Issue #14

August 24, 2023

by Rosemary Morretta


Welcome to Issue 14 of TeamSelfCare’s TLC Newsletter, where we’re diving into the power of morning routines to set you up for a productive, successful, and stress-free day in both your business and your life. Mornings are the foundation upon which the rest of your day is built, and by crafting intentional routines, you can create a positive ripple effect throughout your entire day.

Let’s get started with our featured article:

Featured Article – Crafting Your Perfect Morning Routine

Mornings hold a unique magic – a fresh start, a new opportunity, a clean slate. As entrepreneurs, you have the power to harness this magic and shape your days in a way that sets you up for success in both your business and your life. The key lies in crafting a morning routine that aligns with your goals, values, and aspirations,

Why Morning Routines Matter: The Science Behind It

Have you ever noticed how your morning mood can affect the rest of your day? Science backs up this observation. Our mornings often set the tone for our entire day. A well-structured morning routine can help boost your mood, increase your productivity, and enhance your overall well-being. When you start your day with intention, you’re more likely to stay focused, make better decisions, and tackle challenges head-on.

Components of an Effective Morning Routine

  1. Early Rise: Wake up early to give yourself the gift of time. This quiet, uninterrupted time is a precious resource for self-care, personal growth, and preparation for the day ahead.
  2. Mindfulness and Meditation: Begin your morning with a few moments of mindfulness or meditation. This practice cultivates a clear and calm mind, setting the stage for a day of focused work.
  3. Hydration and Nutrition: Nourish your body with a healthy breakfast and ample hydration. Fueling your body with nutrient-rich foods and water provides the energy needed to power through your tasks.
  4. Exercise: Incorporate movement into your morning routine, whether it’s a brisk walk, yoga, or a quick workout. Physical activity stimulates blood flow and releases endorphins, boosting your mood and energy levels.
  5. Goal Setting: Take a few minutes to review your goals for the day. Prioritize tasks, set intentions, and create a roadmap for achieving your targets.
  6. Unplugged Time: Delay checking your emails and social media until later in the morning. This allows you to start your day with intention rather than being reactive to external demands.
  7. Self-Care Rituals: Dedicate time to self-care practices that rejuvenate you – whether it’s reading, journaling, or enjoying a cup of herbal tea.

Customizing Your Morning Routine

The key to a successful morning routine is customization. While there are common components that work for many, it’s crucial to tailor your routine to your preferences and lifestyle. Consider the following:

  • Time Constraints: Be realistic about how much time you can allocate to your morning routine. It’s better to have a shorter routine that you can consistently follow than an elaborate one that feels overwhelming.
  • Experimentation: Try different activities and sequences to find what resonates with you. What works for one person might not work for another, so don’t be afraid to tweak your routine until it fits.
  • Consistency: Consistency is key to making your routine a habit. Try to stick to your routine as closely as possible, even on weekends.
  • Adaptability: Recognize that life is dynamic. Some days might require adjustments to your routine, and that’s perfectly okay. The key is to maintain the core elements that contribute to your well-being and productivity.

As entrepreneurs, your mornings have the potential to set the stage for your achievements. A purposeful morning routine can enhance your productivity, creativity, and overall satisfaction. Whether it’s practicing mindfulness, fueling your body with nutritious foods, or setting clear intentions, embrace the power of your mornings to shape a successful and fulfilling day.

Here’s to crafting mornings that inspire greatness and propel you towards success.

Recipe of the Week: Eat Yourself Energized

Start your day off right with our Energizing Sunrise Smoothie. Packed with vibrant flavors and nourishing ingredients like fresh berries, spinach, Greek yogurt, and a touch of honey, this smoothie is designed to fuel your body and mind for the challenges ahead. It’s a delicious way to kickstart your morning with a burst of energy and vitality.


Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: Approximately 200 calories

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup fresh mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut (optional)
  • Chopped nuts (optional)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Prepare Your Ingredients: Wash the berries thoroughly and slice the banana.
  2. Blend It Up: In a blender, combine the mixed berries, banana, spinach leaves, Greek yogurt, honey, and almond milk.
  3. Blend Until Smooth: Blend on high until all the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth. If desired, add ice cubes and blend again until the smoothie reaches your preferred consistency.
  4. Taste and Adjust: Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness by adding more honey if needed. Blend again to incorporate any additional ingredients.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy it immediately. You can also add some extra berries or a sprinkle of chia seeds on top for added texture and nutrition.

Why this recipe works

  • Berries: Berries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, making them an excellent choice for a morning pick-me-up. They provide a natural sweetness without the need for excessive added sugar.
  • Banana: Banana adds creaminess and natural sweetness to the smoothie. It’s also a good source of potassium and energy.
  • Spinach: Adding spinach to your smoothie is a sneaky way to incorporate more greens into your diet. Spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals that support your overall well-being.
  • Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt adds a creamy texture and a dose of protein to keep you full and satisfied throughout the morning.
  • Honey: Honey not only adds sweetness but also provides natural energy. Its natural sugars are easier for the body to digest compared to refined sugars.
  • Almond Milk: Almond milk is a dairy-free alternative that adds a smooth consistency to the smoothie. It’s low in calories and can be fortified with essential nutrients.

Quote of the Week

“Your energy in the morning is a clean slate, and you get a chance each day to build it up the way you want”
Mridula Singh

The morning sun rises, and with it, your energy is reborn. As an entrepreneur, you hold the paintbrush to your own canvas of possibility. Each day offers a fresh start to shape your energy, your mindset, and your actions. Just as an artist builds their masterpiece stroke by stroke, you have the power to craft a morning routine that propels you toward success. Embrace this clean slate as a chance to design your day in alignment with your aspirations and vision.

Have a beautiful day…

Weekly Meditation

Listen to Audio

Rise and Shine with Purpose

Welcome to the “Rise and Shine with Purpose” guided meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down, close your eyes, and let’s begin.

Take a deep breath in, filling your lungs with fresh air, and exhale slowly, releasing any tension. Inhale positivity, and as you exhale, let go of worries. Let each breath calm your body and mind.

As you settle into this moment, set your intention for the day ahead. What do you want to achieve? How do you want to feel? Picture yourself moving through the day with confidence and purpose.

Visualize the sun rising on the horizon, casting a warm and golden light. This light surrounds you, enveloping you in a cocoon of positivity and peace. Feel its gentle energy infusing every cell of your being.

Express gratitude for the opportunities that this new day brings. Reflect on the blessings in your life, both big and small. With each breath, let gratitude fill your heart.

Now, repeat the following affirmation silently or aloud: “I embrace the opportunities of a new day. I am capable, focused, and ready to achieve my goals.” Let these words resonate within you, anchoring your intentions.

Focus once again on your breath. Inhale deeply for a count of four… hold your breath for a moment… and exhale slowly for a count of six. Feel each breath renewing your energy and soothing your spirit.

Imagine yourself walking through the day ahead, radiating confidence and positivity. As challenges arise, visualize yourself handling them with grace and resilience. Picture your interactions with others filled with warmth and connection.

And now, as you slowly return to the present moment, take a moment to appreciate the stillness and calmness you’ve cultivated. Know that you hold the power to create a purposeful and successful day.

When you’re ready, gently open your eyes. Carry this sense of purpose with you throughout your day. Remember that each morning is an opportunity to rise and shine with intention and positivity.

Thank you for joining this guided meditation. May your day be filled with positivity and accomplishment.


Affirmation of the Week

I Embrace the Opportunities of a New Day”

This week, we invite you to embrace a powerful affirmation: “I embrace the opportunities of a new day.” This simple yet impactful statement holds the key to unlocking a mindset of positivity, purpose, and achievement. Let’s explore how and why to use this affirmation in your daily routine.

How to Use the Affirmation:

Morning Ritual: Incorporate this affirmation into your morning routine. As you wake up, take a moment to say these words aloud or silently. Repeat the affirmation a few times while setting your intentions for the day ahead.

Throughout the Day: Whenever you encounter challenges or moments of doubt, remind yourself of this affirmation. Take a deep breath, repeat the words, and reconnect with your sense of purpose.

Visual Reminders: Write down the affirmation on a sticky note or set it as the wallpaper on your phone. These visual cues will serve as constant reminders to stay focused and positive.

Why Use This Affirmation:

Cultivate Positivity: Starting your day with a positive affirmation sets a tone of optimism. It’s a reminder that each day is filled with possibilities waiting to be seized.

Embrace Change: The affirmation encourages you to embrace change and the unknown. Every new day brings with it opportunities for growth, learning, and transformation.

Empowerment: By stating “I embrace the opportunities,” you’re affirming your own agency and control over your actions and choices. You’re acknowledging that you have the power to shape your day and your future.

Set Clear Intentions: Affirmations help you set clear intentions for your day. They focus your mind on what you want to achieve and guide your actions toward your goals.

Mindset Shift: Repetition of positive affirmations rewires your thought patterns. Over time, this affirmation can help shift your mindset from one of uncertainty to one of excitement and possibility.

Confidence Boost: The affirmation reinforces your confidence in yourself and your abilities. It reminds you that you are fully capable of facing challenges and making the most of every situation.

Anchoring in the Present: This affirmation brings you into the present moment. It reminds you to leave behind worries about the past or anxieties about the future, focusing your attention on the potential of today.

As you integrate the affirmation “I embrace the opportunities of a new day” into your routine, you’re actively creating a mental space that empowers you to navigate your entrepreneurial journey with purpose and determination. Let this affirmation be a guiding light that leads you towards success, growth, and fulfillment.

Here’s to embracing each new day as a chance to make progress, achieve your goals, and shine brightly.

Content Recommendations

We are thrilled to introduce a complimentary resource that has the potential to transform your mornings and, in turn, your entire entrepreneurial journey: Rise and Shine – Building Your Ultimate Morning Routine as an Entrepreneur. In this crazy life of business ownership, where your time and energy are precious commodities, crafting an effective morning routine can be a game-changer.

Why This Guide Matters:

Your morning routine sets the tone for your day. It’s not just about checking off tasks; it’s about cultivating a mindset of success, prioritizing self-care, and building a foundation for productivity. This guide is designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools to curate a morning routine that aligns with your goals, boosts your energy, and maximizes your potential.

How to Use the Guide:

The Rise and Shine – Building Your Ultimate Morning Routine as an Entrepreneur guide is structured to help you gradually build and refine your morning routine over time. As you delve into this guide, keep in mind that creating a successful morning routine is an ongoing process. Be patient with yourself, stay open to experimentation, and celebrate each step forward.

Here’s to mastering your mornings, igniting your potential, and creating a foundation for a thriving entrepreneurial life! Get it free here.

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Wrapping Up

As we come to the end of this week’s newsletter, we want to reflect on the powerful theme of elevating your mornings for a more successful, stress-free, and fulfilling day.

We explored the art of crafting a morning routine that aligns with your goals and values, setting the stage for productivity and positivity. Remember, your morning routine isn’t just a checklist; it’s a chance to cultivate a mindset of success and well-being.

The featured article encouraged you to create a morning routine that encompasses mindfulness, exercise, self-care, and intention-setting. The Recipe of the Week introduced the Energizing Sunrise Smoothie, a delicious and nutritious way to fuel your body and mind for the day ahead.

The Rise and Shine Meditation offered a moment of calm and visualization, helping you embrace each day with a sense of purpose. The empowering affirmation “I embrace the opportunities of a new day” empowered you to shift your mindset towards positivity and potential.

Our Rise and Shine – Building Your Ultimate Morning Routine as an Entrepreneur guide was introduced as a valuable resource to help you curate a morning routine that supports your goals, enhances your well-being, and maximizes your success as an entrepreneur. Don’t miss it. It’s a short but mighty eBook that will help you jumpstart your morning routine.

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As you embrace these tools and insights, remember that every morning is an opportunity to set the tone for your day. Whether you’re sipping on an Energizing Sunrise Smoothie, practicing a Rise and Shine Meditation, or using the powerful affirmation, you’re taking steps towards a more productive and fulfilling journey.

Thank you for joining us on this journey to elevate your mornings. We look forward to continuing to support you in your pursuit of success, balance, and well-being.

Wishing you a week filled with purpose, positivity, and progress.

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