Mornings can be tough — rushed, stressful, groggy. And they set the tone for your days. So we offer up some smart strategies for reclaiming them. We explain why your first waking moments are so influential, and offer a fleet of suggestions to help you start each day on your own empowered terms.

“Morning” Episode Highlights

  • The value of creating a morning practice in a way that develops self-efficacy and gets your day off to a positive start (3:00)
  • How exposing yourself to your smartphone (or any mass media) first thing in the morning stresses you out, makes you vulnerable to unhealthy impulses, and robs you of your best ideas (5:25)
  • Pilar’s low-key morning routine, and the value of rightsizing your daily commitment (9:05)
  • How Dallas uses a conscious coffee-making ritual to build some reflective centering time into his days (10:45)
  • The importance of savoring and noticing your practice experience — vs. “just doing it.” (12:00)
  • How taking control of your morning sets up a successful day (19:10)
  • Think you are too busy for a morning practice? (23:23)
  • Dealing with barriers to establishing your morning ritual (26:15)
  • Good reasons to make your bed every morning (29:50)
  • Dallas’s morning routine (33:40)
  • Feeling resistance, and doing it anyway — plus, the value of noticing how you are NOT doing it (37:00)
  • Claiming “you time” as a form of self-respect and self-preservation (38:45)
  • The art of moving purposefully into a restful state (39:50)
  • Permission to do it your way (44:30)
  • This week’s experiments (47:20)

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