Insights: What My Morning Routine Isn’t!

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What morning routine truly works for you? How consistent are you with your morning routine? In this Insights episode, I’ll share with you some of the  things that I usually do on a daily basis that might give you an idea if you’re planning to have a good and effective morning routine.

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Topics Discussed in this episode:

  • Importance of Morning Routine
  • Tips to avoid Sleep Deprivation
  • How adequate sleep affects our health
  • Concept of Sleep Staircase

Key Takeaways:

  • Some morning routine for works for you and some won’t so you have to craft your own routine at your comfort
  • Sleep window should be 8 to 9 hours
  • In Matthew Walker’s book, he said that it has to be  99.99% of his sleep should be in good quality between 7 and 8 hours of sleep.
  • Autonomic nervous system has two branches. The Sympathetic which is responsible for intense physical activity and is often referred to as the fight-or-flight response and the Parasympathetic has almost the exact opposite effect and relaxes the body
  • The idea of sleep staircase is a set of steps that you follow that help your nervous system into that calm and relaxed state  like the following:

i. Avoid  exposing yourself to bluelight which prevents us from sleep

Ii Have your phone on flight mode

iii.Setting your room with your desired atmosphere

  • People who have 6 hours of sleep or less on a consistent basis have the testosterone level of a man  has the same amount as aging 10 years, and which applies to women as well.

Action Steps:

  • Create your own morning routine
  • Be clear on your negotiables and non-negotiables
  • Avoid any form of disturbance to maintain your relaxed state

Leanne said:

“Good quality sleep can absolutely dictate the quality of the day ahead”

Thanks for listening!

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