Make the most of your morning with a quick routine to set yourself up for a productive and fulfilling day. Whether you have 6 minutes or 60 minutes, spending just a minute or more on the following areas will help you stay present.
Try to start your morning with SAVERS.
Take a moment in the morning for quiet mindfulness or meditation. This helps us decrease stress and any anxiety we are feeling about the tasks ahead in our day. We all deserve a moment of calm to start our morning.
Give yourself some praise for showing up to do reflection. Take a moment to be your own cheerleader and share some positive energy with yourself.
Visualize something you are working toward; this can be work-related, recreation-related, or any goal you seek to accomplish. Remind yourself of where you want to go and visualize what that looks like.
This can be any movement from a short stretch, walk with your dog, PT exercises (wink, wink), or a fitness class.
If you are a newspaper reader, this is an easy one for you! Anything goes for this section.
Journaling is such a helpful way to get some thoughts out of our brains. I prefer old fashion pen to paper, and this can be anything as simple as a word or phrase of the day. Try a "Brain Dump" where you get as many thoughts out of your head and onto paper as possible. It's nice to have a hard copy of your ideas to look back through over time.
If you have questions about how to integrate any of these areas into your life, reach out! We are here to help.
All the best, Nicole