Over the years I have designed a morning routine that really works with my lifestyle. I like to combine activities to get the maximum use of time and get to do the, not so interesting things finished, along-side more favourable activities. I love to wake up in fresh clean sheets, in a clear uncluttered room. My bedroom is my sanctuary and where I get to replenish myself.
This is my typical morning routine;
1. Oil pulling and communication- Soon after waking and whilst I’m still in bed, I reach for the coconut oil and take a large scoop. I gargle for 15/20 min along-side I look at my phone and check any emails, social media messages and check my calendar for the day.
2. Shower and Meditation-Once I’m gargled out, it’s a quick run to the bathroom for my shower meditation usually lasts for 10 minutes, where I visualise the water cleaning my mind and any stagnant energy.
3. Bulletproof Coffee and Prep Lunch- After dressing I make myself a bulletproof coffee which includes grass fed butter and MCT oil. This has become like a ritual for me and I make sure everything has been prepared the night before, whilst the kettle boils, I make my lunch which I eat at 12 instead of breakfast. I sip my coffee in a relaxing space and create my intention for the day ahead and also take my medicinal mushroom supplement and probiotics.
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve been given was prepare for the next day to make it as easy as possible for your future self. It’s a good way to show yourself love and respect. Starting the day with the feeling someone is on your side can make all the difference and who knows you better than anyone else, than you. Choosing the same time to wake up also frees up your energy to take on other more important issues that may arise. Sleeping at the same time will rebalance brain chemicals and reduce stress and depressive episodes. Simple things which make a big difference.