Have you ever woken up cranky or anxious simply because you thought about what lies ahead of the day?
It’s happened to me!
But mornings are meant to be meaningful, relaxing, and less stressful.
Because guess what?
How we do things in the morning is how the rest of the day will flow. Although our habits make us feel comfortable (especially if we don’t like change), they keep us running on the hamster wheel, feeling the same way every morning. Think about it. You probably have the same routine every single morning!
So here’s how to make your mornings more meaningful and have fun doing it:
Take 5 to 10 minutes to meditate and take some intentional deep breaths. Visualize yourself inhaling positive healing light and exhaling any concerns about the day — letting go of any worries or stressful issues. Remember, you are not your thoughts, and you are not your emotions. Don’t allow them to dictate the vibes of the day.
Think or say three things that you are grateful for with a big smile on your face. Every day pick something or someone different. This practice of gratitude helps to raise your vibration. My kids and I practice this every morning, and we mention things like the food in the fridge or the comfy pillows that keep our heads comfortable at night. Look around and get creative.
Imagine going through a day nourished with nothing but positive energy. How much more effective and productive would you be?
Setting up the foundation early in the morning sets the tempo for the rest of the day. Creating a mindful routine is essential to start strong, powerful, and confident.
Practice these three simple techniques every morning and witness the magic happen!
With love and light,
Your Local Latina Mindfulness Strategist