My Morning Ritual includes finding time to be quiet is so important. It is really a bit like food for me – If I don’t have my quiet time I get ratty and crabby a bit like if I am hungry.
Many of you might know me as a bubbly outgoing person, but regardless of personality type I strongly believe that spending time alone, and not necessarily doing anything is like food for the soul.
Some people meditate, some pray and others observe the quiet in daily chores.
I wake up early. I have figured out that I need at least 2 hours from opening my eyes to being functional. Sometimes this means a very early wake-up but it is worth it.
My morning ritual
My first stop is the kettle and then if I am in pain I treat myself to a tablet or two. That first cup of tea is like nectar and sometimes I simply sit awhile warming myself from the inside with the unique taste of tea.
This is my time and I indulge myself by reading and meditating or tapping.
The time when I simply do nothing in the quiet still of the morning is so precious. It is during this time that ideas begin to spark and forgotten memories creep back into my consciousness.
I always have a better day when I meditate or practice EFT (tapping). I don’t always find time, but when I do my focus is clearer and my intentions stronger.
There are three basic essentials to my morning that take place during this period of ‘me time’:
Setting intentions for the day
I have issues with energy and I find that a day can be wasted if I don’t set clear intentions. Sometimes these are as simple as doing a load of washing, resting and writing a blog post. Other times they are a little more complex, but ultimately by setting what I want to do I most often get my little list complete.
I begin and end each day with thoughts of gratitude. I have so much to be grateful for and I find that focussing on this puts me in a positive mindset for the day. Even on a bad day when I am sore and tired, I can still find so much to be grateful for.
I am a true believer in breakfast. My energy levels are highest in the morning and I try to eat a good balanced and probably by most accounts large breakfast. I take my time over breakfast and often treat myself to a favourite TV programme while I eat my way through a three course breakfast. I try to nod to all the food groups and set myself a little tray.
My reckoning is that this is my main meal of the day and I have all day to work it off. A good breakfast sets me up.
Rituals can be defined as a series of actions or type of behaviour regularly and invariably followed by someone. I like my morning ritual, it keeps me both focussed and productive and most importantly keeps me from becoming crabby and moody.
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