Morning Me Time

If you know me well you know that i'm a morning person and probably don't want to be around me if you're not. A lot of people can't stand looking people in the eye before 10am but that's not me, instead, if you catch me after 7pm I'm probably asleep or want to be. But even if you're not a morning person there are some steps you can take to make it more bearable, take a little me time. Here's my morning routine that sets me up for a good day...



Yoga 

Every morning I do 10-20 minutes of yoga as soon as I wake up. I will admit, sometimes it's difficult to get myself out of bed, i'm only human, but you cannot beat a good stretch in the morning. Think about animals, the first thing they do when they wake is stretch so we should be too, releasing all of the tension from staying in a static position overnight. Yoga is also beneficial for your mind, instead of waking up and thinking about all of the things you have to do in the day, you can wake up and focus on your body and slowly prepare yourself for the day. 


Meditation 

Meditation is similar to Yoga in the sense that it's a moment to focus on the present moment and not think about what has or is going to happen. Meditation is not easy, and i'm no master of it, some days you can sit there and let the time pass without much worry or emotion, but other days you get worked up because you can't seem to just relax. But that's okay. The fact that you're doing it is what matters and any time you have to just sit and be in the moment will benefit you, even if it's just 2 minutes. 

Hearty Breakfast 

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day because there are no limits to what you can eat. I know a lot of people skip breakfast or just grab a slice of toast on the go because they like to spend as much time as possible in bed. However, waking up and heading straight into the madness of the day isn't good for your head. Filling your body with a high protein breakfast will leave you feeling fuller until lunch time and stop mid morning snacks. Plus, taking 10 to sit and eat will also allow you to take a break before the day ahead. 

No Rush 

I like to take things slowly in the mornings because if you rush you forget things and then that messes up the rest of your day. If you have children I understand that it's difficult not to rush on the school run. But what about getting things ready the night before? Or, wake up 15 minutes before everyone else and set that time aside for yourself and not getting the children ready. 

If you're looking for more ideas, drop me an email or message me on Instagram @erynbarber 

Cya!
Eryn

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