Understanding the Power of a Morning Routine
Are you a morning person? Some people leap out of bed each morning, bursting with energy and optimism for the day ahead. Others most assuredly do not, and would prefer to linger under their warm, cozy covers for as long as possible—only to rush through their morning routine before dashing out to school or work.
Taking the time for a more leisurely and intentional morning rhythm can be invaluable, though—especially for those in recovery. A morning routine can provide a day’s worth of energy, optimism, positivity, and calm.
Parts of a Morning Routine
That’s not to say that it will be easy to implement a morning routine, but it’s definitely worth trying. Here are a few suggestions.
- Wake with enough time for you to linger in bed for a few minutes, enjoying the feel of the sun coming through your curtains; maybe pray or meditate for a few moments, or just visualize your goals for the day.
- Eat breakfast—and not just junk! Even something like a cup of coffee, a handful of nuts, and a piece of fruit can provide an energy boost for your day.
- Stimulate your brain—take a few minutes to do some reading, just for pleasure.
- Awaken your body—take a few minutes to take a walk or do some yoga poses.
- Create a positive environment in your home, turning on some lights and perhaps even playing some joyful music to get you pumped for the day
Your routine doesn’t have to be a carbon copy of this, but do consider these suggestions—and think of some ways in which you can make your mornings more meaningful. Start your day off right, and lay a foundation for ongoing success (including success in your recovery).
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