As a creative female entrepreneur, it is so easy to be in work mode 24/7. If you ask anyone around me, they will tell you I am a workaholic, I could work day in and day out on my business. This is not always a good thing as it could lead to burn out and the dreaded rut syndrome. I decided to make some changes a few months back and not only feel more clear and inspired, but happier and not as stressed!
The number one factor in this was creating a morning routine to clear my head, have a little me time and relax before the craziness of the day begins. All the extremely successful entrepreneurs you hear about (Tony Robbins, Richard Branson & Mark Zuckerberg) have morning rituals they do every single day!
The first tip I have is to do what works for you and start off small. We can't all wake up at 4 am, go on a 5 mile jog & do an hour of yoga on a beach (I know that will never be a reality for me).
The first thing I do every morning is make myself a nice hot cup of coffee (Eight O'Clock medium roast is my fave)! After I make my coffee and I am still cozy in my pjs, I will open up my iPad (not my phone or computer as it is way too distracting) and read my daily devotional, journal (Day One is a great free app), review my goals and affirmations, doing some visualization and reading a bit of an inspirational book. After that, I will ease into the day watching some youtube videos while I continue to sip on my coffee. I also like to put on a morning energy or de stressing meditation every once in awhile which definitely helps keep you calm! When possible I also like to do some stretching or yoga to loosen up the muscles!