Morning Bird? Night Owl? How to Create a Morning Routine To Support Your Hormones
Do you have a morning routine? Do you know what your chronotype is? Have you ever thought about syncing your morning routine to your menstrual cycle? For the longest time I believed that in order to have a “successful” morning routine I had to get up at 5am every morning, do an intense workout, take a cold shower, and mediate for 30 minutes.
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Do you have a morning routine? Do you know what your chronotype is? Have you ever thought about syncing your morning routine to your menstrual cycle? For the longest time I believed that in order to have a “successful” morning routine I had to get up at 5am every morning, do an intense workout, take a cold shower, and mediate for 30 minutes. While there are definitely mornings where I still do this, over the course of my hormone healing journey I’ve come to learn the importance of syncing my early morning debut to my infradian and circadian rhythms, and honoring my chronotype.
So, what are the benefits of syncing your morning routine to your internal biological clock? Why is it some people are morning birds and others are night owls? Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be exploring in this episode!
In this episode you’ll learn the benefits of establishing a morning routine (regardless of the time you wake up — shoutout to all my night owls!), what your chronotype is and why it matters, and how and why syncing your morning routine to your menstrual cycle can help support your hormones. I’ll also be sharing some simple tips and strategies you can implement to help you establish a morning routine that will help you win the day, feel more energized, and in sync with your body. And, most importantly, that will work for you!
‘How To Create a Morning Routine’ Show Resources
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- The Power Of When by Dr. Michael Brues
- PMCID: PMC5785655: Role of Chronobiology as a Transdisciplinary Field of Research: Its Applications in Treating Mood Disorders
- National Institute of General Medical Studies: Circadian Rhythms; The Rhythms of Life;
- CDC: Cyanobacteria Blooms FAQs
- Sleep Foundation: Circadian Rhythm; Can You Change Your Circadian Rhythms?
- Integris Sleep Disorder Center of Oklahoma: Sleep well. Your life depends on it
- Healthline: What Are Biological Rhythms
- Harvard Health Publishing: Blue Light Has a Dark Side
- PMCID: PMC6084759: Genetic Basis of Chronotype in Humans: Insights From Three Landmark GWAS
- Harvard Business Review: Defend Your Research: The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm
- PMCID: PMC4758938: Genetics of Circadian Rhythms
- Bio News: Genetics influences whether you are a night owl or early riser
- No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be a morning person
- Are People Really “Morning Larks” or “Night Owls”?
Infradian Rhythm Resources:
- Infradian Rhythm: Your Guide to a Perfect Cycle
- USWNT used innovative period tracking to help player performance at World Cup
- How tracking their periods helped USA women’s soccer team win the World Cup
- Flo Living | Your Morning Routine for Greater Productivity with Less Stress
- In The Flo by Alissa Vitti (pages 72-75, 166-167)
- Roar by Stacy T. Sims, PhD (pages 19-20)
- Beyond The Pill By Dr. Jolene Brighten (page 233)