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My Morning Routine: Spring 2015

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Mornings are so important. How we begin the day sets a foundation for the productivity of the rest of our day. This is why establishing a morning routine is vital for our personal growth and spiritual development.

As an introvert and spiritual being, I have learned the importance of stillness and consciousness in my life. With the start of the Spring season, it was time for me to instill a new morning routine into my day-to-day schedule. I was seeking something grounding, centering, and something that filled my soul with refreshed air and light. A routine that charged me up for the day, spiritually, mentally, and physically.

Well, the Universe has been known to place things and people into your path at exactly the right moment. Sure enough, while tinkering with the idea of finding a new spiritual morning practice, I stumbled upon Ryan and knew immediately that I was meant to start Waking Up with Ryan :)

I started off by reading his daily morning emails that found their way into my inbox before I was even awake. I then watched his Ego Eradicator (Breath of Fire) video (here’s a similar video from Gabby Bernstein) and that is where I gained the inspiration I needed for my own spiritual practice every morning. I’m not going to give away all of Ryan’s routine – if you want to know, you’ll have to hear it from him so go pay him a visit later! Additionally, I learned of his one-week Popexpert Workshop which was a beautiful spiritual addition to my week.

From there, I really solidified how I wanted to leave my house feeling every morning and what aspects I wanted to incorporate into my mornings moving forward.

So, here is my current morning routine:

+ Wake up and, before getting out of bed, do a couple minutes of Breath of Fire.
+ Sit for a moment and ask myself these questions from A Course In Miracles:
Where would you have me go?
What would you have me do?
What would you have me say?
And to whom?

(I repeat this once more, really allowing the questions to sink in the second time through)
+ Drink approximately 25 oz from my favorite water bottle. Not only does this help rehydrate our bodies after losing fluids overnight, but drinking water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning eliminates toxins, balances our lymph system, promotes cell growth, and makes it easier for us to absorb nutrients. Warm water with lemon is also super beneficial!
+ Hop in the shower and before getting out, I turn the water temperature to COLD for at least one minute. I just recently added cold showers to my routine after reading about the many benefits for both your body and mind. (It helps with sleep, moods, focus, etc.) I will most definitely be writing more about this once I’ve gained a bit more first-hand experience.
+ Before starting my work day, I make myself a big cup of tea. The Yogi Ginger Tea is my current favorite!

So far with this new morning routine, I’ve been feeling very rejuvenated. I’ve certainly noticed a difference in my daily life just by taking the time to start my day consciously. The days of waking up frantically and hurrying to get ready are long gone.

By making a few extra minutes every morning, I feel better prepared to tackle my day. I go into my day feeling refreshed, focused, grounded, and at ease.

As I often say, it’s important to re-visit your routine from time to time. I will check in with myself again in a few weeks to see how this routine is serving me, if there is anything I should alter or anything I should add.

If you’ve been looking to establish a morning routine or perhaps find some new ideas to switch up your current routine, I hope this has helped you! Let me know if you have any questions and, as always, let me know your thoughts in the comments below! What does your current routine look like? What are you thinking of trying next?



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