5 Things to do every morning for a mindful day
Start your day with mindfulness. Create a morning routine that revolves around more inner peace and positivity.
Mindfulness does not need to be complicated. It is all about starting with the intention to stay mindful and present in your morning. The things that you already do you will give them a positive meaning by keeping presence while you do them.
As a bonus, I will also suggest if you are not doing it already, to add a silent practice or meditation to enhance calm and raise your vibrations.
Mindful Morning Routine
Pick a morning mantra
Create an uplifting phrase that you like or use a quote that you already love. Select a mantra that works for you in centering your thoughts into calm and positivity.
One of my favorites comes from Louise Hay. I love to repeat this mantra in the morning, and whenever I want to remind myself to stay centered, joyful, and calm.
“I am vibrantly healthy, happy, healed, and whole from the top of my head to my big toes.
Mindful attention to your daily routine activities
Instead of just getting dressed or just brushing your teeth, set a purpose while you are doing those things.
If you are like me, my mind loves to wander into worries or plans while I brush my teeth. When I notice my mind wandering, I bring my mind back and stay focused on the hand holding the toothbrush or the taste of the toothpaste or the vibration of the brush in my gums.
Instead of just going through things mindlessly, set a purpose while you are doing your mourning routine.
When you are brushing your teeth, washing your face, taking a shower, putting on clothes, set your attention to stay with the experience.
Wait to connect to the world until you feel centered
Before you open your laptop or grab your phone, do a mindful activity to stay. Take three minutes to keep silent or do a meditation. Ensure that you feel calm and grounded before you open a screen that could open a can of worries and problems.
Move and stretch
If you have time for a short or long workout, go for it. If you can do it outside even better. Go for a brisk walk, run, or cycle. If your time is minimal, do something short and simple. Stretch, jump and move to energize your body.
Read something positive or inspiring
Take a minute or two to read a book of quotes, a religious book, or any wisdom book that has useful, inspiring nuggets of wisdom that will set you with a positive note to your day.
Make mindfulness part of your daily life. Don’t just leave it for your seated meditation. Mindful living brings into your daily grind the calm and balanced mindset that we all need to be more productive, positive, and resilient.
Thich Nhat Hanh
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
How do you already add mindfulness to your day?