I wanted to give you a window into what my mornings look like as they have become the backbone for me staying grounded in this ever changing time in my life. These rituals or practices can be done truly anywhere which makes it easy to do it wherever I am. To give you a general time line of what my morning looks like I wake up around 5:30-5:45am and get to my movement routine by 7:45am. I understand that is a lot of time to commit and it did not happen overnight. It has taken me years to finally nail down a routine that works for me and giving myself the proper amount of time. I enjoy moving slowly in the morning so giving myself this much times allows me to show up fully for the rest of my day. Also note that on the weekends I tend to sleep in and also some days during the week if my body is asking for it. I honor that first but still try to maintain my practices even if they are cut a little shorter. If you are looking to start your mornings earlier I suggest setting your alarm just 10mins earlier each day and see what you do with those extra 10mins.
Journal \ I start each morning writing 5 things I am grateful for, 10 dreams I made happen (these are things I am calling into my life and writing them in present tense) and the goal I am going achieve first from my dreams list. I then write free form stream of consciousness for the next 3 pages. I took that piece from The Artist’s Way and cannot imagine a morning without doing it.
Tea Ceremony \ I sit each morning for a minimum of 30mins. Ideally I would love to sit longer yet committing anytime is just as valuable. This is my time to deeply feel my body waking up and connecting with nature and myself. I’ve been playing Riley Lee lately and its aids to a great start to the day. If you want to learn more about my tea practice you can read about it here.
Meditation / Daily Reprogramming Exercise \ This has been a wonderful addition to my morning. I pull my journal back out and work through To Be Magnetics DRE’s. This work has helped me to get clear on where I am limiting myself from fully showing up and going through a meditation (or deep imagining) to reprogram those beliefs. When I am not doing the DRE’s I do a 20 mins mindful meditation. I use insight timer and really love it!
Movement \ At this point in my morning I do light stretching to wake my body up and progress to my daily physical therapy exercises and depending on the day I will head to the gym to run or get outside to hike. I like to alternate days between these two actives and trying to hike and run 3 times a week each.
If you feel called to try one or a few of these things let me know how they help you! I love reading what you all do and it truly lights up my heart to share conversations with you all.
May your mornings be full of things that light you up and bring you into presence and grounded energy for the day ahead!
Lots of love from Colorado!