It’s not some weird sickness or a disorder, I promise. Although if you don’t have one you could experience symptoms of dis-ease in your body. Have you guessed what my MMT is? Here are a few more clues; it involves moving my body and it makes me feel loved, centred and calm. Oh, and your favourite movie actor that you follow on Instagram probably has one too!
Okay, here it is, MMT stands for Morning Me Time! I know, I know…you’ve heard or read about this before. Please stick with me and read to the end (it’s only 895 words) to learn why you want it and get my 5 Tips to help you create your own.
It took me many years to finally ‘give in’ and invest this time every morning. I had all the excuses, some may sound familiar to you: I’m a Mom with a Toddler, I need more sleep rather, I don’t have the energy to get up early, I’m going to get interrupted anyway so why bother, my husband will think I’m strange, I feel guilty taking time for myself. Yip! We’ve all had these floating in our mind at some point.
After I got the excuses out the way and did some reading up, I decided to dive right in as there were no bad side effects to be found in my research. Just amazing stories and testimonials of how it’s positively impacted lives. I was ready to experience what this ‘morning routine hype’ is all about. If most ALL successful entrepreneurs, actors, authors, motivation speakers etc. have their own type of morning ritual then there really must be some ‘magic’ to it and I was ready for some of that in my life.
It’s been almost 4 years now and I can honestly tell you that my MMT has become my favourite time of the day. It motivates me to get up and out of bed because I’m looking forward to the blissful feeling, the calm stillness and tuning into my beautiful inner wisdom. It’s become a big part of my self-care. The extra bonus is that it has made me a BETTER Mamma and Wife. I have more patience, love and energy to give my family.
If you want to have inner peace, radiate positive energy, have more clarity in your life and all those other delicious qualities that ‘those successful people’ seem to have naturally, then you want to start with creating your own MMT today! No more waiting, you need to prioritise this now! You are worth prioritising beautiful Mamma. Remember, you are the core of your family and your energy matters the most!
Here are 5 tips to create your MMT
#1 A little goes a long way – Start with just 10 minutes. You can then increase the time as and when you can. Be realistic with your daily routine and what can work for you.
#2 Do what makes you feel joy – You can put on music and dance, write in your journal, read the Bible, do creative writing, read something inspirational or meditate. Whatever lights you up on the inside.
#3 Always some breathing- Your breath is your reliable and powerful friend that will always be there to support you. Even just 3 deep breathes is great. Although there are many breathing techniques you can explore when you are ready and benefits to breath work.
#4 Ground in with gratitude- They say that gratitude is the doorway to everything. Tune into your heart space and feel the deep emotions/experiences for your life, your family and yourself.
#5 Make a sacred space- If you can have a little spot or a small shelf that you can keep a candle, your journal and a blanket (to lie/sit/wrap). This helps you have a dedicated space in your house to connect with. You can add incense, essential oil burner, angel cards, a cushion etc. Again start simple and it will evolve as you do.
You’ve now got a few basics to the MMT formula and now you can make it uniquely yours. If you are curious, here is also a quick glimpse into my personal Morning Me Time:
- Tongue scraping and a glass of water before go up to my sacred space (2mins)
- Gentle yoga stretches to wake up more and get into my body ( 5mins)
- Focused breathing, I love ‘Breath of Fire’ to energize or ‘Twenty Breathes’ (10minutes)
- Meditation time is either listening to a guided recording or simply sitting in my stillness (10-15mins)
- Gratitude’s for 3-5 things/people/experiences and set 3 intentions for the day (10minutes)
Please note, try not to use your phone for your MMT. Rather use a PC to play music or a meditation but don’t get ‘sucked in’ and spend your precious time scrolling social media. If you have to use your phone, be strict and not look at any notifications.
Also note, I don’t always get my full 45mins. If I have to cut it short, I just make it 5 minutes on each or sometimes even leave my gratitude’s to do in the evening before I go to bed. Have an outline, be flexible but always fit in something.
Lastly, have fun and know that whatever your MMT is, it will deeply nourish and fuel your body, mind and soul!