Routines are basically the guardrails of life for getting me through the work-from-home day. (If you know, you know.) Specifically, my morning routine has become the backbone of my daily regimen, because it sets me up for feeling as energized, motivated, and clear-headed as possible so I can tackle my seemingly-never-ending list of to-do’s.
And something about me? I’m always on the hunt for new ways to punch up my routine for the better. So, on top of going on a pre-work walk, putting on pants that aren’t pajamas, and making myself a protein-rich breakfast, I’ve begun adding in a five-minute breathwork exercise—courtesy of Nike Well Collective trainer Briana Thompson—in order to really focus on myself (not the list of tasks waiting for me!) and kick off my day feeling more centered.
“Establishing a morning breathwork practice gives you a head start for the day,” Thompson says. “It’s a personal moment to connect with the most important person in your life—you.”
“Establishing a morning breathwork practice gives you a head start for the day. It’s a personal moment to connect with the most important person in your life—you.”
And I don’t know about y’all, but when it’s a busy morning—with tons of calls on my calendar, tasks to get marked off, and more projects are being added to my plate—I tend to jump right into the chaos and let it steer the trajec