What does your morning routine look like? And trust me, it’s okay if your answer is, “I don’t have one.”
It took a long time for me to create one, and I still let it ebb and flow. But one piece I’ve kept consistent is my gratitude journal.
It’s called “The Five Minute Journal” and I’ve been using it consistently for about a year or so. It’s quick and to the point, hence the name.
This morning I was writing three things I was grateful for in my journal.
1. Sadie (our dog) making me laugh while she galloped in the snow
2. My healthy body and mind
3. Slow mornings and the permission I give myself to have flexibility
Number three is the kicker. I’m always grateful for slow mornings – that’s the biggest piece of my routine I’ve worked to create – the pace. But I often forget to appreciate how I gave myself permission to allow this.
I gave myself permission to create my days this way, and therefore gave myself permission to create my life this way.
No one walked up to me and said, “Hey Katie, you can go ahead and change up your routine and provide yourself some more peace and less chaos.”
I did that. I told myself, “you can do this, go ahead.”
I gave myself permission to slow down.
I gave myself permission to change my routine.
I gave myself permission to do what I wanted simply because I wanted to!
No shame. No judgement. Just joy.
So let me ask you, what will you give yourself permission to do next?