I once asked my blog readers (at KimberlyWilson.com) for feedback on how they start their days. I was awed by the response. For years I’ve leapt out of bed and headed straight to the computer. Yep, even on the weekends. Even though each morning after logging on I contemplated crawling back under my covers for more shut-eye, I was inspired by the bliss-filled morning rituals that readers shared with me. Thanks to their ideas, I’ve made some great strides in launching tranquility at the start of the day. Let me give you some examples:
Get your yoga on. Start the day with yummy stretches, such as sun salutations.
Enjoy a moment of silence. Set your kitchen timer (or download a free meditation chime for your Mac) for ten minutes and just be.
Savor getting ready. Rather than rushing out the door, leave ample time for primping, sitting down for breakfast, and writing in your journal.
Pack your lunch (and snacks). Take this time to ensure that you’re feeling healthy and fulfilled throughout the day.
Stimulate your mind. Let some thought-provoking headlines or a favorite inspirational book percolate through your mind.
The key is to set your intention for your day. Let your start be serene, strategic, and therapeutic to your spirit – not rushed, chaotic, and stressful. This will help set the tone for what will unfold and ground you — much different than rushing out the door with wet hair, juggling your breakfast and espresso.