How are your mornings?
What is it that you do first thing in the morning?
Hit the snooze button? Do you check your phone, scroll down Facebook, check whats-app, or read email?
Whatever you do in the morning though, it matters!
For centuries people have regarded morning time as sacred. Sacred not because of religious reasons, rather due to the latent power that rests in the pristine morning hours.
After all, scientific research has shown that a morning routine has the ability to increase happiness, reduce procrastination, boost confidence, and improve overall performance.
No matter where you are in life, there are always improvements to be made, problems to be solved and things to be fixed. A personalized morning routine can be a very effective tool for taking on the obligations of the day more efficiently and smoothly.
I have my three “fav” tools of my morning routine – Yoga, Meditation and (A)Run.
These tools allow me to gain clarity on what matters most and how I can focus on making the best use of the time I have been gifted.
Developing a morning routine has also immensely helped me overcoming my unhealthy habit of procrastination. According to a 2008 study published in The Journal of General Psychology early morning risers tend to procrastinate less compared with people who stay up late at night.
After all, time is the only asset that cannot be replaced.
I am convinced that any moments spent in gratitude and appreciation are moments of your life you lived really well.
The more we meditate on what to focus on the more it expands.
And developing a morning routine is a great way to get clarity on what is it that matters.
A book I am reading currently is The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. He describes in his book the impact of how you start your day:
“How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of succes in every single area of your life. Focused, productive, successful mornings generate focused, productive successful days — which inevitably create a successful life — in the same way that unfocused, unproductive, and mediocre mornings generate unfocused, unproductive and mediocre days, and ultimately a mediocre quality of life. By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any area of your life, faster than you every thought possible” — Hal Elrod
He went from being deeply depressed and financially bankrupt, to transform himself into an ultra-marathon runner, successful businessman, international keynote speaker, and best-selling author.
Below is a graphic description of a routine he suggests.
You’re welcome to adapt it to whatever works best for you.
Remember some routine is better than no routine.
Until next week … stay safe and keep smiling.
Join me for my forthcoming Radical Wellness Programme commencing on October 11th.
ONLINE Class commences:
Sunday 11th October
7.30 am – 9.00 am
HAVE YOUR LAPTOP, YOUR YOGA MAT AND WATER BOTTLE HANDY!
Cost per class – $17 per class for each family
You will receive a unique link at the time of checkout.
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Discover. Empower. Prosper.
Dr Arun Dhir
Surgeon, Health & Wellness Advocate.
Author of “Happy Gut, Healthy Weight” and “Create a New You Health Journal“
He is an engaging speaker and has spoken on many public forums. Dr Arun runs his own You Tube channel, where he shares insights in the area of mind-body and gut connection and how this translates into our health and wellbeing.
Disclaimer: Radical wellness program focuses on recalibrating and balancing the inner environment. Some clients may need to continue to take help of prescription medications for extended periods of time, depending on the severity of their medical condition. Our intention is to integrate the Radical Wellness program with any ongoing medical treatment that our patrons may require, under the supervision of their medical practitioners. The program is an integrative approach rather than an exclusive approach, that is based on safe, professional and an evidence based approach to health and wellness. We urge our patrons to exercise caution and not suspend, discontinue or alter any medical treatment without the recommendation of their medical practitioners. Dr Arun Dhir, his associates, team members and partners will not be liable for any harm, injury or loss arising out of this.