Have you ever heard the phrase “you own the morning, you own the day”
I don’t remember where I first heard it but recently podcast host of “Purpose in the Youth” Bobby Hobert has been reminding me with this phrase how important it is to set yourself up for success each day.
I find it especially important to follow a routine on Monday mornings to put myself in the groove for a good week. In total, this takes me only about 30 minutes each morning but makes such a big difference in how my week goes.
Music: I first start with setting the tone. Music gets me moving. Depending on my mood, I’ll pick something classical, jazzy or full-on top 40s guilty pleasure pop. Whatever gets me out of bed and moving around. Sometimes I like classical for a slow start and other days I am jumping out of bed to Ariana Grande… I have no in-between
Essential Oils: It’s no secret, I love my oils. I use them to support so many areas of my life, but especially in the morning. Picking out my oils for the day and getting the diffuser going is one of my favorite parts of my morning. I love switching up my oil combinations, energizing, motivating, cleansing. It’s fun to have a little apothecary moment in the morning making new blends with intention, to help me tackle the day. One of my favorite Monday morning blends is what I call the “boss babe” blend. It’s 2 drops of orange, 2 drops of rosemary and 2 drops of grapefruit
Writing: Once I’ve set myself up with the right soundtrack and essential oils, I sit down to write. I started doing morning pages consistently earlier this year and now, even if I don’t write every day, I always make sure I write on Monday mornings. It’s how I clear my head for a fresh week and start in the right mindset. I usually write a minimum of 3 pages but there is no requirement.
Plan: My passion planner is so helpful keeping me organized! I love how it focuses on professional and personal goals. The way I stay organized is 100% thanks to my planner! After writing, I begin to focus on the day, what I have scheduled, what I need to accomplish and prioritize my tasks. Once I do this, I feel accomplished, organized and prepared to begin my week!
Four simple steps make all the difference.
How do you set yourself up for a good week?