About 18mths ago I read the book The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and I have to say it had a huge impact on my life. I did his 30 day challenge back then and although I have adapted it a bit I still have my morning routine.
In the book Hal leads you through a SAVERS approach every morning.
I did this for the 30 days and although the first few days were a bit more difficult I generally had more energy, more clarity and focus.
Silence would generally be some form of meditation. This is where you allow your mind to be quiet for a short time, without the craziness of running through your to do list. First thing in the morning is good for this as you are still a little sleepy.
Affirmations are where you say something about yourself as if it is true now.
It generally starts as 'I am.....' followed by a way we want to be.
As an example - I am confident and kind.
Visualisation is where you visualise your life or work as you would like it to be. Imagining you are living it now. The more detail you can visualise the better and you may find this becomes clearer each time you do it. I like to play my favourite music whilst I am visualising.
Exercise gets your blood pumping, gets your body moving. At the time when I read the book I wasn't really able to do exercise so I would either walk or do a bit of Qi Gong which I really enjoyed.
Reading is a great way to inspire you and pick you up, I absolutely adore reading!! I have always been a big reader and love learning new things.
Scribe is journaling, again this is something I've done for a few years now and I find it absolutely essential for me. It was my form of expressing how I felt about things, my space to rant at the time. Journaling for me now is mainly pondering thoughts, which is still useful and journaling will develop and change over time. Sometimes I go back to the ranting :) it is totally ok to journal in which ever way you need at the time.
The routine involves each of these steps and each one is essential and has a purpose. This routine sets you up for the day ahead and getting it all done in the morning means you are able to get on with your day ahead. A change I have made is adding writing my to do list for the day and what I love and appreciate in my life, as I feel this helps me immensely, and I don't do the affirmations at the moment ether. But the great thing is although Hal guides you through his version you really can make it your own. And I'll be honest I don't get up as early as I did during the challenge, but I still have a routine and it really does work. It will help you feel better, more energised and clear as well as help you manifest your ideal life.
Check out the book if you haven't already, you will not regret it!