Episode 48: Getting In The Habit Of A Morning Routine

January 9, 2019

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Episode Overview

Mornings can be tough but they don’t have to be. Annie and Lauren chat with Makenzie Chilton of Love Your Mondays about the morning routine she recommends for her clients. In just 23 minutes, you can effect positive change on the trajectory of your day. Find out more about simple steps you can take starting tomorrow to make all of your tomorrows better.

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • The scientific benefits of routine
  • What is positive psychology?
  • If you can only do one thing, this is it
  • The power of gratitude
  • Why you shouldn’t reach for your phone first in the morning
  • Strengthening neural pathways for positivity
  • The practice of daily journaling
  • The mind-body connection
  • Movement in the morning – why it matters
  • Multitasking vs monotasking
  • Acts of kindness
  • Tim Ferriss’ approach to a morning routine
  • All or nothing mindset and morning routines
  • What implementing the morning routine for 60 days felt like
  • Seinfeld’s Chain Theory
  • How your brain responds to checking things off  your to-do list
  • The Ta-Da List – what it is and how it works
  • Managing your screen time and the anxiety of disconnection
  • Removing obligations to respond to things before you are ready



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!