Alright livies, while we're prepping for this thing called life and making ourselves better, we must remember that practice is key. I'm sharing my morning routine because it's a great way to build better habits, develop positive practices and hold yourself accountable. Now, lets jump into the "whats", "whys" and "hows"!
Once I'm up and out of the bed its all good vibes from there. But first things first, I must give thanks for waking up and a seeing another day. Then, its 20mins of detox YOGA, a quick seep of some monkey picked oolong (green tea), and a fresh and fit breakfast! Routines can benefit your life in more than one way but its up to you to reap the benefits, by designing a realistic practice that keeps you encouraged and challenges your mind, body, and soul.
I began my morning routine in hope that these "planned" actions will one day become habitual and a subconscious effort. I decided that I wanted to challenge myself mentally, physically and spiritually in some way.
The "why" for your routine should come from a need that is all your own. Don't be tempted to practice your homegirls routine or mine for that matter if it doesn't honestly appeal to you. Keep it honest and your learned habits will benefit you longterm.
A large part of mastering a routine is accountability. Performing these practices during the mornings that you are completely unmotivated, hung over, drowsy, or just ready to give life the middle finger are when they will count most. This is when you will feel the greatest return on your investment, and believe me, it is an investment. Hold yourself accountable and you'll pride yourself in your abilities.
Now, some probably worry that doing the same thing over and over each day may become a bit mundane but it's really not that big of a drag. Your personal routine should be a natural fit in your life. For me, praying, green and exercise where all present prior, but now these actions are deliberate and in a sense, scheduled.
When designing your routine, keep practices you already enjoy, but are not yet habitual, in mind. Think of exercises, foods or spiritual actions that you've been meaning to do more often. You may even include a new practice that you're excited to incorporate.
If you are drawing a blank as to what your morning routine should consist of, seek inspiration but keep it simple. Begin with three practices. One for your mind, body and soul.
Set fear aside! I tell you this all the time but it is easier said than done. Don't bring bad energy and fear into your bright new world of repetition. All you need to complete this task is motivation, effort, and accountability.