I’ve shared my delightful evening routine before. I thought you might want to hear about the habits of the morning.
It’s rare that it is exactly the same each morning. I want to feel centered, connected and peaceful from my morning routine so I keep the feeling in my mind.
A) Brush teeth, water pik, lotion, lemon water after I feed the cat
B) Movement to help wake me up – yoga, dance, walk, weights, pilates
C) Read from one or two of my daily books
D) Decide on a theme/intention for the day
E) Meditate and/or journal on the intention or find a meditation based on the theme in my Insight Meditation app
F) Prayer and Gratitude
G) Sometimes I will do exercises from a course I’m taking or book I’m reading or watch something inspirational. Or do some emotional processing through writing, dancing, art.
H) Drink my smoothie – Right now I am going through Food Network’s 50 smoothies I wash last night’s snack dishes and my husband’s breakfast while it’s blending.
I always to A and B first and H last. But, in the middle things move around. They don’t all get done every day, except prayer. I will check in with myself to see what’s feeling most needed to reach calm and centered and do that first.
I used to do more housecleaning in the morning, but now I do most after dinner. My routine was much different when the kids were at home. Yours will be different depending on what life spot you are in right now.
How do you want your mornings to feel? What one thing can you do or not do to make you feel that way?
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