How to Set Your Day Up for Success
Hello! This is only my second week of being a full-time health coach and I could not be more excited to dive in.
One of the things I do with my clients is set up the conditions for inevitable success. When you do this, success becomes easy!
My last month working in my corporate job was a bit of a blur. I was tired and depleted. Everything had changed because I had already put my notice in and was starting to prepare for this big leap. At the same time, nothing had changed because I was still working there while trying to teach Barre3, build my health coaching practice, and continue with the coaching program I had just joined.
I was really excited to get to create my own schedule and my own routine, specifically a morning routine. This is the best way to set your day up for success. When you start the day off in the best space, you’re able to show up in the world the way you want. You’re able to make better decisions for your health, and you’re much more likely to feel happy and energized throughout your day.
Below I’m going to share the morning routine that has left me feeling my best, and then I’m going to show you how you can create your own. Please know that yours may look different and that it's going to shift as you figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. Be consistent but also flexible.
Here’s what I’ve been doing:
Wake up and turn off alarm, but DO NOT check social media or e-mail.
Drink a big glass of water.
Do something active. Today it was a Barre3 Online workout. Sometimes it’s yoga or a run.
Short meditation and pull a card from The Universe Has Your Back card deck.
Wash face and change, or shower (depending on how sweaty step 3 was).
Start the coffee machine and make breakfast
While prepping breakfast, listen to something inspirational. Maybe a podcast or online coursework.
Read 15-20 minutes of personal development or educational books.
Plan my top priorities for the day.
So…I know what you’re thinking. “ Doesn’t that take a lot of time?”
Now that I set my own schedule this is what I do, but this would have looked a little different a couple months ago. As you start to create your own morning routine, find a chunk of time that feels comfortable and doable to you. You’re more likely to stick with it over time.
As you start to feel the results, you can increase the time if you wish. I really like to see this as an investment of your time rather than a waste. When you invest this time in yourself, you’ll be far more productive throughout the rest of your day.
So here’s how to create your own:
Make sure to include at least three different things.
Nourish yourself (aka eat a healthy breakfast)
Your movement may look different from day to day depending on how your body feels. Tune in and listen to what feels the most exciting to you. It may be a sweaty class in a studio, some light stretching, or anything in between.
Grounding yourself can be a short meditation, pulling a card, journaling, or brain dumping anything you might be holding onto. Try one of these for a few days then adjust accordingly.
As for a healthy breakfast, I love oatmeal, but sometimes it’s eggs or anything else my body needs that day.
Start to add these three things into your day and notice how your days and weeks start to shift. Notice your moods, your social interactions and your energy levels.
Remember your routine will evolve. Be gentle with yourself and aim for progress, not perfection.
Now I want to hear from you. What does your new morning routine look like? You can e-mail me here fill me in!
In my health coaching practice I help my clients create healthy habits that work for their unique bodies and lives. Imagine if being healthy were easy. That's what we can do together! Click here to schedule a time to talk. I'll help you discover if working together might be on your path to your healthiest you.