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Today we are talking about how to create a successful morning routine. You might be thinking, how would making a morning routine help to manage diabetes? Successfully managing your diabetes requires the creation of healthy habits that will become the foundation of your healthy lifestyle. A morning routine is one of the pillars of that foundation. It is no secret that how we start our morning can affect the quality of the entire day.
Creating a morning routine does not have to be complicated; you decide what you want to include, but today I want to give you some suggestions to help you get started. Once you establish healthy habits, you will begin to see positive results in your health and other areas of your life. Be sure to tune in tomorrow because we will be talking about how to create a stress-free evening routine. After all, the two-go hand in hand.
As far as your morning routine is concerned, the important thing to remember is that it is created for you by you; so many gurus have released their healthy habits routine, and while they may be an excellent place to start, they might not fit into your lifestyle. I, for one, do not have time in the morning for a ten-step morning routine, and what I have found that works best for the clients I serve and for me is that good habits that fit into your lifestyle are the ones you will keep.
These are the three things I want you to consider before you get started.
- Decide what time you want to get up in the morning; try to get up at the same time every day. This will determine how much time you devote to your morning routine. Consider your morning chores, like making breakfast or walking the dog. If you only have an hour before you have to get out the door, then you do not want to overwhelm yourself with a six-step activity list
- Choose activities that will excite and energize you and make you happy; remember, this is your time. For example, your morning routine could include 15 minutes to sit quietly with a hot cup of tea and a planner to plan the rest of your day.
- Make this time in the morning non-negotiable. A good morning routine is the ultimate form of self-care because it’s your sacred time to ensure your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are being prioritized.
Some items you may want to include in your morning routine are:
- Take a brisk walk. Your dog will love it.
- Meditate or pray.
- Practice a new language!
- Listen to an inspiring podcast!
- Color/paint -adult coloring books are amazing.
- Journal or write your thoughts.
- Set your intention for the day with an affirmation card.
- Create a ritual of gratitude.
- Take a virtual yoga class or head to the gym for an in-person class with friends.
- Listen to your favorite music.
- Drink a tall glass of water with lemon.
- Get your favorite tea or coffee cup and brew your favorite tea or coffee
- Eat your favorite breakfast.
- Diffuse and energizing essential oils. I love a good rose scent.
A good morning routine will reduce stress and help you enjoy your day. Reducing your stress is also a great way to manage your blood sugar. And reducing your blood sugar is how you will reverse or successfully reverse your diabetes. So, take a few minutes today, and decide what activities will bring excitement and joy to the beginning of your day.
With Peace & Love,
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