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So the question is how do you start your day. Is your current routine for starting your day serving you well? I’ll be sharing with you the steps on how to set yourself up for a great day.
My daily morning ritual is to read my bible, pray, then read ‘our daily bread’ and a spiritual paragraph from the word for the day; then meditate. I then connect with my universal power, this same power flows through each and every one of us, where I write out and speak my ‘I AMs’, my intentions, give thanks as part of my spiritual steps in creating my financial abundance.
Do you have a daily do not disturb break, whether at your desk, in your kitchen or on a deck outside? Where you close your eyes and do not open them for anyone? Even doing this for five minutes has a wonderful impact on your day.
No matter how long it is, the intention behind a morning routine is to set yourself up for a good day. You want to walk into your day with a clear mind, a filled spirit, and a game plan for the day.
Hi, I’m Donna Williams, working with women of color and adults like you that want their life back and to transform the way they feel while restoring the ease of health within their body, mind and soul.
I am also the creator of this website - infoonhighbloodpressure.com that contains over five hundred pages of valuable strategies, information and alternative measures in managing high blood pressure. Within is an online program that improves many aspects of health and where I also offer one-on-one coaching service.
The way we start our day can dictate how our entire day goes. Have you ever started your day off on the wrong foot and noticed how difficult it was to shift perspectives after that? A stressful start to the day rarely leads to a relaxing afternoon. That's precisely why it's so important to create habits and routines to help your day start as stress-free as possible.
Taking some time to care for our mind, body, and soul in those first AM hours can dramatically improve our mood later. Especially during the afternoon slump and while we're rushing to get to the gym or heading home to get dinner on the table.
There are a few hacks I use to help my day run smoothly. It can take some practice to turn these into routines, but incorporating these habits is a sure-fire way to wake up grounded and ready for the day.
Start by becoming conscious of being healthy if you are to know what health is. So, start your daily ritual with the assumption that your wish to no longer experience the many complications and side effects of high blood pressure is a reality. Persist within your mind until it becomes your dominant feeling and the attainment of your ideal.
In your assumption you include the many ways that technology, instruments, and new proven ideas, by which you create your redemptive power that satisfies your longings for freedom, health and security.
With these slews of meditation and stress-lowering apps to choose from you can breeze through your morning routine on the busiest days when you have less time.
The Shine app is a daily reflection space where you can find daily meditations, self-care courses, and resources to lower stress and anxiety.
The Calm app is great because it promotes meditation and mindfulness (plus, it pulls double duty for bedtime with sleep stories and soundscapes).
So browse through your app store and find one that sticks out to you. 5-10 minutes a morning being intentional about lowering your stress and starting your day well can make a tremendous difference in the overall mood and tone of your day.
I have also created guided meditation recordings that will guide you on the path to success, peace and slows the constant chatter of the mind.
Give yourself some time.
Set your alarm a few minutes early to allow yourself time to ease into the day. Take this time to lay in bed and allow the body to gently wake versus the stress of a loud alarm jolting us out of bed.
Grab a journal from the bedside table and do some morning pages (a popular "brain dump" exercise) or a list of things to be grateful for. There is no need to allow cortisol levels to spike from the moment we open our eyes.
By planning for the day, we can eliminate stress from the get-go.
Incorporating these habits, or even some, into your morning will help you set yourself up for the day in a way that'll leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. You're going to be able to enjoy that first cup of coffee without depending on it to pull you out of that surly morning mood.