My Intentional Morning
I am extremely committed to my morning self-care routine. Don’t get me wrong, my nighttime regimen helps me to relax, unwind, and release the stresses of the day; but what I do with the start of my day is what sets the tone for everything that follows. It’s my time to focus my intentions and to prepare for the day ahead.
I’m not a person who eagerly jumps out of bed without an alarm clock in the morning. In fact, I don’t care for waking up early, but I’ve found that I’m more focused and calm, in the hours of the day before the sun rises. There’s something special about the quiet of the morning when it feels like you’re the only person awake… that’s empowering.
Here’s how I make the most of my mornings, and you can too!
It’s easy to grab your smartphone and start mindlessly scrolling through social media immediately after waking up. But I recently realized that when I do, I allow the energy of others to affect my day before it begins. This can be good or bad, depending on what has filled your feed overnight. I’m no longer willing to take the chance. The same goes for work/business related emails and communications. Checking into ‘work’ before I’m mentally ready can lead to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.
There is very little benefit to checking in with your phone before you check in with yourself in the morning. Get centered before you take on the world and watch your overall demeanor improve.Get centered before you take on the world and watch your overall demeanor improve. Click To Tweet
We often reserve scent stimulation for special occasions and long hot bath soaks, but fragrance can be sacred and calming. The mood enhancing benefits of certain scents is powerful and should be a part of your morning routine. Whether you prefer burning incense, or an essential oil diffuser, grab your favorites and give yourself (and your mood) a boost every day.
When mornings are rushed, a hot healthy breakfast often goes out the window and it turns into grab and go. As you move towards being more intentional with your mornings, let’s change that. Set aside time to actually sit, to take in the tastes and flavors, and to enjoy the moment.
Think about foods that excite you in the morning… whether it’s a favored coffee or tea, oatmeal, in-season fruit, or a green smoothie. Whatever your preference is, make it a daily practice. Really savor these moments – buy the best ingredients you can, place fresh flowers in your favorite breakfast spot, and purchase a few cute mugs or bowls to personalize your experience… remembering that sometimes joy starts with the smallest details
Sometimes when you wake up, your mind is already engaged to the point that it feels like your thoughts have thoughts! You can avoid carrying chaotic energy into your day with journaling. Journaling is an amazing way to get ideas, concerns, and your things-to-do, out of your head. Early morning journaling doesn’t require a lot of… sometimes you need a quick mental release to determine what you need to accomplish, how you want to feel and what you plan to experience for the day – before the hustle and bustle begins.
A great way to set yourself on a path to an intentional morning is with my Intentional Morning Guide – Download Here. It’s simple enough and it helps me to focus and remind myself of what’s important and that I’m in control. It’s a compelling way to bring your intentions and visions into your daily experience. And you’ll have a tangible way to track how you were feeling each morning. You’ll find yourself reflecting on the previous days’ worksheets and being amazed at how many of your intentions are manifesting in your life!
When you set aside time to be grateful and intentional you become a magnet for beauty, joy and abundance in your life!
In less than 45 minutes, I’ve transformed uninterrupted quiet time into a morning ritual that feeds my soul and breathes life into my spirit. It’s time to reboot and recharge your mornings! Make self-care a priority in your morning routine and you’ll look forward to waking up each day!When you set aside time to be grateful and intentional you become a magnet for beauty, joy and abundance in your life! Click To Tweet