Hey Lori, great article :) I get so bloody sick of the same ‘wake up early’ morning advice. It’s refreshing to get to the crux of what makes a good morning.

I agree that it’s about being deliberate so we can start the day with the ‘best version’ of ourselves. That’s beautiful :) Great list of ideas too.

With a child who can wake up at 2.30am or any other ungodly hour, I sometimes find it a bit tiring to keep up a 5am run, even though that’s what I love doing.

I found it can be more stressful and exhausting to keep an early morning routine if I don’t stay flexible and listen to my body.

Instead, like you, I’ve found it helpful to be mindful. To not look at social media as soon as I wake up. Instead I’ll meditate while my daughter is groaning in her room about waking up.

And I’ll go for a 10 minute run rather than a 30 minute run with a quick meditation afterward.

I journal as soon as I hit my computer after 9am drop offs.

And honestly, morning can get slightly crazy with a school kid, so I find it worthwhile having a good night routine. I’ll plan my day the night before, and my week at the start of the week — and keep it in front of me all day.

Lori thank you for reminding us that morning is a gift — and we are worth gifting :) Cheers, have a fab day! xx

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