A Good Morning

October 8, 2013

I’ve written lots about morning routine here and there. But I think it’s worth talking about a little bit more. Mostly because every single creative I’ve been coaching for the last 6 weeks has expressed a desire for a quiet, yet productive, morning routine that sets them up to have a good rest-of-the-day.

When I ask these creatives what a morning on their ideal day looks like I can almost predict what they’ll say:
• Wake up with the sun in a fresh white room, in a fluffy bed with fresh sheets
• Get up and make coffee or tea – enjoy a cup on the porch as they slowly wake up
• Then they’re either doing some yoga or going on a walk
• After that they make a healthy but delicious breakfast (either a smoothie or eggs)
• They spend a fair amount of time reading blogs, articles, and other interesting things on the internet
• Then they spend a good amount of time writing – either journaling or blogging

I’ve noticed that nobody ever says “I’d like to hit snooze 8 times, then rush out the door with just enough time to pick up a burnt Starbucks before my 9AM meeting which will last until lunch – leaving my blood sugar and attitude a hot mess.”

I think it’s pretty easy to intuitively recognize that morning is a sacred time. The start of a new day – so much promise before the sun rises and the daily grind sets in. I’m not going to tell you what you need to do to have a do-it-yourself good morning. I think you already know the answer. But today, I would like to challenge you to make it a reality. Do one small thing that makes your morning a little more magical. If you’re already well in to your day before reading this start tomorrow.

P.S. I’m trying to re-commit to a daily meditation practice. And it’s not easy. So that’s what I’ll be incorporating into my morning routine today.

P.P.S. If you need more help finding structure in your day, I have just 2 more spaces available for my November / December Coaching for Creatives offering.

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