24 hours can feel very overwhelming, especially when you have 101 things to do. So starting the day right is the most crucial hack to feeling less stressed. It all starts with a morning ritual, something that get you in the right mindset for the rest of the day.
Every morning I go through my morning ritual so I can feel relaxed and less stressed for the day. Even when I feel stressed during the day I revert back to my list of rituals and it brings me back to reality and I instantly feel calm.
Instead of waking up and quickly checking your phone for text messages or just casually scrolling down through social media for half an hour( I know I’m a culprit of that). Using the ritual will keep you focus.
I’ll give you an example of my morning ritual:
I break it down into two categories Mental and Physical. What you do mentally to start the day and what you do physically to start the day.
- Listening- I sit and listen to the birds sing, listening to whats around me ect.
- Quotes-Every week I put a quote on my whiteboard and when I wake up I recite the quote in order to give me positive energy and to remember no two days are the same, when you wake up its a refreshed new day.
- Affirmations- This ties in with number 2 but reciting positive affirmations will help you get into the right mindset
- Meditation- for 5-10 minutes I meditate before I do anything. Doing this every morning has really helped me when I have a busy day ahead.
Truth be told, I am not a very physical person but stretching for me in the mornings has been a god send. It wakes up the nerves and muscles in the body and not only mentally prepares you for the day but physically.
The stretches I do are:
-Quick stretch of my whole body
Now, I hope you implement these activities in the morning and see how it will change your life. Please keep me updated on your process as I would love to hear from you.
Thank you for reading,
Be Bold, Be Strong, Be you