Ever heard of the 20/20/20 rule? It’s 20 minutes of exercise, 20 minutes of reflection, and 20 minutes of learning.
Before this, start every morning expressing your gratitude for waking up today. Remember that not everyone got the same chance as you. Keep a separate Gratitude Journal next to your nightstand and write down 3-5 things today that you are grateful for. This will magnify your energies and send a wave of abundance to the rest of the world. Already, you are creating magic as you are awakening!
First thing’s first, drink a tall glass of water. Rehydrating your body is the ultimate nourishment and helps with having a fully functional day. It is proven that drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning is more effective than drinking a cup of coffee.
The first 20 minutes of your day is going to be dedicated to get those endorphins flowing. I like to do yoga or go for a swim. Even if you can’t do a full 20 minutes, 5 minutes of yoga and 5 minutes of meditation will do your mind and body wonders. (No excuses! Everyone can afford at least 5-10 minutes to themselves). When that alarm goes off, just put your feet on the floor. The hardest part of waking up is actually getting up, but once you’re up, the rest will take care of itself. (Take it from a #Vampanda. I stay up all night and sleep all day until traffic is over if possible).
For the next 20 minutes, write down your intentions for the day/week. Wether physically writing it down with pen and paper or making a memo in your phone, just write. This is great practice for you to get in tune with yourself and into the groove of things.
The last 20 minutes is my favorite: learning! While eating a hearty breakfast (if you don’t have time for a big breakfast, grab an apple or a banana, or drink a breakfast smoothie! Breakfast is the truly the most important meal of the day so don’t skip it.) As for the learning part, watch some motivational Ted Talks, read a book, an article, ANYTHING besides watching SnapChat and accidentally wasting away 2 hours of your life without even knowing it. #Oops.
Whether you opt for watching motivational videos or reading, make sure you write down what you learned & how you can start implementing the techniques that were taught. Thoughts without any action tend to not get anywhere. By writing down how you’re inspired, you’ve already started to get the magical ball rolling and by the afternoon, you are ready to take on any challenge!
So who’s willing to join this #320Club with me? (It’s originally called the #5AMClub, but that’s for another post). Comment below by saying “(Your name + for + #320Club!). Tell me what part of the morning is the most challenging and how you could overcome it or if you’re a morning person, share some tips with the rest of us! For us non-morning people, I recommend drinking Neuro Sleep the night before. It has melatonin, magnesium, and tons of minerals that replenish our bodies while we’re sleeping so we wake up feeling energized, rejuvenated, and alert instead of groggy and wanting to kill the world.
Okay, now that you’ve had the most awesome 1 hour of your life this morning, let’s make this rest of this day/week our little B***** (Bestie, duh.)
With tons of motivation,
❤ Rice God