Having a “start of your day” routine and an “end of your day” routine for intentionally entering a calm clear state, will make everything in the middle easier to manage. Knowing I get up super early, clients will often tell me that they are not morning people. If you fall into the non-morning person category, that is one hundred percent ok; you do not have to wake up hours earlier than necessary.
All that is required is for you to get up 20 – 30 minutes earlier than when you normally would. 20-30 minutes earlier could give you time to do any one of the following things:
It doesn’t matter what you do; what matters is that you will not be rolling out of bed 15 minutes before you have to leave for work, rushing around in a mad frenzy, and starting your day frustrated that you are going to be late, and flike forgetting ten things on your list. Starting your day calm and in control is one of the keys to having a better, more productive day.
And at the other end of your day, it is all about creating a routine that lets your mind and body know that it will be time for sleep soon. 30 – 60 minutes before you want to go to bed, you could:
It doesn’t matter what activities you choose, as long as you figure out what works best for you, and what will help you relax your body and your mind.
Having this book-end daily practice of intentionally beginning and ending your day calmly will help everything in the middle feel more relaxed and enjoyable. You will be more productive and in control when you begin and end in each day in a peaceful state of mind.