If you are not a “morning person” you may recoil in horror at the idea of waking up even earlier to include morning rituals in your busy schedule. You do not have to wake up at 5 AM every day to benefit from introducing morning rituals into your life but you can love MORNINGS!
If you drink a cup of coffee in the morning or immediately start scrolling through social media after turning off your alarm, then you already have morning rituals. The idea is to optimize your morning routine for a more stress-free and productive day. Our mornings can set the tone for the rest of our day which is why many experts recommend using the morning to spend some time on you.
What is a Morning Ritual?
A morning ritual is a task that you perform every morning. This can range from meditation to taking a walk or run, to making your to-do list the night before. Your morning rituals should be tailored for what works best for your creative NOW.
Benefits of Morning Rituals
These benefits of morning rituals are backed by scientific studies, by the way.
More Productive Days
Taking a few moments at the beginning of your morning to organize your Mental Plane thoughts for your day can go a long way when it comes to focus and productivity in your NOW. Meeting and greeting loved ones or going into work groggy, grumpy, and unprepared can leave you feeling unfulfilled and unaccomplished. Having a focused and productive NOW is not just about making a to-do list either.
Having a morning ritual that makes you feel good about yourself and that enables you to start the day off in a relaxed mood will also help you be more focused, productive and aware of LIVING IN THE NOW. Instead of rushing into all the tasks you must complete with a scrambled mind you will:
Have Less Stress
Stress is a normal human reaction to having too much to do in too little time. There are a lot of Physical and Mental Plane ways that stress can affect you over time. This includes increased anxiety, developing depression, fatigue, headaches, and even body pains from tension.
One of the ways that having a morning ritual benefits you is that you know what to expect every morning and so your brain has less to worry about. Self-care rituals like exercise, journaling, or meditation can reduce your stress levels throughout the day because you can approach challenges from a clear Mental Plane mindset that positively impacts your Physical Plane NOW.
Live Healthier in your NOW
If your morning rituals currently include things like pressing the snooze button multiple times, scrolling on social media while chugging a boiling cup of coffee, skipping breakfast, and violating several traffic laws as you speed to work…well that’s not great, but you are not alone. Many people get into bad habits and don’t know how to break the chaos that steals their NOW. Having a morning ritual is a great way to implement healthy habits into your life and that is what I believe enables uncovering the secret to making each day your best, LIVING IN THE NOW.
Having a schedule in the morning can help you make time in your day for working out and eating a healthy breakfast. These healthy habits will make you feel more energized and productive throughout the day and, over time, will benefit your long-term health. It is tempting to hit the snooze button (we have all been there), but once you get into a routine, your body will adjust to waking up at a specific time. Having morning rituals that you enjoy looking forward to will motivate you to get out of bed in the mornings.
Have a Better Memory
Have you ever taken a long commute to work and settled into your work when you suddenly groan and realize you forgot to complete an important task at home? Having a morning routine can help to prevent you from forgetting important things. Imagine working all night on writing a paper just to forget it at home on the day it is due. Instances like that are avoidable by using morning rituals to take time to reflect on the day ahead of you and step into your perfect NOW prepared.
Getting into a regular morning routine means that you do the same tasks every morning which makes it harder to forget things. Creating a to-do list is a morning ritual that will have a huge benefit in helping you to remember all the important things you must get done each day. Being clear-headed in the morning helps to improve memory, too, and that is what I call Mental Plane mastery. Your visions and plans impact your Physical Plane world because your self-talk creates your NOW, and you believe it all to be true.
Make More Time for Self-Care Priorities
Morning routines save time because you do not have to waste time thinking about what to do next. This means that you can get more sleep or get more things done in the morning. Having time for yourself in the morning means that you can spend more time getting ready for the day. You can plan your outfits, spend more time on your appearance, and enter your NOW more prepared which will make you feel confident and relaxed.
For many people, the morning hours are a sacred self-care time. Families with children will appreciate the quiet and calm before the kids wake up. Take time for yourself in the morning to walk outside and smell the fresh air. Write in your journal, burn a candle, meditate, take a cold shower, pamper yourself, and you will feel better all day. There are many ways that you can pamper yourself in the morning. Make your morning routine plans the night before and sleep deeply because you will know all is well in your perfect NOW.