Good Morning or if you are reading this at any other time of day or night I wish you well. Wake-up routines I am sure you have of these over the past few years. The health and wellness industry has been booming for the last decade or so. With the loss of jobs in the corporate world people have been forced into finding new ways to make a living. Rest assured this blog is not going to ask you to commit to buying anything. I am going inform you of my routine and leave it at that.
With the loss of jobs in the corporate world people have been forced to find new ways to make a living. This has been a great thing for people who were stuck in their jobs and either didn’t realise it or did and are now grateful. I say this because of the rise in entrepreneurs. The world needs entrepreneurs and I am one. What does this have to do with a wake-up routine well read on and find out.
I started to follow a routine some 4 years ago where I would wake up at 5am (no I didn’t know about the 5am club at that point). What I would do is just sit and take in my surroundings which was one of peace and calm. Watching the sunrise in the morning proved to me that I was gaining perspective in my life. This calmness entered into my life in all areas. Before this I was uptight and couldn’t relax. Finances weren’t good and my relationships while good could have been better. The calmness of the morning entered me and I am forever grateful for it.
To be honest my routine ebbs and flows. For months I will be on it and then for a few weeks I will lapse back into the comfort of my bed. So please don’t think I am some sort of ‘this is what I do and everyone should’, because I have my faults as does everyone.
This is my routine;
- 5:30am rise and shine (or be grumpy your choice)
- Drink 2 8oz glasses of water (no lemon in it)
- Spend 10 minutes of quite time to reflect on things and just allow my mind to awaken
- 20 minutes of exercise – here I do 100 squats a day, 3 minute plank and then a variety of different exercises.
- 5 to 10 minutes writing in my journal of any thoughts that entered my consciousness overnight or during the few minutes that I have been awake.
- 5 to 10 minutes writing in my planner for the day. Here I review my goals that I have set out and write my to do list for the day ahead.
- At no time to I get connected to any electronic device!
- Shower and get ready for work
- Eat breakfast or travel to work with my breakfast and eat it there.
Whether I am working my day job or preparing for my voice acting day the routine holds the same.
I do hold a day job, and have a prosperous voice acting career as well. This routine applies not only to the entrepreneur but to everyone.
Consistency in what you do will breed routine and then it will just become a part of you.
What you do and how you do it is totally up to you is up to you. I will say this. It has been very beneficial to me. Here are my pros and cons for my routine and you make of it what you will.
- Water hydrates me and I have become more alive (don’t stop drinking water in the morning drink it throughout the day and you to will benefit)
- Taking in the beauty of my part of the world in its quietest time. (It truly is beautiful).
- Exercising – I have always been athletic and for years I just thought that was what I was until I wasn’t. This has helped me get back on track.
- Writing in my journal, so much of what I have thought over the years has been lost because I wasn’t writing my thoughts down. Now that I have my life has quite frankly taken a 180 degree turn. My thoughts put on paper have manifested themselves in to real world tangible things. It has been an eye opening experience to be sure.
- Planning (ha ha ha) me a planner never! I was ALWAYS was a fly by the seat of my pants type of person. Never ever planned and it got me know where. I plan it doesn’t take anything away from me but adds much needed direction.
- No electronics. We are inundated by the perceived notion that we need to be connected. I agree that connectivity is important but do it on your time in you planned way. Read Tim Ferris or Michael Hyatt.. Both of who I give credit to in refining what I had started 4 years ago (when I didn’t know or have heard about them).
- Showering is important
- Eating breakfast – The most important meal of the day.
- None to speak of
Well that is it for me this week. Please let me know what you routine is or if you don’t why not? Whatever you do I wish for you to be healthy of mind and of spirit.