Last year, I got into the habit of writing down before bed what I hope to achieve the following day – in any order, just as things occur to me. I then rank them in order of priority, and put the list out where I can see it in the morning. Then I enjoy a cup of either hot chocolate or peppermint tea with honey, and get into bed as early as I can manage.
In the morning, I wake either with the sunrise or, in the winter, use a light alarm. Once the increasing light wakes me, I lie in bed and take 10 slow yoga breaths before getting up.
In 2017, I’m going to make small changes to my morning routine to help me approach life in a calm, positive way. I’ll sip a big glass of water with a bit of lemon, and do half an hour of yoga, choosing whatever poses feel right that day.