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Let's talk MORNINGS.
Birds chirp, coffee is brewing and you are dressed immaculately for what is yet to come. Your mind is in the game. You are taking the bull by the horns and calling all the shots.
Now let's talk reality.
As the light filters in through the window, you begin the dance with your snooze alarm. With one press of the button, you allocate 9 minutes of semi-sweet, yet regretful slumber. I understand the avoidance of your jam-packed days and I know you are blissfully content insulated cocoon of your bed. However, I challenge you tomorrow morning to ask yourself, "What is more important- 30 minutes of non-productive REMs or 30 minutes of centering yourself for the rest of your day"?
It is at this moment you have the power to control your thoughts and actions for the rest of the day.
The first 30 minutes are the most powerful of the day. This leap into the next 24 hours can be centered and focused in the first 30 and give you the ability to mentally narrate your day. In fact, the practice of infusing a morning ritual into one's morning is a common thread in the characteristic make-up of the world's most highly successful people.
Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.
One of the most effective ways of changing our belief patterns is through practicing and maintaining daily rituals. Ancient traditions had clearly understood the power of rituals in reinforcing habits and changing the way we see and create our reality a long, long time ago.
What Really Works:
The method that I have adapted and incorporated into my daily routine is that it is easy, accessible and really, really works. Every morning I awake to an enveloping silence at 5:30 am. The darkness and calm lull me into the push and pull of
"Should I get up? I am so comfortable?"--Or "Should I be the person I want to be today"?
By remaining in bed I will erase the foundational power to direct my thoughts and actions. The first thing we think or read will frame our mind for the upcoming events of the next 24 hours. And I know this is true, if I start my day with a sprint to the shower and a quick scan of all my social media my day is a series of mindless interactions. I know I will lose focus and mindlessly dismiss the purpose of my day. This, for me, is the underpinning of how I become untethered from the purpose of my life.
I know this sounds dramatic-but if I lounge in bed until 7:30 without laying the foundation for my day I acquiesce to my hours and become an inactive participant. My day will direct me. I will not direct my day.
MY MORNING RITUAL
Wake- 30 minutes before you plan to get out of bed.
Do not reach for your phone.
Repeat your daily intention (or prayer). Get Your mind ready. Read an inspirational message or quote. Center yourself. Meditate.
Drink of cup of tea , water or coffee.
Get moving and stretching. Whatever you fancy.
you got this. Julie