Friday Fuel! The Power of Mornings

Happy Friday!

After being burned out for the past couple of weeks I approached this week with a different mindset and took a look at how I was starting each day.  If you are like me, you think mornings are AMAZINGGG!!!  I love mornings because they are quiet and full of possibilities. If you aren’t so much a morning person I’m hoping this post will change your mind!

I view mornings as the time to set your energy, attitude and intention for the day.  I usually start out every morning around 5:30am with a cup of coffee, healthy breakfast, a workout and then I map out my “to do list” for the day (and drink more coffee).  Coming off some serious burnout I tried something new and started to think less about the physical start to my day and more about the mental start.  Our attitude and mindset have a tremendous impact on how we approach our day, our work and our interactions with other people.  So in addition to my normal rise and grind routine, I actively added these moments to my morning…

  1. Self improvement – I read a book or a quick article on the web to learn and grow.  I took time to reflect and write what I learned down in a journal.
  2. Actively sought out inspiration – I looked for something that made me feel inspired or motivated about the day ahead.  It could have been a video, article or a good quote.
  3. Laughed! – Each morning I opened up YouTube on my phone and watched one or two funny videos while making breakfast! This week Ellen DeGeneres’s YouTube channel was the source of my morning laughs (I can’t get enough…here was my favorite of the week.  WATCH IT!)
  4. Got pumped! I rocked out every morning in my car on the way to work.  I turned the volume way up and rocked out for a few minutes and got psyched up.  My pump up song this week: Don’t Let Me Down by the Chainsmokers.
  5. Put my intentions for a great day out into the universe. I said it aloud to my husband or Chumlee and posted it on social media.  Send the universe your good intentions so it can send them right back!

These were all simple acts that didn’t take much time but they impacted my view on the day ahead in a tremendous way and helped me move past my burnout. This goes hand-in-hand with today’s article: Want to be happy? Ask yourself this question every morning.

An optimistic view is a powerful thing. How can you find moments in every day that fuel your optimism and energy?  Each day adds up to a lifetime, so focus on the moment and embrace the day ahead.

If I haven’t sold you on mornings yet, here are a few more reads on the power of mornings.

“When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.”
Harvey Mackay

Chumlee is definitely an optimist and loves his morning routine!

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What do you do to fuel your mornings and set your energy, attitude and intentions for the day?  Share with me by commenting on this blog!

Embrace the day!

Christina
Twitter: @CTurner_Strong
#FridayFuel
#Embracetheday

 

 

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