My Morning Routine by Brit Barron
Brit Barron is one of our favorite people of all time! She spent the first part of her career as the pastor of a mega church and now she’s a speaker, teacher, and author whose passion for honest conversations drives her pursuit of freedom for all.
If she’s not emceeing our RISE Conferences, you can find her in the RISE App, on her new podcast, Everyday Lesbians, and on the cover of her new book Worth It. We asked her a few questions about how she starts her day with joy. Take a look inside her morning routine to get totally inspired!
- What do you like to do before you move your body? Do you take any pre-workout fuel, vitamins, or supplements?
My favorite way to move my body is running. Before every run, I need to do some stretching, or else I will cramp up. If I am going on a long run (6+ miles), I will make a protein shake and drink half before my run and half right after.
- What is your favorite, fueling breakfast?
My favorite breakfast is a protein shake with scrambled eggs! (Eggs on the side, NOT in the shake!)
- What time do you like to wake up? Are you consistent about it or like to take it a day at a time?
I typically wake up every day between 6 and 7 AM. I have recently started letting my body tell me when it is ready to get up and I am loving that rhythm.
- Are there any special activities you like to do in the morning outside gratitude walks?
I like to just sit quietly for a few minutes after I wake up and before I get out of bed and set intentions for my morning. If I am going for a run that day, I like to visualize myself running - it really helps to see myself doing it before I get out there.
- What is your favorite workout device or accessory?
I love running in a good hat! It helps soak up the sweat and keep the sun out of my eyes. I think I could run without headphones or music, but if I forget my hat, I feel naked!
- What are your favorite things to wear during an active workout?
A good sports bra will change everything about a workout!
- How do you incorporate gratitude in your daily life outside a journal?
I try to let the people around me know if I am feeling grateful for them. I feel like acting on my gratitude helps me spread the joy. Maybe it's a text or a card in the mail or flowers - I feel like if you are feeling grateful for someone, they should know!
Find her in the following RISE Podcast episodes:
154: If You Can't Giggle At Yourself Five Years From Now, You Haven't Grown Enough - with Brit Barron