How you start your day has a really big impact on how your day will pan out. If you wake up feeling dreadful and are then really lazy then that’s how the rest of your day will be. However, if you wake up and you meditate and be pro-active then you’ll have a very inspiring day. It is known that so many CEO’s start their day rising early. They’ll fit in their active routines consisting of exercise, reading, meditating. They don’t just laze about in bed waiting for their 10th alarm to go off. They start their day with how they visualise the rest of the day to be. And that’s why they are successful at what they do. So start your day early and nurture some of the below habits and see where the day takes you!
1 // Create a routine and stick to it
Us humans, we like routine, that’s why once you get a habit it is hard to break away from it. But not all habits are negative. If you can wake up every morning, and do the same simple steps, you’ll make early mornings a breeze. If that’s having a cup of coffee and going for a morning walk, or writing in your gratitude journal. Stick to your routine and you’ll soon feel inspired to wake up rather than dreading leaving your bed. I personally like to do a morning skincare routine so I feel refreshed and hydrated. I’ll make a smoothie filled with superfoods and then do some meditation or yoga when it is booked in.
2 // Do yoga or meditation
Lots of people really enjoy meditating as soon as they wake up and I think it because our brains are just waking up and we don’t have a million thoughts rushing through our mind. This allows us to separate ourselves from our thoughts, focus on our breathing and relax. And by just having these 5-10 minutes to relax and be mindful it will really set your day up for positivity. With yoga, I enjoy the aspect of exercise whilst also just focusing on breathing. I’m clearing my mind from everything but my breath and the movements. But I’m also stretching my body and being active which will create a very inspiring mindset for the day. However, if you enjoy something a bit more intense than yoga, why not exercise. By getting your blood flowing and creating endorphins you’ll be inspired to conquer the day and tackle anything life throws at you.
3 // Visualisation
Either before bed or when I wake up I like to write out a to-do list of all the things I would like to accomplish for that day. Once you have this list, you can visualise yourself completing the tasks. Be it working out extremely hard at the gym or eating all meals as healthy and nutritious as you can. By visualising your day with the best outcomes it has a really big impact on how inspired you will feel. This is because you have already set out how you would like your day to occur, and therefore your brain already knows the best ways to act and talk throughout the day.
4 // Stay away from social media
As I’ve previously mentioned in my most recent post on self-love, social media is a burden. And if you wake up and check it straight away it won’t do you any good. If we are obsessing over what other people are doing rather than kickstarting the day, then there was no point waking up early. So wake up, turn off your alarm, pop on some inspiring music or meditate and get started with your day. And leave social media until you’ve checked off a few of the things on your t0-do list.
Hopefully, this has inspired you to wake up that extra 30 minutes early to create some habits that will not only inspire you for that day but change your outlook on life. These are things that have really helped me get out of bed without feeling tired and dull, rather I feel like I’m taking charge of my day and feel motivated.
How do you wake up feeling inspired?