The Morning Routine of a 6-Figure Mompreneur
Hey there, I'm Michelle Knight
Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I'm a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. I created my own business just after having my first baby and while working a 9 to 5.
Within on year I left my 9 to 5 and created a 6-figure business. Now I spend my days as a Branding and Business coach for female entrepreneurs, raise my little boy and travel the world with my little family of 3.
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the morning routine of a 6-figure mompreneur
July 11, 2018
We hear time and time again how important morning routines are for our well being, but how often do you think of a morning routine as a benefit to your business?
I've got to be honest with you lady they go hand in hand, and through my journey from working 9 to 5 working mom to 6-figure business owner, I've learned a thing or two about morning routines.
So even though right now you might be a little pissed at me for pushing a morning routine on you, I'm telling you by the end of this post you're going to feel super inspired.
Now, before I jump into the morning routine that has allowed me to be the best mother, wife, woman and business owner (yes, seriously) I want to share one of the most important pieces of a morning routine.
Are you ready?
IT'S ABOUT YOU.
That means that you have to do what works best for you and your schedule.
Man, I wish I had known this early on because I struggled for almost a year trying to make someone else's routine work for me and spoiler alert it didn't work.
It's been through my own trial and error that I've developed the routine I'm sharing with you below, so my intention is you will take what you need from this schedule and modify it to fit your life.
Let's dive into the 6 things I do every single morning.
MY MORNING ROUTINE
1) DAILY WRITING
This is a new practice I've adopted and I'm obsessed. Every morning I begin by free writing 3 pages. It's called Morning Pages, from the book The Artists Way, and it's really changed my mindset and creativity as I head into a new day. I find I'm more creative in the morning (who knew?) and this allows me to explore that creativity first thing in the morning.
This practice has allowed me to get all my thoughts and ideas out on paper before diving into the logistical to-do list of my day.
2) ENERGIZE MY BODY
First things first after hopping out of bed upon completing my morning pages is to brush my teeth. I recently read an article that said yogi's brush their teeth first thing in the morning to clear mucus and get the body ready so naturally, I added it to my routine. It's been awesome for giving me that morning boost I need to feel more awake.
Finally, I guzzle a glass of cold water, always served in a mason jar naturally, to get my digestive system ready to rock and roll.
3) GET CAL ADJUSTED
If you're new here, Cal is my toddler, and he has his very own morning routine so momma can show up for hers. In order to move into steps 4-6 I grab Cal's breakfast, get him situated in his blue chair and turn on his favorite cartoons (this kid is seriously loving Word Party on Netflix these days).
Making sure Cal is in on my morning routine magic allows him to understand the importance. I've found this results in fewer interruptions and distractions, allowing my morning routine to be about ME (no shame in that).
4) MOVE MY BODY
Now, it's really time to get this party started and I love to kick off my morning with movement for my body and quiet for my mind. I typically aim for 15 to 45 minutes of exercise daily from Toneitup.com (seriously love them). My personal favorite if I'm needing something that not only energizes me but also makes me feel more aligned is yoga.
5) LOOK INWARD - MORNING MEDITATION
Now, meditation has always been a struggle for me and it took me a long time to begin to look at it differently. I love to use this time to check in with myself - sometimes that's a simple breathing exercise, a guided meditation from Gabby Bernstein or a Kundalini meditation. At the bare minimum I turn on music and ask myself "What do I need to hear today?" Then I sit and reflect on that statement until I feel clear. I've found that when I'm more flexible with myself here and make the focus on inward reflection I have the very best results.
6) MORNING SMOOTHIE
I'm a smoothie junkie and a creature of habit. Every morning I love to drink a super refreshing, energizing and healthy smoothy. I'm seriously loving my Morning Matcha Smoothie right now and wanted to share the recipe with you below:
1.5 cup Flax Milk with added protein
1 packet Trader Joes Match Tea
1 frozen banana
1 cube frozen spinach (you could also use a handful of fresh spinach)
5 drops of Stevia
So freaking simple, yet always makes me feel absolutely amazing (yes, I also drink this out of a mason jar as well - it's kinda my thing).
And that's it!
Ok, wait I lied, there is one more practice that allows for all of this to work.
I LOCK MY PHONE!
My favorite app of 2018 is definitely QualityTime, an app for your phone that allows you to lock your device. It's allowed me to remain super focused on my morning routine and remove distractions that might pull me into my work first thing in the morning. With this app, I aim to lock my phone anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours every single morning.
If you're interested in learning 3 tips to help you create your own routine, watch my recent IGTV video all about morning routines ↠ https://www.instagram.com/tv/BlHfwRQBD04/
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Until next time!