Anyone that has known me for pretty much any portion of my life knows I’m not… at my best in the morning. In fact my husband loves to do an impression of me in the mornings that mimicks some form of Godzilla snarling and stomping around. Which I have to admit is actually pretty accurate.
I can tell you it started for me really last Thanksgiving. I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my mother in law and my laptop. My friends from the mastermind I am in were taunting me to “Do the Morning miracle, it will be fun” like some sort of push to do drugs. And I remember thinking “There is absolutely nothing miraculous about mornings.”
But maybe it was the turkey talking or I’m just a sucker for peer pressure but I finally agreed.
I didn’t actually start until mid-December with a commitment to get up extra early and part of that came from my friend Will. I’ve also been finding every excuse to not exercise but he took away all of my excuses during our last mastermind session (details on exercise commitment in another post later on.)
So I came home and the week before Christmas I bought the audible version of The Morning miracle for entrepreneurs- I know, shocker I would select that one.
And the damn thing stuck. I found out it is not just about getting up early it is about taking the time for basically mental health. Finding a balance in personal development and business and finances and relationships. Committing to healthy habits to make yourself better and how that translates to business.
And the reason that I am sitting here early on a Friday morning writing a book on Facebook. LOL
More later on what I’m actually learning from each aspect of this routine in nutrition and exercise and journaling and more.
But for now… I have conquered the mornings! I am officially a morning person now and actually don’t want to throw up when I say that!
So here for all the world to see and to hold me accountable is my morning routine.
I wake up at 4:45 with my alarm going off one time- no snooze. Get dressed and drink water then head to the gym. I lift weights for 40 to 45 minutes then do 20 minutes of cardio. During cardio, I listen to my audio book and also on the drive home.
Once home, I sit quietly in the front room and journal for usually about 20 minutes. And usually with one or more cats in my lap and /or a dog. Then my husband is getting up so talk with him while we are both getting ready for the day.
He leaves, I drink my green juice and make coffee and breakfast and pack my lunch. During this time I partially listen to more of my book and make notes on things I want to remember and also wander around my kitchen like a crazy person talking to myself out loud with affirmations and goals.
Then I eat and spend a few minutes meditating and visualizing success in my day.
Only then do I turn on my phone and start looking at my day.
What has surprised me is how much happier I am and able to face the day with confidence and to be stronger to deal with the tough things. I really truly never believed that I would be a volunteer morning person or how much it would really change everything, starting with me. But there you go.
Even my husband notices that I’m happy now… and he can’t do the angry Godzilla impression of me any more so … bonus!