I have crazy mornings with 3 kids, a husband and a dog that all need to be taken care of and fed. It’s been my life for years now. I would wake up “shot out of a canon”, as my husband would fondly refer to it, each day. But truthfully it was wearing me down. Of course the idea of waking up early to do for me has been tried and retried a dozen times. Trust me. But I still wasn’t doing it with me in mind. I would wake up to process emails for the kids schools, or check my Facebook, or wander the kitchen until I figured I better get started on breakfast. Or better yet, inevitably, someone else would wake up and the requests would start. Ugh!
I had had it!! As my journey into “what does it mean to self-love” progressed I realized my heart was still not in it. I said I would wake up earlier, and I did. But my intention was not there. In other words, I was completely unfocused! Inspired by a book I was reading, 50 Ways to Yay by Alexi Panos I decided I would hold myself to a concrete picture of waking up early (5:30 am), getting my french press started and sitting for a minimum of 10 minutes in a gratitude mediation. What a difference to my mornings!!!
Setting your intention from your Heart will open you up to self-loved mornings
I started before the school year began and have continued everyday since. I feel centered and focused. I am not rushed in the mornings like I always had been. I can connect with my kids on our ride to school. Somehow manage to feed myself and the kids breakfast. And get dressed in clean clothes! Ha! Yay!
Here are some ideas to help you get started with your Magnificent Mornings:
- Mandatory Meditation for 5-10 minutes that sets your intention for the day.
- Pour yourself a delicious cup of something, whatever YOU love, as a first welcome to your body.
- Stretch your body to connect to it. Doesn’t have to be a workout at this time.
Let me know how you plan to start your magnificent mornings! I would love to hear from you!!