When creating a more stress-free life, implementing routine is key to getting there. The hustle of the day can generate lack of control and emotional distress that can affect everyone around us. Creating a morning routine can put us in a calm mental state and act as a springboard for a good, productive day.

Creating and maintaining a morning routine can prove to be a challenge for some.

And some days may not allow for the perfect beginning. That’s ok. Don’t beat yourself up. Do what you can on those days but make it a priority to get back on track the next day.

The 3 M’s for All-Day Mental Wellness

  • Meditation: Upon rising, sit comfortably with your legs crossed. Focus on inhaling and exhaling slowly. Get in tune with your body and sensations happening in the moment. Leave the rest of the day for later. Read more on meditation here.
  • Movement: Do some gentle movements. Yoga is an excellent way to ease slowly into the day and get the blood moving through the body. Go for a walk and be inspired by the life of nature. Read more on yoga here.
  • Motivation: Recite affirmations, write in a journal or read a few pages of an uplifting book. You could even This will help set the stage for a calm mental state and encourage you to think positively.

If you have an hour each morning to practice the 3 M’s, great! If you only have 5-10 minutes, that’s great too. Just make time to prepare yourself mentally for what’s to come. You’ll be happy you did.

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