How to Make Your Morning Better in just One Step

What would make your morning better? Let’s start with creating a winning mindset.

In my early adulthood, I became seriously interested in my health and fitness, and I wanted to know how to lose weight and get into good shape.

So instead of just doing what most people do – go to the gym without much guidance on what to do or why – I researched the most effective way to lose weight.

Of course, there were lots of different exercise regimes and funky classes all proclaiming to be THE best option, but one particular idea stood out for me:

“YOU BURN MORE CALORIES IN THE 23 HOURS THAT YOU’RE NOT AT THE GYM THAN IN THE 1 HOUR THAT YOU ARE.”

Therefore the question becomes, how do you optimize calorie burning during those 23 hours?

Well, through muscle growth.

You see, muscle burns more calories than fat does, therefore to optimize calorie burn during those 23 hours, it’s best to spend the 1 hour in the gym building muscle.

This is a perfect analogy for how to optimize your life and get better results during your day.

By using 1 hour in the morning to ‘workout’ your mindset, you will optimize your performance through the day.

What do I mean by ‘workout’ your mindset?

Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.

Take the time to consciously choose what you focus on and think about and reaffirm empowering beliefs that are going to lead you to the results you want to create.

For the last six months, I’ve been spending the first hour of my day working on the muscle of my mind. I’ve been training it to think a certain way so that for the following 23 hours of the day, I perform A LOT better.

During this morning mindset workout time I:

  • write a list of everything I am grateful for
  • read all my client testimonials and the results I’ve helped people create (to encourage self-belief)
  • read and embody my declarations about WHO I am (like doing affirmations, but better)
  • notice where I am judging either myself and others and foster forgiveness
  • practice loving-kindness meditation

The results have been astonishing – I signed many more new clients than usual, and I’ve created new habits and ways of being. Not only that, I’ve had several of my clients incorporate something similar into their morning routine, and they all have said the same as me: “I can notice the difference in me on the days that I don’t do my morning mindset workout. I’m just not at my best”. 

For example, one of the things I wanted to change was a bad habit of multi-tasking and getting distracted. Sometimes I would be doing three things at once, and this just wasn’t healthy or productive for me. So, during my daily mindset workout, I created the declaration “I am a single-tasker.” Each morning I spent a few moments affirming and reminding myself that this is who I am.

And guess what, whenever I find myself about to reach to do something when I’m already in the middle of something else, my declaration pops up in mind “I am a single-tasker.” And so then I have a CHOICE, whereas before, multitasking was just an automatic response. Do I allow myself to get distracted or do I wait? Nine times out of 10 I wait because that’s just who I am now. Thanks to my morning mindset workout.
It’s taken time, but with daily and consistent action, you CAN create who you want to be.

How you are throughout the day, and ultimately the results you create in your life, are all determined by the way you think, what you believe, and what you perceive.

By working on ‘ourselves’ in a practical way, we can create extraordinary results.

Many of us will pay money to join a gym so that we can work out and shape our bodies, isn’t it about time you ‘worked out’ your mindset to create a life you love living to the fullest?

photo source | pexels + giphy 

Aimee Teesdale
Aimee C. Teesdale is a transformational life and mindset coach and digital nomad. Aimee helps entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives to become confident, spend more time doing what they love and achieve their impossible goals. She has spent over ten years studying psychology and personal development and has helped many clients to transform their lives as well as successfully transforming her own. Find out more at www.aimeecteesdale.com or follow her on Facebook or Instagram  
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