For many of us, our days start with a couple of snooze hits on the alarm, followed by a begrudged roll over to scroll through social media. We stay in a half-conscious limbo until we pour coffee down our gullets and our senses are startled to respond to the barrage of public transport, people, and noise. Mornings can be hard and although, we can say the day picked and you eventually felt ok, your day can be made so much better than ok with a small amount of mindful action first thing in the morning.
Each day can pass you by. Sometimes, we just want the day to pass by but when we take the time to value each morning and each new opportunity with sacred tinted glasses, we do something very powerful. We actually begin to live our life more fully and ultimately, more enjoyably.
Our activities, our work, and our duties can seem to be what makes up life and this is partly true. But when we are going from one thing to the next – endlessly and never stopping
You’ve got to find what’s right for you. There is no one correct recipe that will suit everybody’s tastes. Discovering what your perfect morning routine will be is a journey
6 Ways To Begin Your Day With
Take 5 minutes of the morning to write down or meditate on at least 5 things that you are genuinely grateful for. The simpler the better, but it’s really about finding that heartfelt connection.
Take a moment to check in with yourself sincerely. How are you feeling? How can you be with that and express that in the moment? Feeling our emotions fully and acknowledging them can help clear them and stop you from acting moody or reactive at someone. On the other hand, a check-in with yourself might result in a big smile and a dance around the room. Either way,
Stretch! Trust me no one ever regretted stretching when they wake up, and you can help prevent injury too. Don’t forget to breathe!
4. Recall Your Dreams
Dreams and the dream state are deeply mysterious and can leave us feeling ‘off’, perplexed, disgruntled, and sometimes even aggressive or tearful. Although no one can definitively claim what dreams are, there are a lot of people who argue the process of recording your dreams can help you in your waking life. I have personally been witness to this and been taught by people linked to deeply ancient teachings that revere our dreams to be integral to our waking lives –
As I was taught, our dreams are like mirrors to our waking life and the more we can remember them, the easier we can use them as tools for personal development – as they are reflections of our deepest nature, our unconscious. The more you remember them, the easier it will become. When you note them down, note: the place and the ‘headline’ – if you had to sum it up and how you felt. By looking at those three things and comparing/reflecting it with your waking life, you will learn a lot about your true self and stop those weird dream feelings from following you during the day.
Before you have spoken to anyone or looked at your phone or had coffee, find a quiet comfortable place you can sit upright with your back straight and closed
Imagine yourself taking this good feeling with you throughout the day, throughout your encounters, challenges, and stresses and see yourself remaining calm and connected to this deep part of yourself which is always serene, always neutral, and anchored. Breathe this feeling/image into your whole body, open your eyes, have a little stretch and get on with your day.
Make a list of all the things you want to complete that day. Don’t make it unrealistic! Have a ‘main list’, which has goals to be