Wake Up and Be Amazing
Wake Up and Be Amazing
If you want to shed those limiting beliefs and controlling ways, you need to make
some changes. It starts with changing your morning routine. If you want to be
someone different, you need to do something different. You need to act in ways
that are more reflective of what you want to experience rather than living out
emotions of your past.
Don't Stay on Auto-Pilot
Most of the time, we're on auto pilot, we wake up and get out of the same side of
the bed and within 5 minutes of waking we reach for our cell phone and start
scrolling social media, then we have a coffee to further stimulate with caffeine.
We're on a distracted subconscious routine living in a high paced, over stimulated
and addictive society.
When we do things out of habit, such as reach for our cell or a cup of java, it's
because our body is a chemical system — and when our body releases these
chemicals (or hormones) this produces emotions. Emotions are tied to memories
which feel familiar, so doing things out of habit means our body has taken over
our mind. It's seeking the dopamine chemicals that it has become habituated to.
Our physical body quite literally is our subconscious mind. And our subconscious
mind makes up around 95% of our behavior.
We Must Live With Intention
It doesn't have to be this way. We can make the decision to change our pattern.
To enforce our new decisions for new patterns, we must live with intention.
This all starts with having a morning routine. If you want to wake up and feel
amazing, you must create a morning ritual that you follow with intention...
- Have a set time to get up every morning and don’t sleep in late. Avoid the
bad habit of staying up late watching Netflix. I know it’s so easy to binge
watch a series because that darn count down timer at the end of an episode
doesn’t even give you enough time to find the remote before a new one
starts! But be firm with yourself and have a set bedtime…. Ok back to the
a.m. where it all begins.
- Upon waking, super-hydrate by drinking water! That's right, before you
do anything else, reach for a full 8 oz glass of water and down it. Water is
essential for a fully functioning brain and wakes you up quickly. You'll be
very alert and ready for your day. Water also keeps your joints strong,
healthy and lubricated. It helps with weight loss since water suppresses
your appetite, so you don't eat as much. Drinking plenty of water also
prevents fluid retention, because your body won't try to retain water if it's
getting enough. And of course drinking plenty of water keeps our skin
hydrated which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving us
our youthful appearance.
- Next, spend some time in meditation or prayer and you'll get flashes of
insight that allow you to make better decisions. You want to imagine your
ideal future and then generate the emotions you will experience in that
future. You also want to generate and fully experience gratitude for future
events before they happen in order to trigger your brain and body to
anticipate these future events. You attract what you are. The ability to
generate epiphanies is something you can absolutely master in your life.
Your goal is to begin connecting with the highest and best version of
yourself that you can presently imagine. See, you're starting to create
momentum and you've already done a couple things from choice and
intention. I personally don’t even get out of my warm bed, I just prop up and
start my meditation.
(I’ll give you total detail about my meditation in a future blog post)
- Immediately after meditating, pull out your journal.
I can hear you groaning right now. Have you every journaled? Or maybeHand-writing your morning journal with a pen and notebook is beneficial to
you do it religiously. Does this bring to mind a picture of your little locked
diary as a teen? Well, it's no longer like that and it's very popular. It's not
just about writing your secrets, it's about writing down your stresses and it's
proven to be good for your health! Yup, that's right!
the brain. It activates your brain in different ways from typing. A couple of
the benefits include improved immunity and reducing stress. Doing this
following meditation has huge benefits to a happy, positive mood.
Do something new every single day! Our brain loves making new
connections and expanding. It's essential to growth and success in life. In
order to make new connections, we need to do things that are new, every
single day. So, within our routine, lets do different things. This is the perfect
place to insert our morning skin care regime. We can change it up every
day or use a different technique, such as during cleansing, we can cleanse
with a cloth one day, and the next day use a mechanical silicone cleansing
brush. One day use our dominant hand (maybe our right) and the next day
use our left. Below is a guideline you can follow. Feel free to change it up.
Add some steps or take some away, and switch up your products.
Morning Skin Care Regime
- Cleanse: Cleanser coming soon!
- Exfoliate: Using our *My Serenity* Sunflower Scrub. Once you use it, you'll know why it's a top seller!
- Tone: Mist with one of our 3 mists - *Love My Mystical*: Natural Rose Mist / Reviving Eucalyptus Mist / Soothing Lavender Mist
- Eye cream: *Always Joyful* Anti-Aging Eye Cream Apply gently on the orbital bone with your ring finger and in the direction your brows grow forming a complete circle.
- Day Cream:*Always Peaceful* Anti-Aging Day Cream or for a lighter cream, use *My Manifesting* Moisturizer Cream
- SPF and Primer: *I'm Precious* HD Primer or My Water Based *Power* Primer Use for a velvety smooth airbrushed look, before make-up or on it's own! (day-time products with SPF coming in the future)
Exercise! After your skin care regime go for a walk, take a yoga class,
stretch or lift some weights. It really doesn't matter, just start moving...Be
courageous. Courage is the starting point for all evolution and growth. It
takes real courage to embrace uncertainties, so if you want to try
something new, I highly recommend it. Confront your fear for 20 seconds
every single day and before you know it you'll be on the other side.
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~Jack Canfield
Make sure you enjoy your morning, everything you do and every step
you take. Try not to worry about the little things. Embrace who you are
and who you're becoming. Be proud to be you.
Let me know if you try this routine, or even one part of it. One step at a
time makes a huge difference. I'd love to hear if I've inspired you.