It's no secret that the way we start the morning has a profound impact on the energy we carry, the experiences we attract, and the way we operate throughout the rest of the day. There is never a more important time to fill our own well.
So often in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, we forget that we actually have a choice of how we set the tone for the day ahead. We can decide to actively cultivate rituals that promote optimum vitality, connection, and well-being, or slip into unconscious patterns, move along, and suddenly find that we're rushing to the car with a bagel in hand, rummaging frantically for the keys.
Yet the simple act of remembering that we have the power and agency to begin the day vibrantly opens the space for a sense of empowerment, possibility, and creative flow. The moment we recognize that we have the potential to infuse meaning into those first precious moments of the day, we train ourselves to be creatively engaged with all of our time.
And, let's be real. It takes commitment and an ability to see the big picture to create—and stick to—a morning ritual that actually compels you to get out of bed 30 minutes earlier. It comes down to one simple question—ultimately, what choices make you feel better? While hitting snooze and staying in bed might feel amazing in the moment (which it does), designing a ritual for yourself that makes you feel more abundant and spacious in your day, healthy in your body, and clear in your mind is ultimately going to feel a whole lot better.
Here are six simple tips for designing your own personal morning ritual that infuses your morning with meaning, inspiration, and presence. And remember, there is no "right" order to building a ritual. The most important thing is that it works for you.