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