Some days are just brutal. Some days we find it easier to have faith in negative things because we’re so focused on everything that’s wrong in our life. It’s easier to affirm our faith in sickness, troubles, upsets, disappointments, failures and loneliness than to heal our thoughts.
Stop allowing the reality of what is get in the way of your possibilities. Be willing to turn everything upside down and see the world from a brand new perspective.
With the start of each fresh day you’re offered a new beginning. Take it. Work on something worth having. Your mind is receptive to new influences when you first get up.
Remembering that every decision you make sets a course that leads you to some future destination, start your day with a decision to inspire and encourage yourself.
Here’s some morning rituals that work for me, and they might help set the stage for your awesome, inspiring day which could become your amazingly awesome life.
1. Keep your dreams alive…work on them when you first wake up
You’ve a greater chance of living your dreams if you first take the time to imagine living the life you desire. Allow your dreams, desires and passions to be what motivates you.
Deep within you is your creative self. Setting aside time each morning to visualize your best life brings this silent, powerful partner to work on your behalf to express your true desires in your world.
Honour your creative self. You’ll find it a powerful, liberating practice.
2. Imagine your future and allow the invisible to become visible
There’s a power in creative visualization. Tap into it. Whatever your mind is capable of imagining, it has the ability to create.
Imagine that you are living the life that you have always wanted to. Get the whole picture of what that looks like. What if instead of working so hard, you allowed your inner creative power to do its job?
What kind of house do you live in? How often do you travel…and where do you love to go?
How do you spend your day? Where do you work? What do you do? What’s your favourite recreation?
Do you volunteer more because you can?
Imagine it all. Make it as real as possible in your mind. And most important of all, how does it feel to be living the life of your dreams? Maybe, just maybe, you could let go of needing to make things happen and try a little allowing.
3. The smallest decisions can change your life for ever
Decide how your day turns out before it even starts.
Write out your goals for the day from the point of view that you accomplished them. What major experience did you achieve today? Write it down. How did it feel to get it done, relief, joy? Write it down.
Imagine any meetings you have going well; the exam you were taking being a piece of cake; the ride to work or school being easy and fun. Imagine hearing people saying yes to your requests. Enjoy the feeling of respect and value as you sail through this awesome day. You can create positive change through the smallest things in life.
4. It’s never too late to value and cherish yourself
Years ago I visited Russia and the Ukraine, and I was struck by the similarities of us all, much more than the differences. Everyone wants the same things out of life; to be happy and loved and connected.
Yet how often do you have that voice in your head telling you what you’re doing wrong, or how you’re not good enough. It never matters how much you’ve accomplished there’s always something that voice will disapprove of.
Begin your awesome day by cherishing yourself. Silence that voice. Don’t wait for applause from outside yourself to warm your heart. Applaud yourself for your strength to push on through fear, for not quitting when things got tough and for risking going further than you ever thought you could. Give yourself credit for facing up to something that terrifies you and doing it anyway. It’s pretty impressive.
5. Improve the one corner of the universe you have control over
The stillness of the early morning is a great time to invest in studying, empowering writing, or self development programmes.
Invest your time in improving the one corner of the universe you have complete control over. Yourself.
Study those who have done well. Gather new ideas and the knowledge that success requires.
All the books that you’ll ever need to guide you towards a richer, happier, successful life have already been written. Be inspired, be instructed, become excited. The energy you get from doing this will carry you through the rest of your awesome day.
6. Walking meditation/contemplation/affirmations
Some of the most famous philosophers walked daily, and it was on these walks that they were able to bring their most profound thoughts to the surface. It’s a chance to listen to yourself, to dream lofty dreams, to resolve a problem…all in the quiet stillness of the day.
You can have great thoughts. Follow in the footsteps of powerful minds and visit nature.
My own personal favourite is walking affirmations. I time them – 4 minutes each. I speak them out loud, it gives them more power. And I always begin them with I’m so happy and grateful now…and add the affirmation for ideal health, for personal and financial success, for love or joy for the world…whatever I’ve chosen to put my attention on.
7. Your future begins every morning – you are so worth a fresh start
Maybe simple mindfulness would work for you. Here’s a little secret. If you’ve been struggling with something, or trying to convince yourself of the importance of an obligation or goal, this is an ideal time to listen to your spirit. It usually knows best. Sitting in the silence opens a huge space for your brilliant, incredibly significant ideas.
Don’t add any morning ritual to your already incredibly long ‘must do’ list. They’re simply a way to enhance your life. A way to cultivate a deeper awareness and support you in creating a more awesome day. You’ll be blown away by the difference that adding one morning ritual can make.
Choose something that you think will work and try it out. If it isn’t for you, you’ll soon know. Try something else. Anything. All you need is one ritual, consistently practiced, to set up your day with a sense of wonder and contentment. You are most definitely worth it.
My challenge to you this week is to discover one morning ritual that awakens you to the endless possibilities available to you for achieving and living your dreams. You can do it.
In the comments below I’d love to hear about the one morning ritual that already has made a difference in your life, or one that you’re willing to start right now!
Thank you so very much for reading and sharing . I’m always amazed at both your brilliance and your encouragement.
Let’s do this.
Encourage one another.
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