Without a morning ritual, you are tossing up whether you are going to have a good day or a bad day.
Whether you will invite beautiful energy into your day and hold the power to manifest.
Sounds dramatic I know, but it is true.
I remember the times, before my morning rituals where I would wake up at the last minute, rushing to get dressed and out the door setting myself up for a chaotic and hectic day.
And that is what would mostly manifest.
It used to start my day, as many do, with a loud and obnoxious alarm that jolted me from my serenity, as if it was screaming at me to get up and get out of bed to get dressed, get out into the world to go through the every day motions again, and again, and again.
It was depressing...
Seriously, that is how I felt and I tell you my days would suck!!! I would be sluggish, cranky and feel seriously stuck in an unproductive and negative vibe.
That was many many years ago, but now I have created an amazing morning ritual that totally sets up my day to be productive, positive and magickal.
My morning ritual changes as the flow of my life changes.
Altering with the changes in my life from when my son was a baby relying on me at all moments, now he is an adult who can fend for himself. It changes with the demands of working starting super early in the morning, to starting a little later and at times not working out of the home at all.
That is the beauty of creating and working with your own morning ritual, it is flexible and is what works for you.
You can fine tune it as you need to, adding things and letting things go to make it more suitable for you, whatever stage in your life's cycle you are at so that, most importantly, it totally works for you to get your energy flowing.
I'm not saying that my morning ritual works every time. I am a night owl, not an early bird at all so sometimes I do sleep through my alarms and wake up in a rush because I'm going to be late. (seriously, that has happened a few times, waking up to a phone call saying "Ummmm, Niki, where are you?"), but 99.9% of the time, my mornings are peaceful and the day unfolds amazingly.
So what did I do?
Where did I start?
Firstly, I changed my alarm sound. No longer do I wake up to that obnoxious noise, instead I wake up to beautiful music.
My phone is my alarm, so I have a number of songs on there that go off of a morning. And, as I mentioned, I am a night owl at heart, which in turn makes me a serial alarm snoozer, so I have quite a few alarms that go off but it is beautiful music that gently nudges me from my slumber.
That within itself was a major shift for me. The energy was softer. My mind was clearer and my heart would sing with the music. I woke up with a smile, not a grumble.
The rest of my morning rituals, as I said have changed over time, but this is what I do now.
When I wake up, I put both my feet on the ground and for a moment, just feel my feet solid on the floor. Almost grounding myself back into my body after my night-time adventures. I then stand up, raise my arms to the sky and stretch my body, gently moving and awakening it.
Then, as it is getting colder now, I put on my big fluffy dressing down and make my way into the kitchen and have a big glass of water. I then make a coffee and return to my bed for about 20 minutes and either read or journal.
When I have finished my coffee I get dressed while watching / listening to a YouTube clip. The topic varies each day but is usually spiritual or motivational.
When I am dressed I go out to the kitchen and make myself some breakfast. As it doesn’t really take long for me to get dressed I am usually still listening to the YouTube clip. The breakfast I create depends on the day, and what I am doing but it usually consists of a Smoothie of some sort. My favourite at the moment is a Banana, Mango, Honey and Cacao power with Almond Milk or a mixture of fruit and coconut water. If I don’t feel like a smoothie, it is something as simple as a bowl of muesli with yoghurt and fruit.
Usually with the clip finished but the time I have prepared my breakfast, while I am having breakfast, I sit quietly with a notebook and plan out my day.
What I want to achieve & what are the things I must do today. I also have a section for ideas that I can jot things down if I have received inspiration in my dreams…
This is what I call my "Get shit done" notebook.
Then when I am about to start with my day whether I am working at home our out of home I take a deep breathe and say out loud
"Today will be an amazing day",
"You've go this"
Now you may read this and think, I don't have time for it. Well I am here to tell you that you do and its an important part of your day. My morning ritual honestly takes about an hour each morning. That’s it, from getting up to walking out the door.
There really are no excuses
So now I have told you my morning ritual, I will give you a few tips on how to help you weave this ritual into your life.
Don’t waste another minute and create your morning routine..
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