If you want to start the day without stress, I can only recommend that you develop your own healthy and personal morning routine. Perhaps my morning routine and the tips for a good start to the day will inspire you.
the early bird catches the worm! It feels like the Obamas are jogging in the middle of the night and every successful entrepreneur is apparently active in the morning. Right now, I’m reading the book “Rest: Why You Do More When You Work Less” and it also praises the morning routine. Those who consciously plan their mornings set the course for a good day – as long as the theory disappears.
In my personal experience, however, I can agree with that completely. What I could never have imagined as a student: I now enjoy getting up early – preferably around 6 a.m. – and really having time for my healthy morning routine. The city sleeps, there is a very special atmosphere and I consciously take time for myself and my personal registration in the morning. You can find seven tips on the topic of self-love at aok-erleben.de.
Have you perhaps had similar experiences? Do you have a morning routine? Or maybe a little ritual that you have learned to love like coffee with your sweetheart before you leave for work? I would like to hear about your morning routine in the comments.
The woman sleeps in a bed.
MY PATH TO THE MORNING ROUTINE
I remember well when I started to establish a healthy morning routine. At that time, I was still employed in counselling and had to leave the house shortly after 8:00 a.m. I had to leave the house. At that time, I was just doing my Kundalini yoga teacher training and as homework, we should do a 40-day yoga and mediation package – preferably in the morning. And phew, in the beginning, it was quite a feat! At some point, a morning routine like this becomes your own very individual practice. Because that’s what it’s all about: doing and not theoretical optimization 🙂
Today, my healthy morning routine – sometimes more detailed, sometimes totally lighter – is just as much a part of my daily routine as brushing my teeth. Because I am more with myself and feel like I am the active creator of my day. Instead of reacting to outside impulses all day long, I find out in the morning and consciously decide in which direction I want to run. Believe me: it’s just right!
Upper plane of two hands massaging the feet.
WHAT I CURRENTLY DO IN THE MORNING
The linchpin of my morning routine is my Kundalini yoga and meditation practice.
After getting up, I quickly set up my wellness area for my morning practice in the living room: I put my yoga clothes and essential oils at my fingertips and choose a diffuser mix adapted to my mood. I also prepare a large glass of water with lemon essential oil, which is much better for me personally than the equivalent with lemon juice.
Then I brush my teeth and jump in the shower. I take a short, ice-cold shower! It’s an overwhelming experience especially in the winter, but believe me, you get used to it too and it not only makes me feel wonderfully fresh, but I really feel like a different person afterwards.
Put yourself on your skin: sit down first and come in. Then I turn on my morning music and use my essential oils. When I have a little more time, I like to draw oracle cards (it’s my favourite at the moment). As soon as I am ready, I get in the mood and do my Kundalini Yoga Set which includes a short deep relaxation and 11 minutes of meditation. It takes a total of 30 minutes.
Tidy up briefly, move around if necessary and take a walk with Carli (and a large tea).
As soon as I return, I make a matcha latte or a cappuccino with almond milk, sit at the desk and the day can come! The woman sitting in a suit meditating on a white carpet.
LAPELS ARE PART OF IT … WHICH IS PERFECT 😉
By the way: I also sometimes let my healthy morning routine slide. If it takes me and I hang out for a week. When we’re on vacation or when it’s longer in the evening. But whenever I notice that I’m just missing something if I don’t take the time for me in the morning to consciously start the day.
My trick in this context is not to overdo it and make the morning routine flexible. Like a treasure chest in which you can take whatever is good for you. That’s how I get going, even when the to-do list calls and I feel like I don’t have time at all.
3 TIPS TO START THE DAY OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
One thing in advance: you can get countless suggestions for a healthy morning routine on the Internet. But in the end, it’s all about your individual well-being and adapting YOUR routine to YOUR needs. Perhaps this means for you that in the morning before the start of the day, you first sit down on the terrace with a cup of tea or coffee and let your thoughts wander. Or say a few greetings in the sun. Or go for a walk in the forest and prepare yourself a delicious breakfast. Or read the news in bed. We’re all different and that’s okay too.
Think about it: what would be good for you? Three tips to get started:
Make your morning routine a highlight so you can wait for it before you get up. Create z for yourself. B. your personal wellness area. Believe me, when the alarm clock goes off in the morning, it’s a completely different feeling to know “now I have time for myself and these morning sessions are extremely valuable” instead of staying in the daily grind.
Don’t overdo it and go for it! Ideally, you decide on the first version of your personal morning routine and then go straight to the autopilot. When you don’t have to decide whether or not to get up or meditate and do yoga or not, but just do it, it’s so much easier. I promise!
Unfortunately, it’s true: a good start to the day actually starts with a good evening routine. Get to bed early enough and get enough sleep. Otherwise, you’re groggy in the morning and the morning routine helps only to a limited extent. Have a look at the AOK Hessen website on the subject of sleep: there you will find tips on sleep and how long you should sleep.
The woman sits cross-legged and smiles at the camera. A poodle is in her lap.
An additional advantage: the beginning of the day can be decisive for the rest of the day. If you get up on the wrong side of the bed (and in a bad mood), your morning routine can help you reverse the trend and make the most of the day. At least for me, the world is often a different place afterwards. Makes all the difference!