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How to create calm in your busy morning routine

Does this sound familiar?

Your alarm goes off and you automatically think of your never ending to-do list.

A sense overwhelm overpowers you.

Your heart races and you feel panic in your body. 

Coffee goes on and the hustle begins; get ready for work, prepare lunch for you and the kids, get the kids ready, drop them off to school, arrive at work.

….All the while you are thinking of everything you need to do.

Exhaustion has kicked in by the time you arrive at work so you buy another coffee and attempt to get something done.

You can’t quieten down your mind and so you just rush through as many things as possible aware that you are making mistakes along the way. 

Lunchbreak, what is that? You eat at your desk so you can pick-up the kids on time from after school care. 

Kids, tick! Dinner, tick! Get ready to do it all again tomorrow, tick!

The day is done and you consider sitting down to relax but you know you need to get some sleep.

So you lie there. Tired but wired because of feeling so overwhelmed and exhausted. You begin worrying you won’t get everything done and as a result you stay awake for most of the night.

This never ending cycle continues day after day after day…

Honey, take a deep breath…

Inhale through the nose and exhale with a big sigh out your mouth. This blog post will give you some simple strategies and tools to help you create more calm in your busy morning routine and throughout your day.

Breathe baby breathe

During your busy routine, ground through your feet and place your hands on your belly, then as you breathe in let your belly expand, and as your breathe out let your belly come back in.  This breathing technique is simple and easy to do and you can carry it throughour your busy routine from morning to night.

Benefits

  • Reduces negative stress by lowering the stress hormone – cortisol
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Improves mental focus and concentration
  • Improves your mood by elevating the ‘feel good’ hormone

Put on some music

Music is known to be uplifting and can immediately take you out of a funk or a busy mindset because it relaxes you and just takes you out of your head. Just make sure you play some good uplifting music and nothing that will create anxiety or stress.

Benefits

  • Reduces negative stress by lowering the stress hormone – cortisol
  • Improves your mood by elevating the ‘feel good’ hormone

Meditate for Calmer Mind

Meditation is the best thing you can do to help calm the mind it has amazing benefits when practiced regularly.

Benefits

  • Reduced anxiety, tension and stress
  • Increased calm and pleasure
  • Enhanced immune function
  • Increased vitality and energy

Meditation changed my life

How to start a meditation practice

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. it’s a form of meditation and you can do this when you in the midst of your busy routine.  When you are washing the dishes, just be mindful and present with it or when you are washing your hair experience the internal and external experiences you are having with the process of washing your hair. Become more present in everything you do and you will pracitce mindfulness. This is a great practice to start doing even if it is when you are brushing your teeth as a first step and then gradually build until you start becoming more mindful and present throughout your day.

Mindfulness provides many benefits, including the ability to reduce stress, rise above self-limiting beliefs, improve focus, develop self-awareness, facilitate calmness, and handle difficult emotions such as frustration, resentment, boredom and anxiety.

 

All of these practices will not only help calm your mind and help you become grounded, but it will take the havoc out of that busy routine we go through everyday.

So, tell me in the comments below, if this blog post was useful and what you are most likely to start implementing from today.   Remember, to see the real benefits of any of these practices, you need to practice them consistently for at least 21-40 days.