How to Create a High Vibe Morning
You have probably heard the concept that your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. I’m sure we have all had mornings that go wrong in every possible way (i.e. sleep through your alarm, spill coffee on your shirt, get stuck in traffic, show up late to your first meeting) and rebounding can be difficult. If you are not a morning person in general, it can be a struggle to just get out of the door with pants on, let alone step into work or wherever you’re headed with a smile on your face and a clear head.
START A MORNING RITUAL
I will admit that I am not the best morning person; I like to blame it all on genetics and say that I got it from my dad. In any event, I’ve gotten better since I started implementing some of my self-care techniques that I’ll cover in another post, but if I don’t start my day with a proper morning ritual, it can be a roll of the dice.
When I first heard of a morning ritual, I was absolutely not interested and even found myself a little irritated with the woman who made the suggestion. Why would I get up even earlier than I have to if I can get an extra 30 minutes of sleep? Wait, you want me to wake up a full hour before I normally would? Nope.
WHAT IS A MORNING RITUAL?
Your morning ritual can be as short or as long as you like and involve whatever you want—ideally things that make you feel good, present, and prepared for the day ahead. Some people choose to include a workout, others a cup of coffee or tea, some meditation or prayer. The idea is that you are doing the same few tasks or practices around the same time every day on a consistent basis.
When you start out your morning by elevating your vibe, you will feel the effects all day.
If you are making the choice to start each day doing things that make you feel good, you’ll start to look forward to mornings, feel more focused when you have to be, and create a high vibe energy that will propel you through your day.
TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR MORNING RITUAL
» Give yourself plenty of time. The point of a morning ritual is to start off your day at a comfortable pace, so being rushed isn’t going to yield the best benefits. You may have to tweak how long you can spend on things and how much time you allow for activities as you try it out, so don’t feel like you have to get it right immediately.
» Be specific about what you are going to do. Whether you write out a loose timeline or just make a list, make sure you are clear about what you’re going to do. Having something to reference at first will help when the early wake up call goes off.
» Don’t start to loose sleep, because that’s even more important. You may have to go to bed earlier. You’re an adult, you’ll be ok. Set an alarm to go off 30 minutes before you want to be in bed as a signal to wind down.
» Be yourself. Creating a morning ritual does not mean that you have to start meditating or running or whatever. Pick things that you wish you had time to do or have done in the past but fell out of practice. If you don’t really want to do it, don’t bother because it won’t stick and you’ll set yourself up to fail. Personally, I’m not a runner. I just can’t do it. I’m not going to pencil ‘go for a 30 minute jog’ into my morning routine because I would not look forward to it and I’d likely eventually stop, if I even started at all.
» Make it manageable. Maybe don’t initially try for a 90-minute routine—perhaps 20 minutes could be a good start. If you have kids, you might have to get creative about how you can do this and still be successful. See above—don’t set yourself up to fail.
Let me know if you already have a morning ritual going or if you think you’ll give it a shot. Want to try but not sure where to start? Shoot me an email! Sarah@VibeElevated.com