The 3 E’s for an effective morning self-care routine that sets you up to win.

Do you ever feel like you’ve failed your morning routine? Or you just can’t stick to the routines or plans you have set yourself.

There are a few reasons why this may be the case.

You have too much going on-  

Your expectations are too high. It can be so easy to put high expectations on yourself when you are starting something new. However, these expectations can sometimes set you up for failure. You need to make sure your routine is simple and doable. If you have not been able to stick to a routine before, you do not want to overload yourself with lots of things that may be irrelevant. Simple and sweet helps with consistency.

You are not giving yourself enough time-

You need to be realistic here. With the activities you have selected how much time do you need to get something out of it? Don’t give yourself less time than you need.  Do not feel that just because you have a routine you need to do it all at once. Another way you could do this is by selecting an amount of time you can allocate to the activities and the break down the amount of time your spend on them to fit in that time; this makes it more realistic and doable.

You are not focused on what you need-

One of the best ways to focus is to prioritise. Figure out what is important for you to be doing and create time for it. Make sure you are doing activities that met your needs. Once you have mastered that then you can work your way up.

So, what are the ingredients for an awesome routine?

Self-care is all about making simplicity so you can be consistent and show up for yourself.

Your routine or plan should consist activities that

Energise you– This would involve you doing things that boosts your energy and shifts your mood.

Educate you– This can be things such as audio books, physical books, courses, journaling or reflection.

Embrace you- These would be anything that expresses appreciation, boosts your confidence and esteem, or helps you to learn more about yourself.

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