If you look into the life history of any highly successful individual, you will find some form of ritual in his or her daily routine. Some of these rituals may seem banal or eccentric but don’t be deceived by appearances. Rituals are one of the most effective self-empowering tools freely available at the practitioner’s disposal – that is, you!
Many people say that you can see by the morning how your day will be, so why not to make you day great by starting your morning rituals that will make you feel better. Here are the following ten habits we strongly recommend you to start your day with:
Imagine your perfect morning
In other words, picture yourself as the person you want to become, how would you like your mornings to stars? Are you cuddling with your loved one, are you reading the newspapers, are you meditating? Are you enjoying a cup of tea?
Wake up on time
The worst thing you can do in the morning is to press the snooze button. Once the alarm rings, you should get up immediately, because if you continue to sleep, it will later cause you stress, since you will be in a rush to do all your morning duties. According to some other studies besides stress, anxiety, and recklessness are also common for people who practice this habit.
Listen to uplifting music
In itself, this ritual is a no-brainer. Uplifting music can have a direct impact on our mood, especially in the morning. It charges us emotionally and tunes us into a more positive outlook on the day ahead. Most people wake up to music or listen to music as they commute to work. Very often however they tune into a radio or randomly pick a playlist from their device.
Your breakfast should be high in iron
The breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it should be high in iron to provide more body energy. The deficiency of this mineral leads to laziness, as iron helps the deliverance of oxygen in the body.
Hence, eat eggs, peanut butter, beans, and green leafy vegetables for breakfast as well as orange and lemon juice, since the vitamin C helps the absorption of iron.
To do tea meditation, you simply need to do every part of the tea making and tea drinking process with mindfulness. Take your time making your tea with mindfulness- heat up your water, get your cup out, pour the water, and sift the tea. Then, take your tea and sit down in a quiet place with it. Drink your tea like there’s no tomorrow. Drinking this tea is the most important thing in the world.
7 minutes of exercise
Why? It’s short enough that it won’t impact the rest of your morning routine and long enough to shake off any residual sluggishness from the night before – including that extra glass of wine.
There are endless fitness routines to turn to, but the one I like best is called the 7 Minute Workout (and yes, there’s an app for that). In just seven minutes, it works for all major muscle groups with 12 total exercises.
Affirm your goals in writing or drawing
Writing down your most important tasks of the day is a way to have a concrete structure of action to follow. Affirming your goals, on the other hand, is a very powerful way of crystallizing your vision and goals in life into your everyday mental space.