Looking for a morning routine for high-vibe entrepreneurs who work at peak performance? Well, only you can create that for yourself — but here are a few ideas.
Operating in your peak state is no accident. Quite the contrary — it requires steady, conscious and daily action. But it is possible! And you don’t have to get up at 4:30 a.m. or do 90 minutes of HIIT training to get there … unless you want to, of course! So let’s dive into morning routines, and more importantly, how they can set you up for success on a daily basis.
My Morning Routine For Clarity + Breakthrough
A morning routine that sets you up for peak success and high-vibe living, each and every day, is going to be as intensely personal as your relationships, passions and victories. It’s got to work for you at the end of the day.
So I wouldn’t recommend taking this verbatim and rearranging your life to match someone else’s routine. I wanted to share my routine as a means of inspiration. Take the parts you like, and leave the parts that may not serve your goals or lifestyle. The rest is up to you!
1. Do Nothing.
First thing in the morning, I intentionally do nothing. Yep, you heard me right. As I reach over to turn off my alarm, I intentionally prepare myself to do nothing for about 15 minutes as I lie in bed.
I allow myself to simply wake up, checking in with how I’m thinking and feeling. What messages am I getting from my body? What’s already on my mind? How’s my natural emotional state — before anyone alters it?
By allowing myself to just be, I’m giving myself some self-care first thing in the morning, while also setting the tone for a thoughtful day ahead … instead of a busy “hair on fire” kind of productive energy.
2. Drink Water.
I also drink at least 8 ounces of water before I even get out of bed. I’ve always done this, and I’ve found that it signals to my body that I’m starting the process of moving into my peak state for the day.
I don’t even stop to think about it anymore. I just reach for the water and get my body thinking about a new day.
3. Read & Write.
In the meantime, I do a little reflective reading and/or writing. This is different each morning, depending on what I need that day. Some mornings I might be into a great book and relish those minutes with the pages in my hand. Other days, I wake up with an idea in my head and start filling up my own pages.
Still other mornings, I might wake up feeling funky, like there’s something I just can’t put my finger on quite yet. On a morning like that, I might use this time to journal and get to the bottom of what I’m feeling.
4. State Your Intentions.
Whether I begin my morning with reading, writing or both, I always try to write down my intentions for the day. My intentions might include: Perform two random acts of kindness; Call a peer to congratulate them on an anniversary; Send flowers to a friend who’s going through something difficult; Be mindful and present; etc.
I try to allow myself to be guided by what and who comes into my head. If someone specific comes to mind, I’ll usually work them into my daily intentions. And the same goes with specific tasks or feelings. If I’m feeling like I’m being pulled in six directions one day, I might set an intention to give myself some dedicated time for reflection and solitude.
The key is to listen to your intuition and follow where it leads.
5. Build An Intentional Day.
In addition to my intentions, I also try to think about my ultimate goal or vision at that point in time.
I might, for example, be working on a big launch and need uninterrupted time to work on content. If that’s the case, I don’t simply acknowledge that with a hope and a wish. I sit down, look at my calendar, and schedule in specific chunks of “enriched time” when I can focus on a task wholeheartedly.
That doesn’t mean I’m going to close my office door and start writing. It means I’m going to let my team know I can’t be interrupted, set up my space to invite in some creativity, and maybe even create a peaceful mood with music and some meditation. I intentionally create blocks of “enriched time” in my calendar for the day, so I can move closer toward my ultimate goal with purpose instead of frenzy. And that helps me stay fully present even during a crazy day.