Impossible you might say. But Yes yes yes, we will reply! (Even if you have kids, yes). So let's get these false ideas about what you can and can't do out of your head and let's create your new routine now!
The M&M routine
Finding some time to have an M&M (Mindful Morning) routine might seem like a very big challenge in today's frantic world, but it isn't impossible. It might require one or two adjustments, but we can assure you that it will be a hundred times worth it. So no "Buts", no "I don't have the time" or "the right yoga pants", none of that is acceptable, sorry. We can all make time, it is a matter of choice. As for the pants, well, none of that is required in our amazing-lazy-routine. Now before describing the M&M ritual, let's get to the ground rules of it, shall we?
#1 MAKE IT OFFICIAL
Make it official and put the routine down on paper in black & white, and have it somewhere visible when you wake up (at least at the beginning). This will help you with all the "Pass" temptations you may have.
#2 DROP THE TECH
We know this might be hard for some people, but we beg you to try and not look at any devices until you are finished with your Body & Mind routine. This way you will avoid to fill your head with extra tasks, thoughts and emotions.
#3 Start small
Tiny changes breed success. Five minutes of breathing, one sentence in a journal, a few minutes in nature, one intention - this is how you can ensure that you take the first steps and stick with them. Start small and grow into it.
#4 track your progress
For some it might be very helpful to keep track of their progress, a bit like when you're on a diet and want to motivate yourself - "Today, I only ate 3 cookies vs 5 yesterday - well done me". So if you feel that this technique might help you to keep the momentum going, do it. Tick off the days when you did the routine and maybe try to increase its duration every now and then.
The 15 min MORNING routine (shower included)
So here is what your Mindful morning routine would look like:
Sit and breathe for 3 mins
Stretch for 2 mins
Shower for 5 mins
Loving kindness Meditation for 2 mins
Step outside and listen to nature for 3 mins
We will be back for more details on each part of the routine. Stay tune and thank you for being here!