What are some of the first things you do each morning when you wake up? Recently, I’ve been really conscious of what I choose to do when I open my eyes in the morning.
I go through phases of reaching for my phone on my bedside table to see the time and then getting sucked into reading work email and checking social media while still in bed. Since I’m a social media manager, I look at the Twitter and Facebook accounts that I manage at work and then check my own personal ones. Sometimes I would center myself with some morning mantras or meditate, but it wasn’t a daily routine.
Three weeks ago I made a rule for myself that I would leave my phone in the other room and commit to some new morning rituals. Note: I am a fairly early-riser so I have about an hour of extra time before I need to get ready for work in the morning.
Here are the rituals I try to do each morning. I get to about 5 of the 6 each day.
1. Think of 3 things I’m grateful for.
3. Read a few pages of a book. Right now I’m reading The Power of Self-Healing by Dr. Fabrizio Mancini.
4. Do some stretching exercises/yoga.
5. Go for a morning walk around my neighborhood (and sometimes down to the beach!).
6. Eat breakfast
What does your morning routine consist of? Let me know in the comments!