We’ve all had those mornings where things seem to go from bad to worse and as a result we declare it to be, ‘One of those days!’, or we ask, ‘Could this day get any worse?’ It’s said that the quality of your day depends on the quality of the first 15 minutes of your morning. If your day starts out of control, rushed, full of technology, skipped meals or crap food, you’re pretty much setting up the tone for the rest of the day.
Since starting the Mojo Radio Show and interviewing people who I think are super successful in their chosen fields, I have to say one common denomintor with all of my guests is that they have a morning ritual. It may not be 100% of the time but it’s the majority of the time. They get up at at the same designated time each morning and they go through a ritual of getting themselves prepared for the day. Some exercise, some write, some journal gratitude, some have a fitness program, some meditate, some walk the dog, some play with the kids, walk, stretch, do yoga or pilates. No matter what it is, it’s important to have your rituals in the morning.
The process of ritualising and creating a habit in the morning of calming yourself, readying yourself, stimulating your mind, body, spirit and wellness has enormous value. Try it for 7 to 14 days and see the difference it makes to the quality of your days.