Setting the tone for your days is one of the most important things you can do. How you start your day will determine your productivity and attitude for the entire day.
My morning routine differs slightly depending on how much the kids let me sleep the night before. I usually try to walk up a hour or to before the girls. As a mother its crucial for me to get my alone time. I am a deep thinker. I enjoy reading and writing and podcasting. All things that can be a challenge to do around kids. So I make the sacrifice to get up early and work on ME! First things first and I get a nice hot cup of tea brewed. I find a good motivational video on YouTube, find a spot and sip my tea. Listening to motivational videos the first thing in the morning gets me excited for the day. My creativity flows at an all time high and I make incredible progress before 7 am. By time the kids wake up I feel refreshed, energized and ready to start the day. Its all about surrounding yourself with positive energy and thoughts the first thing in the morning.
Affirmations are Powerful
Another must in the morning is voicing affirmations. I look at myself in the mirror and I claim what it is that I'm after as if it has already happened. Speaking the things you want into existence is real. Not saying its magic, but there's something very powerful about tricking your brain into thinking its already obtained something. Being successful is a mind game. Once you learn how to control the mind and make it do what you want it to do you will have full control over your life.
So think about your morning routine. What tone are you setting? Are you exercising your mind and getting ready to conquer the day? Or are you letting the day conquer you?