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I had the day from hell the other day and that’s putting it lightly. It was a beautiful Monday morning and I woke up a little late and rushed through my normal morning routine. BIG MISTAKE. What I thought was going to be a beautiful day unraveled into a day from hell and I know it was because I skipped my morning routine. It may sound dramatic but think about it, if you do a few things every morning to start your day off right but then skip those things one day, it can start a domino effect of not so great things.
I own Gilt Design Group, LA’s premier web design agency and with that can come a lot of stress and fires to put out. Typically, it’s easy for me to put fires out and I do them without blinking an eye. Working on custom projects with high end clients is no easy task but it’s something I love and handle day to day with no issue. However on this particularly horrible day, I happened to rush through my morning routine and started a domino effect of annoying things happening.
First, I woke to find a website on our server had been wiped clean. This particular site was set to launch that very week and when I called our hosting company to setup our backup, they told there was actually NO backup. I thought I was dreaming. “What do you mean there isn’t a backup for this site?” to which they responded “You went over your allotted space on your server so we stopped all backups.”
So you’re thinking, hello lady shouldn’t you have known this? Yea, I would have known, had the company contacted me to tell me this. They didn’t and we lost a site that we spent a month to build. The rest of the day was a series of mini fires and frustrations that on a normal day I can handle. But without my awesome morning routine, it was ROUGH. It was go hide under a blanket and don’t come out until it’s over rough.
Why a morning routine is important
A solid morning routine is what sets the tone for the rest of your day. It’s also great because it helps you start your day on your own path rather than just reacting to things that happen all throughout the day. I’ll explain my own morning routine and why/how it helps me have better, happier, more productive days. Some routines start with a jog, mine starts with being mindful and as always, taking my Sundown Naturals® vitamins.
What my morning routine is like
I do what everyone does which is getup, brush my teeth, wash my face and take a quick shower. Once that’s done the real routine begins. I start with a 15 minute meditation (if you don’t meditate, you need too!) followed up with some light reading on something positive or spiritual. I head over to the kitchen and take my Sundown Naturals® Adult Gummy vitamins (available at your local Walmart, yay!). Okay not to get side tracked but yes I take Vitamin C adult gummy vitamins to help support my immune system and all my friends and family make fun of me for it, haha! I just HATE swallowing pills and refuse to do it on a daily basis.
I love that these Sundown Naturals® vitamins are free of gluten, dairy and artificial flavors.◊ I also make my tea and sit down for a few minutes to think about the things I want to get done today and how I want to feel throughout my day. Not to sound to “woo woo” but I feel it’s important to start your day with intention. After all of that, I get my fabulous day started.
That morning routine is what helps my day stay on track and helps me stay grounded when annoying things happen. Life is filled with surprises and I need to be ready and grounded in order to tackle them properly. My delicious and gluten, dairy, and artificial flavor free◊ vitamins make sure my health is in check and my meditation and reading keep my mind in check. Both are super important. A morning run might help you out but you also need to make sure you have other things like the ones I mentioned to stay on track and feel great every single day.
How do you start your day? Let me know in the comments below!
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