Every morning when i wake up i immediately feel a sense of renewed energy and gratitude for my life. However through the years of living and travelling with many different people ive come to
notice that this is really not the same
The magic of the morning is very simple:
its the first energy you connect with and its almost child like-it’s got an innocent, playful quality and the more you are able
to tap into this the easier your day will flow:
its like putting down the foundation stone for the rest of your day ahead.
So whether your a rockstar yogi morning person or looking for a little inspiration ive put together a few key steps here that will all make sure you not only wake up and go but that your mornings become so deliciously enjoyable that you are able to “stay in flow”;)
1 Set your alarm 15 mins earlier-
the extra 15mins sleep wont make you feel less tired however 15mins of extra YOUtime will start your day off in a feeling of abundance and by that you are telling yourself and the universe:
I am worthy of my time! I delicate time just for me as my wellbeing is just as important
as everyone else’s.
2 Have break fast slowly!
I truly believe we do have to break the fast we did over night and nourish our bodies for the day ahead- your mind may know that not much is asked of you in terms of physical activity today, however our bodies are still super primal and the minute you leave your house it will be looking out for dangers so make sure it starts out in a way that makes you feel looked after and cared for:) Take your time preparing and eating your breakfast: experiment with creating something super yummie and notice how you will look forward to getting up in the morning! Make a smoothie/juice/english breakfast whatever you fancy! Main thing is that by enjoying a well attended and intended morning meal you immediately put your body (and your most thankful nervous system!) into a state of feeling safe: It is safe to be me!
3 Move your body and centre your awareness
As we wake up after many hours of stillness the body may feel sluggish and down in energy and the mind may still be half in dream land…
Start to get your prana (life force) going by doing some light movement- whatever you like: Yoga! Dance to your favourite music! Sing! Skip! Whatever gets your heart going and keeps your lips smiling:)
4 Get fresh air& daylight
Especially for those of us living in a big city where most offices dont have windows that can open which means we are literally breathing in air thats been circulated several times before it even hits our lungs!
It is SO important to get fresh air! Think about it: the first thing we do as we enter into this earth life is we INHALE, the last thing we do as we leave this body is we EXHALE. Without breathe we are NOT able to live! We can live for weeks without food, days without water but we can not live, not even for one hour without breath!!
The more we take conscious deep breaths the more we basically feed our cells and our nervous system with fresh new
energy allowing our minds to clear and our bodies to detoxify!
Daylight! Not only to up our vitamin D doses but really because we are constantly and intimately connected to our surroundings; Nature has an incredibly healing effect on our mind, body and soul. Have a look at this Japanese research showing just how important it is to take walks in nature: http://www.hphpcentral.com/article/forest-bathing An easy way to make sure you get enough is to walk to work or at least part of your way to and from work- in this way your getting your good fresh air and daylight doses before the day has even really begun and anything extra you may get during your day is an added bonus- PLUS you may be able to reduce your gym membership as you upping your daily step milage;)
5 See(s) your day
As you go about your morning rituals
(shower getting clothed etc) ran a quick internal video of your day ahead and see yourself enjoying accomplishing every single task you have set yourself
arriving early and relaxed
having a innovative and positive talk with your colleagues
spending time connecting to yourself by taking a walk or doing a little meditation during your lunch break
enjoying your lunch!!!
feeling inspired during your afternoon meeting
leaving work with a sense of fulfilment and purpose knowing you have done your very best and that this is ALWAYS more than enough! Walking part of the way home to enjoy more fresh air and have a little Youtime before engaging with your friends family or partner
spending your evening in a wonderful tranquil manner
going to bed feeling loved and safe.
Most importantly: create sacred rituals that brings you a sensation of feeling AMAZING! Of feeling LOVED, SAFE and ABUNDANT! It doesnt matter if your rituals are totally different from mine or anyone elses!! What matters is that they uplift you and that you stay true to them by dedicating time and love for them to do their magic.
In a world where most people have forgotten the importance and the healing effects of ceremonies and celebrations tune in and connect back… To where?
With Love and Light,
Yours xx Josie