Mornings are a great time to set your intentions for the day. You have a chance to reflect on your goals and how you can achieve them. Unfortunately, mornings can also be the most stressful time of the day! Between getting yourself, children, spouse and pets ready, you may leave the house feeling more frazzled than ever. This is where a morning ritual can come into play. A ritual does not have to be long, but it should be calming and productive. Here is how you can make your own morning ritual to improve your day.
- Wake Up a Little Earlier
- Make a Plan
Mornings are the best time to make a to-do list and recheck your calendar. Keep a journal by your bed or use an electronic device to help you plan for the day. Write down when you will go to work, lunch, the gym and any other extra activities you and your family may have. This will give you a clear picture of the day’s schedule and put the focus on the most urgent tasks. By doing this, you will feel more confident in how the day will go and that everything will get done.
- Practice Gratitude
Take the time to list everything you are grateful for every day. You can use the journal you keep by your bed or simply list things in your head. Think about what fulfills you. What people make your life better? Are there any spiritual qualities you are thankful for? Thinking of everything that makes your life wonderful will help you face the day. It automatically helps you feel happier and more positive because you know you have a great life, no matter what!
- Get Moving