop annoying, stressful or difficult situations from arising, but it will change how you deal with those situations.
A strong mindset won’t stop hard times from happening, but it will change how you handle them. – Tweet it!
So maybe it is a little magic after all!
Alright, now I want to hear from you.
In the comments below, let me know:
- Something you’re grateful for
Something you’re looking forward to
What step you can take towards your goal today
?Let me know your answers, in the comments below.?
I’d really love to hear from you!