There is calm and peace in the early morning unlike any other time of the day. Between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., there is a calm that, when observed, can really change your life. Only a year ago, I was between two jobs, I didn’t know what to do next and I was unsure of my way. During this period of my life, I heard a calling to get up early in the morning and meditate to clarify what to do next.
Every morning at 5.30 a.m., I dragged myself out of bed, wrapped myself in a blanket, and retreated to my mediation space. Some mornings were easy, but other mornings I found that staying still just didn’t work, which led me to create my own morning rituals.
After only a few weeks of doing these rituals every morning for about 30 minutes a day, I started to gain clarity and receive clear, strong messages about my goal. I also had a lot more inspiration and confidence throughout the day.
Whether you are looking for clarity about your goal, a relationship, or even your life in general, adopting these 5-morning rituals that changed my life will also help you change your life. If I can do that, so can you. Here are 5 morning rituals that will help you discover your goal and change your life:
1. Wake up early:
Depending on where you live, getting up just before sunrise is the perfect time to start your rituals. For the most part, this means getting up between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. The time you choose to do these rituals is important because the energy that is present in the early hours of the morning is said to help stimulate creative flow, harmony, and also peace.
All of these factors will help you get the most out of your goal and eliminate any mental clutter that could be blocking you. When the world is still calm and calm, there are also fewer distractions and fewer things that keep you from getting started at work.
Trust me, once you see how fun and amazing the work is, getting up so early won’t be as bad! If you are already an early riser, try to get up about 30 minutes earlier than usual, while it can be a lifestyle adjustment, the rewards are worth it!
Don’t worry, if you don’t like the idea of sitting in lotus, there are other ways to do it. While some mornings you may feel compelled to sit still, other mornings it may be beneficial to do guided mediation. Many free guided meditations are available on Youtube channels. Some of my favorite guided mediation instructors are Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and Abraham Hicks.
You can also download sound bowls/gongs, healing music, or inaugural beats and have them on a playlist ready to go for the morning. You can sit in the lotus position, lie down or sit with your back against a wall or propped up on a cushion. You certainly don’t want to go back to sleep, but being comfortable is also important.
If you are just starting the practice of meditation, start with 5-10 minutes, and work your way up from there. You want to aim to meditate for at least 15-20 minutes, but you also want to take the morning course, some days you want to do more or less.
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- Write a letter to your young self, friend, parent, or partner, basically anyone you want to send a message to but you can’t for some reason.
- Tap into your spirit guides and ask them to send you divine intervention or advice regarding a particular problem.
- Channel your guardian angels or archangels.
- Make a list of everything you feel grateful for and the things you want to change in your life and how you are going to change them.
- Evacuate all your worries, stress, anxieties, then visualize your writings given to the universe so that it takes care of them.
- Create positive mantras or affirmations for your day ahead.
- Write poems, thoughts, or abstract ideas.
- Draw, scribble, or doodle.
As you can see, there are many ways to express this part of the ritual, the trick is really to put your thoughts or “head funk” out on paper so that you don’t have to carry it around with you all day.
If writing isn’t your thing, you can also record yourself on a recorder or just talk to yourself out loud (it’s not weird, I promise). Try to write a journal for at least 10 to 15 minutes depending on your time. You can also try to write first and then mediate if it works best for you.
4. Set an affirmation for the day:
Reciting affirmations helps you increase your vibration and put you in a more positive mood for the day to come. During the day, be sure to recite your affirmation as often as possible. Also, feel free to reuse a statement for several days, especially if you notice strong benefits.
5. Stretch and breathe deeply:
Getting the blood to circulate around your body is a great way to remove stagnant energy and recharge your batteries. Take just 5 minutes to stretch into whatever pose is right for you. If you know yoga, you can also do some sun salutations. Remember to breathe deeply through your stretches and focus on inhaling the good and exhaling whatever is no longer useful to you.
Once you have become familiar with these rituals, you can then begin to modify them according to your own needs or lifestyle. But one thing is for sure, these rituals for at least 30 minutes every day for 30 days will absolutely change your life.
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