Let’s talk about establishing a meaningful structure for your morning.
I have recently experienced the benefits of implementing some sort of structure into my mornings. I used to rush through my mornings, eager to begin the many tasks and obligations I had on my plate. However, with the current situation of the pandemic, and spending most of my time at home, enjoying my mornings have become an integral part of how I start my day.
When I talk about implementing a morning routine, I don’t mean something completely unrealistic. Trust me, I am not here to tell you that I wake up super early, drink a litre of water, get a workout in, and make an extravagant breakfast all before 8:30am. Because that is not the case. We are all so different, and our bodies crave different things. What works for someone else, may not work for you. For example, I am not the type to get up at 5am and go for a 15km run, and that’s ok!
However, I do think it is important to add structure to your morning. Maybe it’s something you follow religiously, or maybe it’s something that you loosely follow, and change up every now and then.
Near the beginning of quarantine, I came across an article from cnbc, that featured a former monk, Jay Shetty. The article discussed the importance of building a routine, as routines allow us to gain a sense of purpose. During the pandemic, it has been incredibly hard to remain motivated. Waking up in a world where there is SO much uncertainty, it can be hard to feel inspired to work towards your goals.
I decided it was time for me to create some sort of structure/routine for my morning, as I had been feeling quite unproductive.
I usually wake up somewhere around 7am, however, I do try and implement this structure into my morning whatever the time may be. It may seem simple, but it has helped me feel as though I do have a purpose, and has allowed me to remain calm amongst the chaos of our current world. You don’t need to get 20 things done before 9am. Incorporate things into your morning that will inspire you, and will help to keep you productive and motivated for the rest of your day.