Read on to learn about how to implement a 5 Minute Morning, how it might help you, and to listen to this episode of the Feel Good Effect podcast about starting your day refreshed, revived, and ready to thrive.
My 5-Minute Morning: The Secret to Starting Your Day Refreshed, Revived & Ready to Thrive
In this episode of the Feel Good Effect Podcast, I am going to share with you my 5 minute morning.
This is how I start everyday, and it’s the exact process that I share with my clients.
You’ll learn 5 steps to making this routine work in your life and the “why” behind it.
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Today I am going to share with you my 5 minute morning.
This is how I start everyday, and it’s the exact process that I share with my clients
In this episode, you’ll learn 5 steps to making this routine work in your life and the “why” behind it.
On the Real Food Whole Life Simplified Reset:
There is a new program kicking off on October 1st!
After so many requests, I finally created a program to help with real food + simplified meal planning.
This program includes: recipes, weekly meal planning, grocery lists, + support from me and a community from our exclusive facebook group membership.
There is also a bonus Simplified Reset 5 Minute Morning Journal, which includes prompts to help set up for success + daily journal pages.
The recipes included are brand new (not even on the blog), gluten-free, dairy-free, and incredibly simple.
On the 5 Minute Morning:
The 5 Minute Morning is about creating space to connect with yourself, refill your cup, and focus on what really matters.
It’s to help you start your day refreshed, revived, and ready for what’s next.
Here’s a simple truth: taking time out for self care is not about bubble baths or spa days.
It’s about carving out a few minutes to cultivate what matters most, tune in, take care, and set yourself up for success.
It’s about letting go of the guilt, getting into gentle, and creating space for wellness.
There have a been a couple times in my life where I really had to reset and focus on wellness.
I realized that there is more to wellness than working out and restricting my diet, because at the end of the day, I was still exhausted and felt depleted.
What I did was implement what is now my 5 Minute Morning.
It gave me space and time, first thing in the morning, to ground down, connect with myself, and focus on what was really going on.
Think about your day: many of us are rushing from thing to thing, with little space for stillness.
That was what I needed, stillness, so I made space for it.
Stillness allowed me the space to connect and reflecting on the choices I was making: “is this the life I want to build?”.
“Don’t build a castle that you don’t want to live in…
I realized that all of this striving, and pushing and obsessiveness about exercise and eating was maybe getting me results in how my body looked, but it wasn’t the castle I wanted to live in; it’s not the life I wanted to have”
For long term wellness, we need to make sure we are coming from a place of nurturing and sustainability.
This 5 Minute Morning is about creating a little time and space when you start your day to:
1 | Be still enough to connect with what’s going on.
2 | Refill your cup so you have something to give today.
My mornings as a mama are not calm (and I only have one kid..), plus, add in a long commute, and my started in this stress, automatic fight-or-flight loop.
During this time, I would find myself later in the day seeking comfort in sugars and caffeine.
What it comes down to is asking: how can we address how to start our day so there is less mess later on?
By creating that space in the morning, I got some perspective on what I was reaching for to solve the problems in the immediate, and how that was actually causing me more challenges throughout the day.
On the 5 Steps for the 5 Minute Morning:
This 5 Minute Morning is not about a quick fix.
This is about ditching the all-or-nothing mindset about self-care, and about letting go of the idea of having an extra hour.
5 minutes is realistic.
With that, you’re really able to give yourself a sustainable practice.
It’s not about adding time, it’s about having consistency.
1 | Know you’re why.
For a true reset, you need to be connecting with a sense of purpose.
That clarity is what will help you come back and reset if you feel yourself getting off track.
The Real Food Whole Life Simplified Reset includes guided reflection prompts for this step.
You can do this on your own too, think about:
Why do you want to start your day with a 5 minute morning?
Why is it important it carve out this time and space?
Why is it important to fill your cup?
My why’s: 1. being still enough to connect with what’s going on, 2. having sustained energy through the day, 3. so I can show up and do my best work.
2 | Feel, Focus on, and Let go.
This step is for locking in on your “why”.
For that day, think about:
How do I want to feel?
What do I want to focus on?
What do I want to let go?
Focus inward, making it about how you want to feel.
Over time, these questions will work their way into your daily life, too.
3 | Create a 5 Minute Morning Menu.
Create a menu to give yourself a jumping off point.
What do you want to do during these 5 minutes?
(Something as simple as focusing on breathing or sipping coffee in peace, or even something like meditation or journaling).
4 | Embracing the Real Food Whole Life Mindset: understanding where you’re stuck and how to fix it.
“Mindset matters when it comes to wellness”.
If you haven’t taken the Wellness Personality Quiz yet, head over to the blog to learn where you might get stuck and how to fix it.
Ways we get stuck:
i. Perfectionism in all or nothing thinking
ii. Comparison and inconsistency
iii. Guilt and overwhelm
How to get through it:
“Good enough is good enough and done is better than perfect”
ii. Focus on what works for you and stick with it.
iii. Self-care isn’t selfish. Take it one day at a time.
5 | Daily Journaling and Practice Making it Happen.
Use journaling as a way to see your consistency.
What to include: the date, what your ritual is, what you want to feel, focus on + let go of for the day.
It also helps to connect with a community (or even just one friend) so you know that there are other people doing it with you.
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