I love the predictability of a routine. Maybe it’s because I spent the better part of my life in a strict routine training for the Olympics—it’s what I know, it’s what brings me comfort. My morning routine is ever-evolving. As I learn new things, speak to other entrepreneurs, and adapt with the changes my mind and body go through over the years, I incorporate, remove, and refine elements. Right now, I love my morning routine. It suits my current needs of setting the tone of my day, calming anxiety, and allows me to practice all of the self-care I need in order to move on to serving others.
Let’s get into it.
7:00 AM: I’m not waking up so early these days. I’ve been giving myself some grace, and sleeping in when my body needs it, but typically, my internal clock will go on at around 7:00 AM.
7:05 AM: A make a big mug of hot water with lemon, and take it outside to drink. A few minutes of direct sunlight in the morning helps set your circadian rhythm, which impacts how deeply you sleep.
7:10 AM: Into the cold plunge. I’ve been loving this element of my morning routine. I purchased this cold plunge for Ben for his birthday, and we’re both getting so much use out of it. See my post here for more info on the benefits.
7:45 AM: Quickly put on some workout clothing and go for a brisk walk with Harley.
8:15 AM: Make breakfast. I’ve been into overnight oats, eggs with avocado and everything but the bagel seasoning, or a smoothie. This is when I’ve been having my coffee lately, too. It’s made such a difference to push it to a bit later in the morning.
8:30 AM: Shower and get ready for the day. I’ll dry brush before the shower to get my lymphatic system moving, and I’ll end my hot shower with a burst of super cold water to get those same endorphins I experience with the cold plunge.
9:00 AM: I still haven’t opened my phone at this time. Around 9:00 AM, I’ll head into my office, but before I open my laptop or my phone, I’ll get out my journal and just write. Free flowing, whatever comes to the mind. Something I’m grateful for, any mantras that come to mind, any dreams that I’m working toward, or crazy ideas I dreamt up the night before. After that, it’s time to begin the day!