I used to start the day by waking up and immediately reaching over for my phone. I would automatically and mindlessly check my email, Facebook, and whatever else.. all within 1 minute of opening my eyes to a brand new day. I began to realize I could start my day in a much more thoughtful way, and now this is what my mornings looks like:
- Wake UP
- Wash up
- Drink water
- Get down on my yoga mat and wake my body with some cat/cows + down dogs + cobras + childs pose
- Sit and breathe for 10 minutes
- Set an intention for the day
Then I am free to check my phone…
In order to feel grounded and ready for my day, I need to take this time to get clear about the day. Lately, I have been meditating for at least 10 minutes before I move on with the rest of my day. And don’t think when I say the word ‘meditate’ I am sitting with an empty mind, completely enlightened, watching my breath… haven’t gotten there yet! My mind normally is a big swirl of thoughts, and I just work on watching them and observing rather than reacting. A definite work in progress. But from that quiet comes my intention that I create for the day.
One of my favorites from this week was:
‘I greet this day with fluidity, moving into the spaces of my day – present and clear.’
How do you get ready for the day?