Are your mornings always hectic and crazy? Do your days often go much differently than planned?
It may be time to change your morning routine. Don’t have one? You may have found the problem.
Having a morning routine is a practice many people use to set themselves up for the day. By following a routine consistently, it makes for a smoother and more peaceful beginning, leading to a happier, more productive rest of the day.
Just imagine waking to the thought of a peaceful beginning to your day. What if — in the first 60 minutes upon rising – you could accomplish all the things you personally need to start your day off right?
That’s the thinking behind the Power Hour. Using the technique, and using it right, you’ll be ready to face your days head-on, already nourished and strengthened for whatever else life has in store.
Allow your mind to wander for a moment. What would it take for you to be ready to face each day? An interrupted cup of tea? A nourishing breakfast? Watching the sun rise? If you had 60 minutes every morning to do exactly what you wanted, how would you use it to get ready for your day?
Whatever it is, just write it down. Whether it’s exercise, medication, checking email, or anything else, write down what it would take to begin every day feeling refreshed in all areas that matter for your personal well-being.
Now, armed with your list, set an intention to make it happen. Think of ways you can schedule in the Power Hour you truly desire. For some, it might take getting up an hour earlier. For others, it might just take an honest conversation with a spouse, explaining your need for this time for yourself each day.
Moms, in particular, can benefit by starting the day with an hour to themselves. This can be achieved by allowing children to sleep in an extra hour, or by waiting until the kids rise and become busy with some activity, then going to her room for 60 minutes while they’re safely occupied. Power hours can also be used at the office, in the car, on the beach, or anywhere at all.
The possibilities for our days start to change dramatically when we check in with ourselves and our daily lives first thing in the morning. See if a Power Hour can bring you the level of comfort you desire to start every day out right!
As a coach, writer, recovered over-doer and busyness addict, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle while the mind tries to sabotage your success. In my journey to vibrant health, I created a personalized health system of nutrition and supplementation, lifestyle changes, and I retrained my mind and the energy of my body. I view my success as the formula to my happy, healthy life. I now empower other women to create their own personalized formulas, including the tools and strategies just right for them! Amazing life shifts come from our relationships. I look forward to helping you, too!