Meditation, Mental Health

Morning Ritual

Hey there friends!!

So I’m sorry another week has gone by and I haven’t posted!!  I’ve been a little busy this past week because I started a brand new job!!  It’s kind of thrown my usual schedule through a crazy loop, and I’m still trying to adjust and get used to this new routine I’m trying to establish.  (It didn’t help to have Daylight Savings thrown in too.)  

This new job has been great fun so far, and I’ve met a lot of new people and I can’t wait to really get settled into my office and get started.

For this job, I actually need to get my day moving and clock in at work earlier than I was before, which has meant that I needed to change my morning routine and move exercising to the evenings.  For a little while, I was actually a little upset about the change.  I don’t really like having to shower twice, and it can make it hard to have evening plans.  But!  Thankfully, early in means early out, so I figured it’ll all work out.

So it’s been a little over a week that I have started my days off with yoga and meditation, and let me tell you, it has made a WORLD of difference.  Let’s just say that the first week of this job included a lot of not so stimulating meetings, and I could see many people were having a hard time keeping alert through the day.  Not me!  I felt so relaxed going in first thing, and alert and attentive, even when the presenters of these meetings were kinda like zombies (and I could see other people drifting off.)  

Starting the day off with yoga and meditation really sets the right tone for my day.  It gives me a sense of calm and peace to start the day, when so many times in the past, my day has started with me looking at myself in the mirror with not very nice things to say to myself.  Starting with a way to gently wake up the body and mind has made a huge difference in my day.  

Of course, some of this could be the excitement of the new job (I’ve been trying to get this job for 6 years!), but I don’t want to downplay how much meditation can make a difference in your overall mindset.  It’s the best way to get your day started with a sense of calm, versus going through the million tasks on your to-do list.  Mornings are often the only time we have to spend with ourselves before spouses and/or children wake up.  Why not take that time to do something to help clear your mind and prep you for the day?
How about you?  How do you like to start your days?


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