Sunday Pep Talk : The Morning Routine

Happy Monday! Here’s a recap from before when I attended a weekend of learning –

I’m returning from a big weekend of learning in beautiful La Jolla, CA. There, I was with other top fitness studio owners. 

We gather quarterly to go over what is working in our studios, how to deliver results faster and how to help our clients stay motivated. 

This weekend was particularly special because some of my closest friends were with me and I took away phenomenal ideas for coming accountability programs, internal challenges and more. I know the team is excited to hear all about it and we can’t wait to bring this stuff to YOU! 

All that aside, one of the things we talked a lot about this weekend is how to set ourselves up to meet and exceed our personal and professional goals (health and fitness included).

A critical component of success is discipline and in particular discipline FIRST thing in the morning. 

I’m curious for clients and readers,

Do you have a morning routine? 

Do you wake up, kick butt and therefore dominate your day? 

Do you find that before you know it, your morning has gotten away from you because of the demands of others? 

Do you take care of yourself, first thing in the a.m?

I’d love to hear from you, either by email or in the client Facebook groups. 

One of my mentors explained that the way we respond to the alarm clock sets the tone for the rest of the day. 

He said that if we hit snooze it is the first act of the day and that it is one of laziness. It is a signal to subconscious that we don’t care about the day and that instead of taking action and getting to it we are letting laziness win. 

What do you think? Do you agree? 

Another mentor said that the simple act of waking up on the first alarm, getting up and making the bed are two disciplined actions that we can take that show ourselves and our goals both honor and respect. 

I have found this to be true for me personally. 

The other thing I have taught myself to do most recently, and admittedly this is harder for me, is to STAY out of emails, texts, Facebook etc for at least the first 2-3 hours per day. 

This means I put my health first. 

I get in my own workouts, meditation or prayer and I look after my body and mind before I show up to take care of others. 

Because let’s be honest, if we don’t prioritize our own health (mental, physical and spiritual) we don’t have the energy to give to others. 

So with those things to ponder, I’m wondering if you’ll join me in completing a 2 week challenge: 

1-no snooze button

2-put your health first in the a.m. (either with a workout, journaling, 5 minutes of meditation or prayer or some other thing that speaks to you)

3-leave social media, emails or other things that might bring stress until later in the day. 

I would say the first two are critical for this 2 week challenge and the 3rd will facilitate the first two. 

What do you say? 

Are you in? 

Will you join me in 2 weeks of taking care of yourself? 

Committed to your success, 

Megan K and the team

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