How to find a morning ritual? Do you find that your days often start off in a less than ideal way? For example, do you spend time lying in bed scrolling through Instagram, before finally getting up and getting ready for the day? Or, do you just head straight to the couch with your laptop?
If this sounds like you, you might benefit from having a morning ritual! All types of routines can be helpful in leading a happier and healthier lifestyle. If you’re interested in using intuition self-care, then a morning ritual focused on those things could be especially beneficial.
Finding Your Magic Morning Ritual
Many CEOs and celebrities report that their lives have been transformed by waking up at 5am, meditating for 2 hours, and only drinking green juice before lunch.
Go ahead, breathe a sigh of relief. With a small staff and limited funds, it may not be possible to rise at the crack of dawn.
Your morning ritual does not have to include any specific activities. it should only include things that make you feel magical. That is the whole point of the ritual.
Your morning ritual is about starting the day by doing something that nourishes your needs, whatever they might be. This could be something like being more productive, expressing your creativity, or connecting with the people you love. Morning rituals are not one-size-fits-all.
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What is a Ritual?
Have you ever wondered what a ritual is? Well, it’s when you do something on a specific day of the week, such as a Monday morning workout. It’s a time where you set aside a certain period of time and dedicate yourself to one activity.
Rituals are great for getting you into a daily routine, and they help to keep you focused on what you need to do during the week. But rituals don’t have to be done on specific days of the week. You can have any type of ritual that works for you.
You can choose a ritual to fit into your schedule. You can also choose a ritual that helps you focus on a single goal, such as working out every Monday morning. Here are five different types of rituals to get you started.
Make a list of things to do every week
When you first start thinking about a ritual, you should consider making a list of everything you need to accomplish every week. This will help you stay focused on all the things that you have to do during the week.
It can be hard to know where to begin when you first start thinking about your weekly routine. So it’s important to start off with a simple list of things to do.
For example, you could start off with:
- Clean my closet
- Spend quality time with my husband
- Yoga work out every monday
The list can be as detailed as you like, and you can add new items to the list as the week goes on. If you don’t want to commit to a full-fledged weekly ritual, you can just pick one item each week.
Start small and add more later
Another thing to keep in mind when you first start thinking about your weekly routine is that you can always add more to it later. You don’t have to do everything on the list the first week. You can slowly add more items as the weeks go by.
As you get more comfortable with your routine, you can start thinking about adding more items to your list. For example, you could start off by just doing some exercises every Tuesday night. And if that doesn’t sound like enough, you could start thinking about adding more items to your list.
If you have some downtime during the weekend, you could also start thinking about adding more items to your list. So instead of just spending time with your family, you could start thinking about spending that time exercising.
Make your own routine
One of the best ways to get into a routine is to make your own routine. For example, you could choose a single thing to do every day of the week. You could choose to do yoga every Monday morning, or you could choose to work out every Monday morning.
If you want, you can also combine rituals. For example, you could start off by doing some yoga on Monday, then spend the rest of the week working out. By having a set time to do both of these rituals, you will be more likely to complete both of them.
Set aside a specific time to do each ritual
If you want to make sure that you finish your rituals, you will want to set aside a specific time to do them. You could choose to set aside 15 minutes to do your yoga, or you could set aside 30 minutes to do your workout.
The things we do repeatedly can have a big impact on our lives – for better or for worse. If we’re constantly doing things that use up a lot of energy and make us feel bad, that’s not going to lead to the life we want.
However, even just a few small things that we do mindfully and that are in line with our values and meet our basic needs can bring us boundless happiness and opportunity.
Steps to a Easy Morning Routine
It is important to prepare yourself for a daily spirituality routine so that you are more likely to stick with it. Below are some steps you can take to make sure you are set up for success:
- Choose a time that you will be able to commit to regularly. Whether it is first thing in the morning or right before bed, make sure you can stick to the same time each day.
- Find a comfortable place to sit or lay down. You may want to light some candles or diffuse some essential oils to create a relaxing atmosphere.
- Decide what you would like to do during your routine. This could include journaling, meditating, reading spiritual texts, or anything else that brings you peace.
- Make sure you have everything you need within reach so that you can avoid any distractions. Once you have everything you need, you are ready to begin your daily spirituality routine!
Set the coffee pot timer
This is important! There’s nothing I love more than coming downstairs in the morning and smelling the coffee waiting for me. It’s such a simple pleasure, but it feels great and really wake me up to start the day!
Since the coffee machine is automatic, it also saves me time in the morning. We only have a limited amount of time in the morning, so taking ten minutes to make and brew coffee wastes some of that time.
Set your alarm for the same time everyday
Try to get your body on a routine, even if you go in to work later on some days. Our bodies respond well to routines, even if it means losing an extra 30 minutes in bed.
After I started waking up at the same time every day, I found that I didn’t even need an alarm any more. My body would wake up on its own at 5:20am, which is 10 minutes before my alarm was set to go off.
It is a wonderful feeling to be able to wake up on your own. I never thought I would be able to reach that point in my life, but now I have. There is hope.
Prepare the morning for the next day
Here are a few ways to prepare for your morning routine the night before:
- Plan out your outfit the night before. This will save you time in the morning and help you to feel more put together.
- Prepare your breakfast and/or lunch. Having something already made will make it one less thing you have to do in the morning and help you to avoid making unhealthy choices.
- Pack your bags. Whether you are packing a gym bag, work bag, or diaper bag, getting it ready the night before will help you to feel more organized and prepared for the day ahead.
- Set out any items you need for the morning. This could be your coffee maker, vitamins, or contact lenses. Having everything you need in one place will help you to get out the door more quickly.
- Take some time for yourself. Relax and unwind before bed so that you can get a good night’s sleep. This will help you to feel rested and ready for the morning.
Dont open social media apps in the morning at first
I have a challenge for you I want you to become aware of how often you pick up your phone first thing in the morning. We have a tendency to check social media or email notifications as soon as we see them. But sometimes it can wait. I challenge you to try it.
This completely takes you away from yourself and pulls you into other people’s lives.
A morning spiritual routine is designed to help you connect with your innermost self – the part of you that is aware of your thoughts and emotions. This routine can help you live in that space throughout the day, rather than being controlled by your monkey mind.
First, focus on yourself. Then, find your friends on social media!
Create your special hideaway
Choose a location! It’s as easy as that, but there’s something in our brains that’s triggered when we’re confronted with our usual places.
If you have a designated quiet space, your body will usually respond emotionally and mentally to prepare you for this time.
You don’t need to be extravagant or spend money to have a sacred space. For my morning spiritual routine, I simply sit on my daybed outside on my patio.
I like to be outside in the early morning, because I feel my most spiritual when I am connected to nature. For you, Taking the time for yourself each morning, in a environment that makes you feel comfortable, may be the best way to start your day.
Pick one spot in your house where you will complete your spiritual morning routine each day. Try to be consistent with the location to help train your mind and body for the ritual.
Easy Spiritual Morning Routine
The following is a suggested spiritual morning routine. You can follow it exactly as written, or change it to suit your needs.
Start with prayer
For me, it is simply a conversation with the creator, thanking him for all that He has given me and ask for strength to get through the day. I begin my day with a prayer.
You don’t have to be religious or recite a certain prayer in order to pray. For me, it is simply a conversation with God, thanking Him for all that He has given me and asking for strength to get through the day.
Prayer is an easy way to connect with your higher power, which is essential to do first thing in the morning so your day is lead in that connection.
If prayer is not something you are accustomed to, start with something basic, such as “Dear God, I am here to connect with you today. Help me to get to know you better. Help me to feel your presence. And help me to act out of love throughout this day.”
I personally love using the Our Father prayer. This prayer is beautiful and covers all aspects of living in connection with God.
If you find it difficult to pray on your own, look for a prayer that speaks to you and recite it every day. Alternatively, try a daily devotional or soul quotes with a short reading and prayer included.
Scan or move your body
If you have time in the morning, it is beneficial to move your body according to scientific studies. I would add these things to my day later if I don’t have enough time in the morning.
I will explain how to combine these three practices in less than 30 minutes a day over five days, so you can start creating your own movement program and adding it to your routine.
A 5 minutes meditation
Although it may seem daunting, meditation can be extremely beneficial. I was skeptical at first, but after taking the time to meditate each day, I saw a huge difference in my life.
As I started to meditate more, I found that there are four basic emotions that you can expect to feel during meditation. This can be helpful for new meditators, who can use this knowledge to help them learn.
I would recommend starting with guided meditations if you need tips and guidance on starting a meditation practice.
You can also try to sit still for five minutes with a timer set. Although it may be difficult to sit still for such a short amount of time, it will become easier with practice.
Self care and to do list
If you want to be productive, make a list of the tasks you need to do today. This will help you clear your head and actually get things done, rather than just worrying about them. I’ve found this to be especially helpful as someone with ADD and anxiety.
I used to think I could keep track of everything I needed to do in my head, but I would forget some things, and then remember them again later. This made me feel overwhelmed.
Self-care and self-love were never priorities for me, but they’re just as important as anything else!
Another advantage of making a list is that it helps us to express our emotions in writing. Ask yourself:
Here are five of the to dos that I will be doing today
- Write down what I am grateful for.
- Meditate every day.
- Learn to meditate with an intention.
- Do a weekly self care ritual.
- Go outside and exercise.
Yoga is not just a workout, it’s a lifestyle. It helps me to connect with my inner self and become the best version of myself.
So let’s go through the list one by one and we will do each one this morning.
Write down what I am grateful for
I am grateful for the sun rising, I am grateful for the birds chirping, I am grateful for a hot cup of tea, I am grateful for my health and wellness.
Meditate every day
It helps me to connect with my inner self and become the best version of myself.
I try to meditate for fifteen minutes at least three times a week.
Learn to meditate with an intention
You can learn to meditate with an intention of loving kindness, or you can learn to meditate with an intention of gratitude.
I usually choose to meditate with an intention of loving kindness because I want to become kinder.
I also like to use a mantra of “May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I live with ease.”
Do a weekly self care ritual
It is important for me to take the time to take care of myself.
I use a daily schedule to make sure that I have time to take care of myself.
My morning is a time to meditate, a time to get ready for work, a time to go to the gym.
I make sure that my evening is a time to relax and unwind.
Go outside and exercise
It keeps me from being stressed out.
If I am feeling a bit stressed out, I go for a walk.
Or if I am feeling tired, I go for a run.
I also make sure that I get some sunshine during the day.
So these are the top five things that I will be doing today.
Read your mission statement in the mirror to yourself
Having a mission statement is something I am happy I did.
I suggest that everyone start by making some “I am” statements. Write these down and put them on your bathroom mirror, and read them to yourself every day as a reminder of your true identity.
Make yourself breakfast and take your time to eat
Eat right! This is so important.
The hormone cortisol is most active in the morning. To help keep things in balance, we should eat a nutritious morning meal with protein and healthy fats.
If you want more help with meal ideas, you’re in luck.
Close Sacred Space
When you have finished your ritual, you may want to close your sacred space. This can be done by blowing out candles, extinguishing smoke bundles or incense, turning off music, or ringing a bell or chime. Doing this will help you feel grounded and empowered as you move into the rest of your day.
Finding a Close Sacred Space is not really difficult. I’m not talking about finding the best yoga studio.
I’m talking about finding a sacred space that helps you get centered in your life. I think this is something that most people struggle with. In fact, we often try to find a sacred space in our home, or even in our daily lives.
But no matter where you are, there are so many things that you need to consider when finding a sacred space. And while it can sometimes seem like an impossible task, the best way is to follow your heart and intuition.