It’s easy to be pulled by outside distractions as soon as you wake up in the morning. Many of us fall into the default routine of heading straight to our phones to consume a wave of information about others’ realities or expectations. But what if you were to wake up, tune into your own energy, and carefully choose your thoughts? When we focus on healthy and attentive morning rituals first thing in the a.m., we set ourselves up for a successful day.
Mantras are powerful tools that can empower your thoughts and your words. They are quick, simple phrases that can add a little routine to hectic mornings. As a yoga teacher, I use them to kick-start my day in a positive way and harness the present moment.
Be sure to repeat your mantra at least three times in a row (quietly or out loud), and use it in a way that feels right for that particular moment. For example, you can: