In the grand scheme of things, your morning routine might not seem that important. The process of waking up, cleaning up, getting dressed, eating, and traveling to work, when compared with the hours you spend actually working, is pretty insignificant.
Try taking ten seconds when your alarm goes off to pause and think about the truly important things you'd like to focus on or accomplish when you get up. Ten seconds in the morning can make the rest of the 86,400 seconds in the day a lot better.
Do your mornings suck? If mornings at your house resemble Filene's Running of the Brides or Black Friday morning, then it's time to get a handle on it. The best news is that you can. No matter how crazy our mornings, we can all instill a little sanity -- and create a positive feedback loop for the entire day.
It's a lifestyle preference, many believe, but science says otherwise. Whether or not you can become a morning person has little to do with choice and a lot to do with your DNA, or more specifically, your chronotype.
I think it's important to stay connected to our kids and reassure them that they are still loved no matter what. It is especially effective in the heat of the moment. Who wouldn't want that extra reassurance after so much tension? Leaving things as they were could have been a black cloud over all of our days.
Here are the four things that have changed the father my kids interact with when they wake up in the mornings. I wish I could say it only impacts me. But I'd be lying. In a short period of time, our entire family dynamic has changed.
Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.
Imagine if your mornings were quiet, relaxed and thoughtful. Imagine starting your day feeling focused, energized, ready, and with a clear idea of what you want to accomplish.