I am not always a willing or enthusiastic morning person.

My birth certificate and astrologer tell me I was born at the moment of sunrise, so maybe that explains it?

(There’s nothing like a cold hospital weight plate on just-born nerves to ruin mornings for you forever.)

My mother says that I loved mornings growing up. “You’d wake up like a gunshot!” She said with amazement.

Yes, I woke up like a gunshot. Because morning is here, that beast! I must RUN.

I like mornings a little more lately.

In fact, I’ve kind of grown to love them.

You wake up. You’re refreshed. Your head is clear. Maybe you had some good dreams.

I don’t even need coffee anymore because I have officially hacked the energy code, but ALSO because I intermittent fast, and I’ve never been a straight-black-coffee drinker.

(I will pour a solid third-of-a-cup of cream in my coffee, with stevia. I’m really just aiming for coffee flavored cream at that point. Not intermittent-fasting-friendly.)

So if you want better ways to charge up in the mornings without battling the alarm clock in a to-the-death duel, or drowning yourself in a vat of espresso, let me assist you.

Seven Instant-Energy Practices That Will Make You LOVE Mornings

  1. Wake up, drink 16 ounces of water. 
  2. Do three burpees. Jump up and down. Shake all over. Dance in place for five minutes. 
  3. Clear your energy spinners (aka chakras) and hum along with the sounds: http://bit.ly/3XNisxR
  4. Repeat after me: “I am strong. I can do anything. I GOT this. I got this DAY, this WEEK, this LIFE. I love myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you, life. I KISS the ground in gratitude. I kiss my hands in gratitude. I kiss the sky in gratitude. I love you God. I love you Life. Thank you, thank you, thank you.” 
  5. Place your hand on your heart and say to yourself: “I trust you, I trust you, I trust you.” FEEL that you trust yourself. Let that feeling permeate deep in your bones. 
  6. Step outside and let the sunlight bathe you for a solid five minutes. Sit or stand quietly. Say thank you, thank you, thank you silently as you sit. 
  7. Hug someone. 

Got it? Good! Now get out there and enjoy all that sunshine!