Your morning routine?
Are you hitting the snooze button in the morning?
I remember the days I use to do that.
I would snooze anywhere between 9 minutes and an hour and a half.
I had a few instance where I would accidentally hit the stop button and wake up several hours later. Upsss…
These are the days I don’t miss.
The days I wasn’t excited to get up and go because I didn’t have anything exciting to look forward to.
So, I postponed getting out of bed and once I did, I would rush through my breakfast, getting dressed, applying makeup, doing my hair. etc.
By the time I left the house I was under a lot of pressure to arrive to work on time, so I continue to rush while driving.
I was switching lanes, running yellow lights, so that I can try to get to my destination on time, which was mostly a miss.
This energy stayed with me throughout the day.
I constantly felt tense, under pressure, and stressed out.
The level of stress I started out with every morning stayed with me throughout my day and it was unbearable, however I was unaware of what was happening.
Being unaware got me to visit the ER room in 2014.
Looking back I learned a big lesson and without having this lesson I wouldn’t have made the shift to where I am at today.
It was in the ER room that I began to create a compelling future that I got excited about and with this I was able to make the shift in my morning routine.
And the following happened.
I started waking up about two hours prior to having to leave the house.
I started living in the present moment.
I took time to meditate, journal, enjoy my cup of tea, enjoy my breakfast, enjoy applying makeup, doing my hair, eating breakfast, chatting…
I walked out of the house in a peaceful manner, rather than running to my car with my shoes untied or unzipped half of the time.
I drove to my destination, without rushing and used this time to listen to podcast, enjoy the scenery, truly be in the present moment.
I walked into meetings, events, social gatherings, etc. fully present, aware, and prepared.
And with this I started showing up in this space in every aspect of my life.
I felt that I was finally in my own power and no one could take this away from me.
And it all started with an amazing start to my day, where I took the time to love myself, take care of myself, and enjoy myself.
What this meant for me is begin a healthy morning routine that included at least 10 minutes of meditation per day, 10 minutes of journaling and 5 minutes of positive self-talk created through affirmations.
What will you start doing differently for your morning routine?
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