One Essential Ritual For A Mindful Morning

One Essential Ritual For A Mindful Morning

Today, I wish to share one essential ritual that I have been exploring recently to create a more mindful morning. I hope that it gives you something to try tomorrow morning to bring a little more connectedness, calm and mindfulness into your day. 

What do you do as soon as you wake up in the morning, as soon as your eyes blink open? Do you reach for your mobile, switch off the alarm and then proceed to check your emails? Do you find yourself on Facebook or instagram, eyes squinting to focus on the screen, amidst the darkness of the room? 

Or...Do you take a few moments to reflect and sit in stillness with yourself before you begin your day?

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How To Wake Up Earlier

How To Wake Up Earlier

Nowadays, I am a morning person. I typically wake up refreshed, in a good mood and I don't crave caffeine in order for me to get from my bed to the door.

It hasn't always been like this. Although I was never someone who would sleep in until lunchtime if given the chance, my mornings would always be somewhat rushed. I found myself waking feeling tired, dreading the day and multitasking between breakfast and getting myself ready.

I knew I wanted a different  start to my day -  one that would bring me joy, energy and peace. And I knew that things would continue to stay the same unless I made the commitment to do something about it.

1 year later, rising early is now something that I welcome into my morning routine. It has been one of the best things I have done for myself as it has made a huge impact on all aspects of my life.

I find that when I get out of bed earlier, I have more time in the mornings to become aware of the stillness, appreciate the sunrise and do things slowly with intention. 

For my mornings, I use this time to really look after myself; whether it be catching up on reading, preparing a nourishing breakfast, doing yoga, or simply enjoying the quiet as the day begins. I use this time to do something that brings me joy. With this comes a sense of calm and flow that stays with me throughout the day; even during the most hectic and stressful moments. 

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