"The Importance of A Morning Routine..."

By Jaymi Lorraine

If you had asked me 6 years ago, what my morning routine consisted of, I would have told you that I woke up, had a shower, put my face on and then I’d head out the door. It was only when I hit rockbottom that I was able to reflect on how I was living my life. 

I had crippling anxiety and depression and I was doing absolutely nothing for my own self-care. I had been living for others for a really long time and the only way I was going to transform my life is if I took massive action.

I began immersing myself in personal development books and audio recordings. My first ever personal development book, and ultimately the real game changer was, Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Your Erroneous Zones

A particular quote from this book really resonated with me;

“This road will be new because you will see a given emotion as a choice rather than a condition of life.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer (Your Erroneous Zones)

I knew I had to go further than just reading words, I had to start implementing some of the lessons that I was learning.

I explored other books and authors and researched what successful people did to prime themselves for the day. 

I read the following: get up early, between 5:30 & 6:30am everyday, meditate, journal, read, listen to inspiring or motivational audio, move your body and put the nutrients in, etc. I began experimenting with my morning routine. I explored the following;

  • A regime of prayers and affirmations
  • Meditation
  • Going for an early morning run
  • Drinking a protein shake
  • Going for an early morning swim
  • Writing and reading out my goals each day
  • Emotion Focused Tapping
  • Making a green smoothie and a hearty breakfast each day
  • Implement a structured plan of 5 different supplements in the morning, etc.

However, I soon realised that if I implemented all that I read, the day was going to be over before I even started it!

Over the years with continued self-exploration and therapy, I was able to work out what I actually liked and what made me feel good. I came up with my own morning routine that has not only allowed me to cultivate a deeper understanding of myself, but has also drastically improved the quality of my life and health.

At the moment, my current morning routine is made up of the following:

  • I get up between 5am & 6am every morning.
  • I brush my teeth, tongue scrape and oil pull.
  • I go for an 8-10km walk.
  • I come home and do a 15 minute yoga flow; then
  • I meditate for 10 minutes.
  • I read through my goals, affirmations and my letter to money.
  • I write 3 key points in the morning of what I am grateful for.
  • I have a glass of warm lemon water.
  • I put a few drops of OnGuard Essential oil under my tongue for clarity, health and protection throughout the day.
  • I drink a glass of clean spring water as a chaser to the essential oil and I take my supplements with a piece of paleo toast with smashed avocado and Tahini.
  • I draw a positive quote from my daily calendar; and then 
  • I put my make-up on, or a tinted SPF moisturiser and I get my day started!

This might seem like a lot….In truth, it takes me about 2.5 hours to get through all of this, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

The trap I got into in the beginning was feeling like I should implement everything that was suggested to me in the books and podcasts that I consumed and this can feel a little overwhelming.

I would strongly encourage you to experiment with different methods and try certain activities on and see how they make you feel. I assure you my friend, if you hang in there, a structured morning routine will change your life!

Let me know what your morning routine consists of in the comments below. 

Take care. Cheers. xx

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Normally I wake up at 8. then I brush my teeth and take a bath. At 9 o clock I ready breakfast to myself & family. After finishing my breakfast I read some books, watch t. V dats it.
    How i can change my routine ?

    1. It depends on what you would like to implement. I would start making gradual changes. Start small. You might want to add a 5-minute meditation into your routine, you can watch a YouTube clip every morning after you have woken up. Try this for 30 days and see how it sits with you. The best way is to find what works for you. I hope that helps!

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