Do You Have a Morning Ritual? Powerful Ways to Start Your Day

morning ritualHi all,

Are your mornings calm and serene, pumped-up and motivational or panic-stricken and chaotic?

When I was teaching and had to be in my classroom on time (or face a bunch of rioting teenagers), I put together a morning ritual that helped me get into the right mindset and set up the day.

My routine started with 20 minutes of meditation and 10 minutes of segment-intending – basically laying out the day in my mind and visualizing how I wanted it to flow. Then I made a green smoothie, drank half and put the rest in a travel mug to take with me. The whole ritual, including showering, dressing and putting on make-up, took me an hour and a half.

Now my work-day looks very different and the first part of my morning includes drinking coffee under the olive tree in my garden :)

If you have a morning ritual, do you have one for work-days and a different one for the weekend? What are the essential elements for you? And if you don’t have one now, is that a deliberate choice?

Let’s see if between us we can come up with the perfect routine!

I’m linking this post to the Problogger Group Challenge where you’ll find lots of other interesting discussions going on.

photo by: Orofacial

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  1. Jon Rhodes says:

    I try not to have too much rituals in life as they can be limiting. I believe they can hamper growth if they are rigidly stuck to. I know some people can get VERY upset if something hampers the smallest of ritual. My only one in the morning is that I usually drink a glass of fresh orange juice, but if I run out it’s no problem.
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