“Remember even if you have young children, there is always an opportunity to make some space or to allow them to see you doing the things you need to do, and make it a non-negotiable.”
Self-care is not selfish – it’s essential, and if you want to love yourself up you must make your self-care a priority. It’s a no-brainer.
The best time of the day to ensure you can do your self-care rituals is in the morning, and regardless of how busy you are, this is usually where you have more control over time than any other time of the day. You might have to get up slightly earlier to achieve a better self-care routine but it is well and truly worth it. The ripple effect is palpable.
In this week’s self-love quicky I share with you ten of my most favourite morning self-care rituals I love to embrace. I may not do all of them every day but they are most definitely a big part of my morning routine, even when my kids were young. I hope you get to try something new or step up your commitment to self-care. Now, more than ever we need to be committed to our health and appreciate how important it is to be fit and strong, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Top 10 things to do before 10am
Great if busy mind
Good for aging
Lowers blood pressure
Decreases tension & anxiety
Increases serotonin – elevates mood
Improves immune system
Balanced sharp mind
Personal transformation and harmony
2. Be Grateful
Seems cliché but the most important thing to do
Be grateful for what you have not what you don’t have.
Opens the door to more inspiring relationships
Improves physical and mental health – more likely to care when grateful!
Gratitude reduces and eliminates negative and toxic emotions
Enhances empathy and reduces aggression
Sleep better – Say 5 things you are grateful for before sleep too!
Improves self-esteem and acknowledges others (stops jealousy, envy and inadequacy)
Fosters resilience – there’s always something or someone worse.
3. Oil Pulling
Whitens and cleans teeth
Prevents bad breath
Regulates hormone balance
Add 2 drops of peppermint or spearmint to enhance the experience.
4. Drink Lemon Water (or Apple Cider Vinegar)
Stimulates the liver
Boosts immune system
Cleanses your digestive system
Clears the skin
Hydrates the body
Helps to lose weight
Drink with a straw to protect the enamel on your teeth.
5. WOD (Workout of the Day)
Workout of the Day
2mins to 20mins – go to the gym, a walk, cycle, swim, run.
Move your body and embrace it.
Be grateful you have a body that moves.
6. Aromatic Loofah or Body Brush
Seriously good for the heart, mind, body, skin and soul
Makes you happier
Increases feel-good hormones – endorphins
7. Body Boost
3 drops of your favourite essential oils into 5ml of carrier oil plus 5 sprays of Magnesium Health Spray
Massage all over from toes to head giving thanks for your remarkable body.
Set yourself up for a great day!
All over body treatment.
Here is a link to see Kim demonstrating how to do a Body Boost – https://twenty8.com/body-boost/
8. Eat That Frog
Mark Twain said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog you can go through the day knowing the worst has been done, rest of the day a breeze!
If overwhelmed by tasks of all sizes this book gives 21 effective methods to conquer procrastination!
Do the jobs you least love first!
9. Keep It Clean
Tidy as you go
One room or job a day
Be efficient with your time
Clean environment, clean heart, mind and soul.
10. Eat Good Food
Most important thing to fuel your body
Simple but full of good fats, loads of green veges, fermented foods and quality proteins
Great for a healthy brain and internal organs
Balanced hormones and moods
No labels – JERF
Bonus – 11. Put on the Diffuser
Helps to create a positive mood for the day.
Brings nature indoors
Cleanses and purifies the air
Try to take on at least 2 or 3 of these rituals and make your mornings special.
SELF LOVE PODCAST SHOW LINKS
Twenty8 Essentials – https://twenty8.com/
Discount Code for SLP Listeners – selflovepodcast
The Art Of Self Love – https://twenty8.com/product/the-art-of-self-love/
Self-Love & Wellness Mentoring Program – https://www.kimmorrisontraining.com/
Essential Oils 101 Program – https://www.kimmorrisontraining.com/essential-oil-101
Kim Morrison Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimmorrison28/