Putting Some Magic In Your Morning

By Emma Colsey-Nicholls | Mindset

Aug 21

Putting Some Magic In Your Morning

Ever had one of those days where you get up late as you knocked snooze off your alarm, you stumble out of bed, stub your toe on the way into the bathroom, to then get toothpaste on your top and all this before leaving the house in a crazed rush?

 

The rest of the day then just turns into sh!t and it’s one small disaster after another.

 

So yes we could say that this is the law of attraction and you are simply attracting all these negative things because of the negative energy you are putting out into the universe.

 

But I get that it is a little to woo woo and potentially BS for a lot of people,  yet I know you have probably all experienced one of these days at some point, right?

 

So weather you buy into the law of attraction or not, there has to be something going on there.

 

And I know for a lot of women who are struggling with their bodies and failed dieting, one sh!tty day can easily lead into another and before you know it the weeks and months are passing by and you can’t shift out of the can’t be arsed, it’s too hard, I’ll just give up mindset.

 

Your bad day is determined by your mindset and your perceptions.

 

From the moment that you stub your toe, you have decided that that day would be a bad one.

 

Once you make that decision you are declaring to yourself that it’s……. ‘going to be one of those days’…..

 

And guess what?? It will be exactly that, because without even realising it you have set up the intentions, so you will seek it out, you will look for the bad in every situation because you have already decided it’s going to be a bad day.

 

And yes the BS is even harder to deal with when you are in a crappy mood.

 

So shifting this and having more kick ass days than bad ones is about setting yourself up for the feel good factor first thing in the morning.

 

How you start your day matters!!!

 

Now, everyone is different and it will be a matter of how YOU decide to set up your power morning and it’s something we work on in the Focused Mind, Fierce body program. It’s one of my favourite modules as the impact is massive when you start using this.

 

So look at what is your current routine, and aks yourself how well is it serving you?

 

Do you wake up easily at the first alarm? OR are you hitting the snooze button 4,5,6 times before your haul your ass out of bed?

 

Do you check Facebook, social media and emails first thing in the morning and come off it feeling peeved of at someone who has annoyed you or read another devastating news story?

 

Does it take you a few hours and a good few doses of caffeine before you can get going?

 

Do you feel rushed and harassed as you try and get out of the door in time?

 

My own personal morning routine can shift from time to time. For example I relax it a lot more on the weekends, yet there are a few things that I use with myself and with clients that can help to shift the mindset and the focus to having more kick ass feel good days, so lets look at a few of the above points.

 

  1. Getting up easily with your alarm, or even better waking up before it.

 

So getting up in time can be factored by many things, what time you go to bed, the quality of your sleep, good nutrition and hydration as well as daily exercise can all help you to get a good night’s sleep.

 

What if you could get up 15 minutes earlier so you could start your day focused on you? When the house is quiet to get your thoughts, intentions and schedule in order before the craziness of the day consumes you. And to wake at that first alarm, NO more hitting the snooze button because you are excited about getting up and owning the day rather than letting the snooze button and the day own you.

 

  1. Morning social suicide.- If you’re anything like me, one of the first things I used to do in the morning is look at my phone. I would wake up scroll through social media, usually feeling a little overwhelmed with all the posts on there or left feeling like rubbish because I have seen someone on Facebook or instagram who is doing so much better than me. This meant I would start the day with the negative energy of comparison and not feeling quite good enough then usually give myself a hard time about it. The mental version of stubbing your toe first thing.

 

Now don’t get me wrong, you guys know I LOVE social media, BUT I now work to get my mindset in the right place by focusing in on ‘ME’ and going internal first before I look at anything else.

 

Because when I do this, I feel pretty unstoppable and anything I then see on social media after that won’t have the same effect because I am already feeling focused and on fire. All too often you are searching outside of yourself for the answers when really they are already inside of you.

 

  1. Set your intentions for the day. It may be in the form of an affirmation, positive quote or just take note of something that you are grateful for. I like to do a short journal or even just asking myself the question, ‘how can today day be more awesome?’ I also work on creating a schedule and map out my day so I know what needs to be done and when in order to end my day feeling accomplished and productive.

 

  1. Breathe. I don’t always meditate first thing in the morning, BUT it is something I am working on bringing back more regularly, because of the fact meditating just helps me do and deal with life that little bit better and I feel so much better too. But I also live in the real world and there are days that I am rushing around trying to get the kids up and out of the house for school, so on those days I just closed my eyes and took some time to breathe and breathe deeply. Even if it’s just for 5-7 breathes, doing this helps to create some space mentally and actually shifted the feeling of rushing and stress to feeling more at ease and in flow. But if you can meditate, it really will transform your day, as will getting up that bit earlier in the morning to avoid that feeling of being ‘rushed’.

 

  1. Exercise – Most mornings I will get up and exercise first thing. If there is one thing that makes you feel pretty darn epic, it’s a good workout. Even if you don’t feel like doing it at the time, you will ALWAYS feel 1000000 times better once it’s done. For me it’s really sets up my day, again coming back to that feeling of being focused and on fire. Some days if the kids are up early or I’m feeling a little tired I sometimes skip it for later in the day after they have gone to school (the bonus of being self employed is that I can have this flexibility in my schedule), but be sure to fit some kind of movement into to your day, at a time that works for you.
  2. Inspired – This one can work in many ways but getting it in earlier in my day makes a difference for me. Getting inspired is all about learning something new around where my own passion and life purpose lie. Learning can be reading a blog post, part of a book, an email, listening to a podcast or audio book. Get that inspiration in daily, learn something daily, but don’t just take in this information, if you want change you have to actually work to start applying it.
  3. Plan – Making a plan for the day or week ahead, will not only save you time and improve your productivity. It’s going to allow you to feel a LOT less stressed in the process. Take back control of your time and your energy levels by scheduling and blocking out your time, so you know what you are doing and when.

 

Yep so if you have made it this far in this email you obviously care about making improvements to your life, you know you want more. So what are you going to do about starting to apply these tips? Because if you did, just think about the things that would actually start to change for you.

 

How would it feel for you to get up with the habits and routines that allow you to go through your day feeling excited about life, excited about where you are going and the progress that you are making, the new things you are creating for yourself?

 

Rather than just going over the same old, same old.

 

Morning Magic routine is just one of the many powerful tools that you will discover on the Focused Mind, Fierce Body Formula and we will work to create your individual power morning magic sequence. But you can start to get your morning routine in place by getting your FREE copy of the Get Your Shit Together life planner.

 

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Emma ‘Wakey Wakey’ Colsey-Nicholls