How do you begin your days? Do you have a set or intentional practice or do you simply allow the day to unfold as the seconds pass? What type of day do you have based on your rising routine or lack thereof?
We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there is much more than the meal we consume that dictates how our day will turn out. What we do or don't do plays a major part in how we seize the day!
Treating each day as a new opportunity for life creates a positive and optimistic foundation for how our day can go and the possibilities for accomplishment. Setting intentions through prayer and/or meditation reminds us of our connection to source and the deeper role we play in the universe, helping us to see challenges clearly instead of being overwhelmed.
Movement is another great option to add to a rising routine! Yoga, cardio, tai chi, movement helps to awaken the body systems, get our endorphins pumping and minds set on pushing towards a goal. Gratefulness is another key ingredient to a happy and productive day. There are many reasons to be grateful, waking up is one, waking up with a roof over our heads is another. Waking up to a loving family, a career, to go be the change we want to see in the world are all reasons to be grateful.
As you begin a new routine, keep it simple. Risings can be stressful and hectic, especially if you have others you are responsible for like kids, a partner, etc. Be gentle with your self and realistic about what you CAN and WILL do to begin each rising. You will be surprised at the level of energy you have at 8am when you do a 5:30am workout or how your outlook on the day shifts because of your gratitude toward life.
Join us for the next 30 days as I journal each rising for five minutes to center my thoughts and emotions as well as set clear intentions on my interactions for the day.