How To Start Your Morning Off Right

Radical self-care tip #1:  Use music to start your morning off right.

I’m not a morning person.

I’ve had to fake it for the past 8 years because I’m a single mom and my son pries my eyes open till I get out of bed.

I’ve adapted a nice little trick our body uses called a “coupled reaction” to make my mornings easier. When the body has to do something that requires a lot of effort, it couples it with a reaction the body loves to do naturally to make it easier.

Now I love music. I could be in the worst mood, hear a song I love and before I can help myself start grooving and forget about being upset.  So every few months,I come up with a “Good morning” playlist I can turn on the second it’s time for me to get out of bed.

I like to start out with slow jams and build up to dance grooves so I can lay in bed, then slowly make my way to the bathroom.  By the time I’m putting my clothes on, I’m singing and dancing.  I’m still not a morning person but my little routine makes it easier to get out of bed.

So here’s my coaching challenge for you: create your morning soundtrack.  Spend 5-10 minutes putting it together and try it out this week.  Okay?

Let me know in the comments what songs you’ll put on your playlist.

Have a great week!

Here’s my playlist:  Good morning