Have you got a daily routine that is your go-to?
More importantly, do you have a morning routine that gets you in the right frame of mind for your day?
In a perfect world, ie when I don’t have to get up early for the DPM sessions, my morning routine would include a workout of some description – either a bodyweight workout at home which I do on Sunday mornings, or a walk.
But obviously that has to wait until the 2 week break at Christmas to do that on a regular basis.
And it might be the same for you with kids to get ready for school etc.
However if you do have control over your morning routine, or can alternate with your partner then you’re in the box seat to get something done for YOU at least half of the week.
Of course I’m hinting that exercise or some type of meditation or yoga if that’s your thing in the morning is going to set you up for a better day.
You’ll be more alert, you’ll feel better and be able to enjoy the post exercise endorphin hit that you normally get.
Which is of course a better option than going straight to the computer and solving work issues first thing – that’s only going to leave you in a stressed frame of mind right from the get-go.
So have you got a productive morning routine?
Or is it something that can at least be implemented for part of the week?
Cause anything is always going to be better than nothing.
“A lot of the times when we are feeling stress, we’re feeling a bit out of sorts, it’s because we don’t know what to expect,” says Dr Sean O’Connor who is from Sydney University’s Coaching Psychology Unit .
Which makes sense, cause if you have that morning focus on you as your plan you’ll help get that stress out – especially if you get to do a boxing workout. That’s a great frustration outlet.
Then like I mentioned, the feel good endorphins will help pick up your mood if you’re out of sorts.
You can’t replace that with a scroll of social media or getting stuck straight into work issues.
They’ll still be there later in the morning.
Focus on you and you’ll enjoy the benefit – even if you have to set the alarm a little bit earlier.
Your body will thank you for it.
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