Hello wonderful you, How are you? Hope all is well, and you’re great!!!
Let me share a little something that I’ve been doing for a long time now, that’s made a huge difference in how I feel and in how my days unfold.
And that’s having a morning ritual/practice that supports me throughout the day.
I used to wake and immediately turn on the news, check emails, social media…In addition, all that annoyed me and stressed me out the day before and the day before that, I carried over and kept on playing and replaying in my mind over and over again. By the time I got to work, I was wired, stressed, depressed and anxious and that’s how I started my day.
Today I start my day meaningfully, with a ritual/practice that serves my highest good.
Focusing on me first thing in the morning helps me to be more mindful of how I nourish myself throughout the day, paying attention to my body, mind and spirit. It puts me in a different mindset, one that makes me feel calm, happy, and energized.
My morning routine opens my heart and creates a positive energy flow that continues for the rest of the day. I’m stepping into the day with intention, purpose and gratitude.
Here’s what I do:
My #1 rule for my practice is that, I do not allow any thoughts that are harmful to my wellbeing to show up in my mind and no cell phone, social media, emails etc. before my practice.
I give gratitude for the day, I thank my God, thank all of my celestial team and I invite them into my day with me. I give thanks for my life, thanks for this great amazing day, this grounds and centers me and fills my heart with joy.
I journal three pages, “morning pages” I adopted this practice after reading Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. I write whatever comes to my mind, no prompts, just my own thoughts. This helps to get the gook out of my head, it’s a decluttering of my mind, and now I’m free to think more clearly and creatively.
I say a few affirmations. I declare that this day is great and that I am healthy, amazing, strong powerful…my affirmations change as I need.
I also give myself a little pep talk, I am capable. I can do anything. I am smart.
Then I light a candle and I smudge myself with sage to remove any unwanted energies, and I say a little prayer.
The secret that I found to having a great day is in how I start the day, because the energy I start my day with is how the rest of the day follows. Focusing on me first thing in the morning sets me up to be more mindful of how I nourish myself throughout the day.
Starting the day with the focus on you, on how you feel and what you’re thinking, is how you can honor your wellbeing.
You don’t need to do what I do, I’m offering you my practice as an example to draw from, an invitation to create your own. You’re welcome to use mine or not, but do something, even just a couple of minutes of focusing on your wellbeing will make a difference in how you feel. Give yourself a hug every morning and tell yourself some affirmations that make you feel good. Read a passage from your favorite book. Light a candle…Do something that will benefit and elevate you.
Taking positive steps towards a healthy, happy life is your own responsibility and your choice.
I invite you and encourage you to start, if you’re not already, start your day with a routine that honors you and is sacred to you. You deserve to care for yourself in the best way possible.
I trust this serves you, oh and BTW I’d love to know how you start your day.
Much love and blessings xoxo
COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2021