There are a number of things you can do before leaving your bed in the morning to help you start your day on the right foot. After putting a few simple habits into place, I have noticed a remarkable difference in my state of mind. Give the following a try and make mornings something you look forward to, not hide under the covers from. Here are 8 things you should do before leaving your bed in the morning.
One of the things you should do before leaving your bed in th morning is absolutely nothing. You heard right. Set your alarm so you have a few minutes before you have to get out of bed. Hit snooze and just lay there. Don’t move. You have the next 10-12 hours to rush about like a crazy woman. Now is not the time.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, author of Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing, "There's no single more powerful, or more simple, daily practice to further your health and well-being, than breath work." Before you leave your sheets in the morning take at least ten deep breaths, leaving you calm and centred for the day ahead.
3. Smile like Buddha
The half smile expression physically stimulates a feeling of serenity, hence why half smiling is one of the things to do in the morning. Smile because you know it is going to be a good day. Then it will be a good day because you started it smiling.
4. Forget It
Never mind that appointment, what you are going to wear to work or how you are going to get it all done. The only thing you have to do in the morning is focus on the present moment and being fully in it. There's time enough to think of those things.
5. Don’t Be Hasty
It is so easy to fly out of bed and go straight into auto pilot mode. For all the many things you may rush to do in the morning, consciously make an effort to slow your roll. Sit up slowly, lift the sheets softly and place your feet on the ground consciously. If we are not aware of what we are doing, doesn't it all just become a means to an end?
There’s nothing like a good stretch to wake your sleepy body first thing in the morning. Add stretching to your things to do in the morning by reaching as far as you can with every limb (warn sleeping partners pre-stretch) to the furthest corners of your bed. Your body and mind will thank you.
They say you should finish each day saying what you have to be thankful for. Why not start your day on the same note? Each morning list five things you are thankful for and you’ll soon receive more to add to the list.
8. Feel It
No matter what your day may bring you, you can choose how it starts. In the morning make sure you concentrate on feelings of all things warm and fuzzy. The law of attraction is ever present so it pays to be aware of what you are putting out there.
Not many of us have 30, let alone 5 minutes every morning to complete a list of things to do, but it is often the little changes that can make a world of difference to our lives. Do you consciously begin your day or are your mornings usually a frantic mission to get up and out of the door as soon as possible?