Whatever time you wake up in the morning, there are solid reasons for “morning weighting” your day, and for having a consistent morning ritual. In this episode, I pull back the kimono to share my own morning ritual.
If you are a stay-up-late person, never fear — this is not about waking up insanely early, but rather about putting your important work early in your day, whatever time you get up.
When you do your important work early in your day, you get it done before your willpower reserves have been drained and “decision fatigue” has had a chance to set in.
When you also incorporate a regular ritual, it sets the tone of your day as “focus,” rather than as “procrastinate” and “distraction.”
In this episode I share the details of my personal morning ritual, which boils down to the following elements:
Melissa’s Morning Ritual
3. Activate (my body)
4. Cultivate (my mind)
[Sometimes some music Create time goes here]
Then, outside of my incubator:
6. Calibrate my environment
7. Satiate my hunger (and my kitty’s!)
Remember: the thing you do first is the thing that gets done! (Click to tweet!)
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Susan Piver’s Open Heart Project
Meditation teacher Tara Brach’s free meditation downloads
Zero Odor ZOP 1062 Lover’s Kit Cats Odor Remover (aff) for neutralizing litter box odor (Note: I also love the World’s Best Cat Litter (aff) and the Litter Genie Plus Cat Litter Disposal System (aff) — so far this is the best trifecta I’ve found for dealing with kitty poop smell.)
Tip: Prep your morning actions the night before! For example, before I go to bed at night, I fill the tea kettle and put tea bag packages on the counter.
My favorite teas: Yogi Super Antioxidant Green Tea (aff) and Good Earth Organic Sweet & Spicy Caffeine Free Herbal Tea (aff)
Tip: Add turmeric and cayenne to your tea for a natural anti-inflammatory
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