Creating a relaxing and nourishing morning routine is something I am constantly exploring. These days, I often wake up and start working right away to capitalize on all the waking hours I have. I have discovered though that the times when I have follow a morning routine it powerfully sets me up the rest of the day to to feel grounded and mindful. Your morning routine can be filled with anything that supports you in feeling re-connected with you. This means that it will probably not include working, checking emails, or looking around on Facebook.
Some suggestions of what your morning routine can include: drinking water, meditating, stretching, reading a book, making some tea, taking a walk outside, taking a bath or a shower, eating breakfast, watching an inspirational video or listening to an uplifting podcast, spending time with your family, playing with a pet, listening to music. You can fill your morning with things that emotionally nourish you and support in creating that relaxation response where our body functions optimally, where deeper healing can occur, and where we can make our best decisions throughout our day.
For this next week, experiment! If you are a get up and go individual, try luxuriating in the morning and slowing everything down. If you are a hit the snooze button 5 times individual, experiment and try getting up right when your alarm goes off and get outside to take a walk and then notice how you feel the rest of your day. Feel free to stop by here and let me know how your morning experiments of creating new ritual and routine are going!