Let’s tweak your daily routine


 

 

By Greg.Digital “Mr. Meditate & Motivate” 

 

Peace to the tribe, welcome to the Holistic Hallway. 

 

“Those things that are easy to, are also easy not to do”

Jeff Olson



Let’s be honest, this isn’t the first blog about daily routines. These can be found all over google and social media. I’m not here to change your daily routine, only encouraging you to switch out the cons with more pros and help develop you into a better you. Many of us are stuck in our ways and could use a push. However, this can be changed by the 21/90 rule. If you’re not familiar with the 21/90 rule let me shine some light on it for you. It’s been said it takes 21 days to make a habit and/or addiction. It can take up to 90 days for that habit or addiction to form as apart of your lifestyle. I will share my morning routine with you, be mindful, the best morning routines are ones that align with what’s most important to YOU. Which means…The only morning routine you’ll ever need is one crafted specifically for you, by you. All I suggest is you switch out the cons for pros.




Most days, here’s what my morning looks like to get my “grips” together:



  • Wake up and give thanks for seeing another day
  • Expressing your gratitude for another day is a rewarding feeling in itself. It’s best to keep note that someone didn’t wake up this morning. Be grateful for being able to see another day. Remember it’s the small things that matter. Releasing good energy brings it back to you (recycling good energy)


  • Drink a bottle of water (this is usually on my nightstand)
  • Guilty as charged! I haven’t always drunk my suggested daily water intake. I would wake up in the middle of the night needing water. A few nights of waking up just to drink water, I now believe water is essential in order to start the day off on the right step. 


  • Meditate and stretch for five to ten minutes (health and growth)
  • I appreciate and value my quiet time, therefore I’m big on mediation. Soon I’ll be adding yoga to my meditation rotation thanks to my cousin Antoine lol. It’s no secret that mental health and overall health are important to our team. 


  • Prepare a breakfast smoothie. 
  • I have a smoothie just about every day of the week. Being someone who isn’t big on breakfast, smoothies are life for me. I grab some fruit, usually strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, banana, etc. I chop coconuts and use the water inside. I also add sea moss gel that I make. Blend it all up and breakfast is served. If you don’t know the benefits of sea moss don’t worry I got you covered here. 


  • Check to see if I missed any important calls while sleeping. Try to avoid social media. 
  • You never know what kind of emergency has happened overnight. I give my phone a check then I try to put the phone down. It’s easy to get sucked in the rabbit hole of social media, youtube, or just back and forth texting. I try to take a break in the morning because I know my phone will ring a lot throughout the day,


  • Read a book or listen to a motivational clip
  • Monthly I add a new book to my collection. I also make it a habit to read a few pages a day. If you don’t have the time to sit and read, try audiobooks. Audible has a heavy collection of books, it’s very rare they don’t have a book I’m interested in. If I’m not reading a book then I’m listening to a motivational speech by a few of the greats. Les Brown is my ultimate favorite. “You’ve got to be HUNGRY!”


  • Jump into my work
  • Once steps 1-6 have been done I feel a lot better with getting to work. Sometimes life takes its own course and the steps are shuffled but the steps are still taken which is the most important. You can give your work more energy knowing you’ve taken care of yourself first and foremost. 


    “The same habits that YOU KNOW will make you successful, are very easy to just skip for the day”


    11 things you can incorporate 

    Journaling
    Reading a chapter of a book
    Exercise
    Drinking Tea or Coffee
    Family Time
    Walking your dog
    Gardening
    Meditation
    Listening to Music/Podcasts
    Painting or Coloring


      Key takeaways 

      Choose a time to wake up every day. This helps your body establish rhythm so it’s easier to get up in the morning. Have a set of easy breakfast options so you’re not wondering what to eat. Create a hierarchy for getting ready. Identify the core tasks in your daily life. Brainstorm activities that might align with what’s important to you and your core task. Plan when to execute your morning routine. Start by adding one at a time, be honest with yourself and trust the process. Lastly, be grateful for life when your eyes open.


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      Sources

      https://lifestyle.unlock.academy/blogs/the-holistic-hallway/what-is-meditation-and-how-exactly-do-i-meditate

      https://www.masculinedevelopment.com/slight-edge-will-transform-life/

      https://blog.paleohacks.com/yoga-in-bed/