As much as I love a good morning or evening routine, sometimes they feel exhausting and even limiting. Between checking off things like meditation, a green smoothie, dry brushing, time to read, etc. and everything else I generally fit into my a.m. routine, it almost feels like I’m never in the moment. All of those things do feel great to me, but my life generally feels very scheduled, albeit with mostly good things.
I was listening to the girls over on the That’s So Retrograde podcast a few months ago, and they were talking about flow. More specifically, flow in the morning. One of the hosts mentioned how she’s throwing out her morning routine and instead doing what feels good in each moment. Even if that’s picking up her phone to check Instagram first thing because she freaking loves it, or staying in bed a few minutes longer and laying—but not meditating.
While I don’t think I’ll be giving up every part of my routine, I am totally into the idea of stopping to be present. Does reading always sound good during breakfast? Or maybe a walk outdoors sounds better?
Challenge: Go with your flow
Basically, this week, I challenge you to open up the possibilities of your routine—even if you don’t have a ton of time or flexibility in the morning.
If you’re craving being outside at night, eat dinner on your porch or by a window. If it’s only 10 a.m. and you need a break from your computer, break. If you don’t feel like watching the news like you do most nights, keep it off. In the times that allow, follow your body and mind instead of going on routine auto-pilot. We already have enough commitments and things we have to do each day, so keep the moments that are up to you flexible.
I’m excited to see where my flow leads me this week! Touch base and let me know what you’re feeling—but only if you flow here, of course.