It is advised to cultivate rituals instead of habits to make them a part of your lifestyle. Rituals have a sanctity associated with them where as habits are more enforced and, thus, easier to break. Morning Rituals have a great impact on how your day goes and how you feel.
Getting up in the morning is a chore for most of the people. Even half of those who are forced to get up early in the morning do it because they do not have a choice and spend their morning doing chores in an almost robotic way. Well, to be frank, most of us are living in the same manner as well. There is hardly any joy left in simple daily routines let alone setting morning rituals.
So, no matter what time you get up, having a good start to the day is absolutely essential. I tried out setting these morning rituals and they do help me wake up and set the tone for the day. May be you could give them a try and then decide whether they are your cup of tea or not. I still do not follow waking up in the morning religiously but when I do, I always find my day went better and I spent the day in a happier frame of mind.
3 Morning Rituals to a Great Day
Washing my Face, Brushing, Flossing and Oil Pulling
This is the first thing I do in the morning. Nothing wakes you up like a splash of water on the face in the morning. Brush and floss. A fresh breath always helps. And, if possible, try out oil pulling at least twice or thrice a week to reap its advantages. Along with all that, flash your teeth wide in the mirror and smile! You could try out affirmations for the day or for yourself.
A Warm cup of Green Tea
Brew a perfect cup of green tea or any beverage which you love. And, while you are sipping it, perch on your balcony and plan your day. Recall all the to-do’s so you do not forget anything important and jot them down. You can later use it as a checklist and see how much or how little you accomplished.
Making my Bed
This is one of the most important of the morning rituals. While that hot cup of green tea is brewing, I finish making my bed. A clean and made up bed makes the house look cleaner instantly and if things are not at their place, this is where you should start. Making the bed has been proven to have therapeutic effects as well and it sets the tone of the day since it is the first task you finish. And, it makes your room and bed inviting later in the night without any effort.
So, these are a few morning rituals I like to do. No exercises or meditation. Of course, if you do, I would definitely suggest meditation in the rituals but then you can always customize your set of morning rituals. Just do whatever makes you feel good and not something you would like to avoid like going to the gym or that zumba class which I could never keep up with!! Not being able to finish what you set leaves you with a weaker morale for the day.
Yet, there is one more thing I would like to do. Take a walk in nature but that requires major dedication to get dressed and drive to the park which is not exactly far away. So, may be some day or a task to do for the weekends. Do not forget to share your set of morning rituals.
Till then, ciao.