My Mindful Morning Routine

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am not the same person I was since starting this spiritual journey over 2 and 1/2 years ago. I am completely transformed and was delighted when one of my best friends told me recently I was the happiest person she knew. Now I must tell you that back in high school I actually won the award for “Biggest Complainer.” It wasn’t so much an award for not liking the cafeteria food or the way the gym teacher picked on the scrawny kids (aka, me) it was more about the school allowing kids to smoke on school grounds or the unfairness of being forced to dissect a dead frog. I was all about social justice and fighting inequality back then… with a little bit of diva attitude mixed in, like the fact that I had swimming class first period and had to spend the rest of the day looking like a drowned rat for a whole semester once.

Those days I would wake up and whine about having to go to school and in later years, work. These days I wake up grateful for each new day. The only way to live a life of passion, fire and purpose is to live it consciously and be mindful of how you approach each day. So here is a sneak peek into my mindfulness practices.

 

  1. I set my alarm ten minutes earlier than I actually need to wake up and hit the snooze button. This gives me the time to address the day. I start each day by saying, “I give my thoughts today to the Universe (God, Source) to guide me back to love in every circumstance. I shall think no thoughts of my own and release all fear based thoughts instantaneously so they may be healed,” or some version of this.
  2. I spend five or six minutes in quiet meditation (admittedly every once in awhile I do fall back asleep doing this, thus why I hit the snooze button and not turn the alarm off when I wake up.)
  3. I drink an eight ounce glass of water and take my vitamins. Drinking water first thing in the morning can help flush out toxins from the night before. Vitamins are necessary so our bodies are functionally properly which in turn helps our minds function properly.
  4. I brush my teeth and as I look in the mirror no matter what is staring back at me (messy hair don’t care) I state, “I am wholly perfect and beautiful today,” an idea and phrase which was given to me in my book The All of Everything. 
  5. I make a cup of hot green tea. I skip the coffee always.
  6. I hit the gym right after I drop my son off at school. I realize if you have to get to work this is not possible; but working out in the morning if you can is a great endorphin booster. It’s also a great sense of accomplishment to get it done and over with early.
  7. I make a green smoothie – spinach, pineapple, mango, apple juice, ginger and coconut water is one of my favorites.
  8. I eat a healthy breakfast. Avocado toast is a go to.
  9. I remind myself to just Be and to follow my inspired thoughts and do things that bring me joy.

If I had one tip to share it would be to slow down and remind yourself you are not here at random. So pay attention to your life.

 

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