I promised you guys I was going to share my morning rituals/routines that have shaped me into the woman I am today. I have always had some sort of routine in the morning. I think unconsciously we all have an implanted agenda when we wake up I mean it’s just there. However, when you are not intentional about your mornings your whole day falls apart. I remember years ago when I would wake up, cut the coffee pot on and fill my cup with more sugar than coffee. When the kids were young I would just fall into a go with flow mentality. What would happen on a regular basis was my mood swings. I would think everything was happening to me. I had no control. So, if one of the kids spilled their milk on the floor I would yell and scream. Allow my reaction to control me. The poor children were frightened but, then they would end up in the worst mood ever because of how I reacted. This vicious cycle continued for a while. This is why I want to share with you routines and habits that have formed who I am today. While a lot can be blamed on emotions as I shared the other day. Rituals and routines can have an effect on our minds and thus cause our emotions to change. i.e. you wake up from a bad dream and you immediately are angry from this dream. You get up start your coffee or get water, still all while you feel a sense of frustration. Instead of taking some time to reflect and adjust your mood, you realize your late for work and rush to get dressed and head out the door. You get to work and your boss is mad because you did not meet a deadline, the school calls and your kid is sick again, you forgot to eat breakfast so your stomach hurts and you can’t take lunch because of the deadline. You chug it all up to having a bad day. All day you are in RE-ACTION mode instead of CRE-ATION mode. Now, if you take the same scenario and only change a few things, waking up breathing and intentionally saying, “thank you for this beautiful day. I am letting go whatever that dream was about.”
Then, go start your coffee, oil pull teeth, brush teeth, make your bed and eat breakfast with the kids. Whether you are late or not. The fact is if you set some routines in place you won’t be waking up late to begin with. You are also setting the tone in your home and life. If you can have a WIN in the morning that means you have WON the day! Bad moods don’t happen they are a choice. I always look to people who inspire me and who are successful in their lives and this helps me to create routines that work.
Amy’s Routine’s & Rituals
Wake up @ 7am–Start the coffee pot
Start Diffuser with a Morning Blend–usually Wild Orange, Peppermint
10-20 min Oil Pulling with a drop of Melaleuca (tea tree oil)
Brush teeth with On Guard toothpaste
Wash face with a mixture of Frankincense, Melaleuca, Lavender, and apply doTERRA’s Immortelle (anti-aging blend) under my eyes and on my forehead.
Drink 8 to 12 oz. H2O with a few drops of doTERRA’s Slim & Sassy (doTERRA’s metabolic blend)
Take 1 TerraZyme Supplement (good for digestion and stomach) and 1 Mito2Max (which is freaking awesome for energy)
Pray/ Journal/ Worship–this varies on how many devotionals I am working through-currently I am doing 2. 100 Days of Vocabulary/Scripture & 31 Days for the Dreamer & the Doer-this is also, when I write my affirmations out, a goal I am working on, and word of the day.
Worship Music Playlist on Spotify (this is a new habit, I don’t listen to enough Praise & Worship music)
Send Kids Love notes- I like to message each of the every day and it is #2 on my priority list as I am working on building new relationships with each of them right now)
Review calendar Top 3 Priorities for the day–I am not currently working outside of the home so my Top 3 priorities tend to be entrepreneurial–write blog post, update social media, contact 2 prospects etc.
30 min of Personal Development–this usually happens when I go for a run. That way I can utilize my time well
Run/ Exercise 30 to 1 hour–I am doing Couch to 5K again because I like programs that tell me what to do. I also, do sit ups, squats, leg lifts and lift weights on various days
Mantra: I Can, I Will– Every person I encounter today I leave feeling inspired and valued. I say these to myself all day long.
Take LLV/Terrazyme–this is usually right around 12:30-1pm
Write/ Work on Projects–creating content for blog, social media, research is happening-working on my book–etc.
Oils Diffusing-all day I diffuse different blends and I select oils that I feel drawn too.
Creative afternoons/ Meeting people–my artistic activities happen during this time or if I have errands to run.
Dinner/ Whole Foods, Healthy foods-I included this because for a while I was really eating a lot of unhealthy foods and I needed to focus on my health and wellness again.
-date night, watch movie, talk
Read for 30 minutes/ take Serenity gel cap-I do not currently read before I go to sleep because hubby always has the TV on–this is an area I want to change so I included it on my list because it is a priority for me!
With a grateful heart and silent prayers fall asleep and I am ready to do it all again tomorrow!!!
I know this is a lot. It is important for me to see this list daily because it tells me if my priorities are in order or if something is off. My goals for this year are to increase family time, be intentionally present for our children–that may sound weird but its a goal of mine. Trust where the Lord is leading and grow to be the best version of Amy possible! I have a huge burden on my heart to be an example to others, to live daily with integrity, and to be a woman after God’s own heart. I am far from perfect but as long as my eyes are focused on these things then I can catch any behavior that does not line up with my life purpose and mission. This is how I currently show up for myself in my life daily what do you do? This list is ever-changing because we should always be growing and evolving. There are different seasons in life too which will cause it to change.
Here are some examples from highly successful people who are winning in their life and biz!
Tim Ferriss author of the 4 Hour Work Week!
Ange Peters doTERRA Presidential Diamond and a freaking rockstar role model!
One thing I suggest is that once a month go back to your list and see if any adjustments need to be made. If so do that. If you don’t write it down it’s not going to happen! I would love to hear how you show up in your life–leave a comment below!
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Lots of Love,