5 steps to starting your day with excellence

STEP 1: Get out of bed

  • Get in control of your day.
  • Pick a time and set your alarm the night before. When  your alarm goes off in the morning, you get up.
  • Say to yourself “5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF!”, and get up out of bed.
  • Getting up when your alarm goes off means you are starting your day with a controlled decision based on self-discipline.
  • Hitting the snooze button is a dream crusher!

STEP 2: Drink a glass of water

  • Rehydrate your body after a long night’ s sleep.
  • Have the glass of water ready next to your bed.
  • When you wake up, down the glass of water.

STEP 3: Make your bed

  • Making your bed in the morning is, once again, starting your day with a controlled decision and setting yourself up for success based on self-discipline.

REMEMBER: Discipline is the gateway to freedom.

STEP 4: Activate your body

  • Do 10 explosive movements to activate your body and put yourself into a state of readiness.
  • Sit on the corner of your bed and exhale deeply from your nose, pulling your arms down beside you, like an explosion of energy.

STEP 5: Start your day with gratitude

  • Gratitude is one of the best ways to connect to your higher self.
  • Dive deep into gratitude. The more specific your gratitude is, the more powerful it is.
  • When you see your child in the morning, tell them how grateful you are for them. Wake up being grateful for happiness and health and say thank you for the things that you already have.

It starts with YOU! Take ownership of modelling the behaviour that you want to see in your child. You can empower your child with their own alarm clock and from the age of 4 or 5 your child is able to wake themselves up and start a morning routine. It will be up to you to model this behaviour for your child. They need to look up to you and learn from you.

My challenge to you is to implement this routine for yourself and then set it up for your child. Do this together as a family and take charge of your morning.

Here are some printable worksheets you can use with your child to set up your morning routine!