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Morning Routines make for a better day...even with fibromylgia
Have you heard about morning routines? Instead of reaching for your phone and scrolling, getting up late and rushing, consider a peaceful and predicable start to your day. You'll be amazed at how much better you'll feel!
Can a morning routine really help you have a better day and get more done while having fibromyalgia?
This month we’ll be talking about Sleep and being Rested. Before you get angry with me… I know that sleep with fibromyalgia can be elusive. You know with the pain, and fibromyalgia and feeling rested can be challenging, I’ve been there too. Better sleep is possible. Just stick with me, you’ll see.
One big thing that helped me sleep better at night was having a morning routine. I have been a single mom for 18 years and I didn’t have the luxury of staying in bed no matter what kind of sleep I had the night before. I had to get my kids up for school and then get ready for work. Were there days when getting up was hard? Would I rather stay in bed instead of waking up to an alarm? Yes and YES!!! But, here’s what I began to notice.
🌞 Have a little bit of quiet space first thing in the morning
🌞 Have a shower each day (even if it wore me out)
🌞Get dressed each day
🌞 Reduce the morning stress because I had already taken care of me
🌞 Do a few chores or errands (with resting in between if needed)
🌞 As the day went on I had less pain or wasn’t as exhausted
🌞 Have more structure in my days and I was able to be more productive
🌞 I felt better about myself
Got up at the same time every day
Met my own needs for peace and quiet
Didn’t spend time scrolling on my phone
Felt like a human (not a patient)
Had lower stress
Did what I could without overloading my day
It wasn’t always easy to get up, but my morning routine and doing the same things each morning (like shower, getting dressed, unloading the dishwasher, making lunches etc) helped me for the rest of my day.
Tell me, do you have a morning routine? Is it something you’d like to start or learn more about? Email me and let me know your thoughts on this. firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Have you downloaded your Healthy Habits with Fibromyalgia checklist yet so that you can start taking tiny steps in the right direction to thriving with fibromyalgia?
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