When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. – Marcus Aurelius
Below are 4 healthy morning rituals which can give enormous benefits when practiced regularly. You don’t have to do all them at one, or even in the same morning. We suggest starting out by picking 1 of these to do each morning and expanding from there.
1. Tea Meditation
To do tea meditation, you simply need to do every part of the tea making and tea drinking process with mindfulness. Take your time making your tea with mindfulness- heat up your water, get your cup out, pour the water, and sift the tea. Then, take your tea and sit down in a quiet place with it. Drink your tea like there’s no tomorrow. Drinking this tea is the most important thing in the world.
(You could always choose to do this with coffee if you’re a coffee drinker.)
2. Get Creative
The morning is a great time to flex your creativity.The morning silence is the ideal time to look within yourself and feel a deep connection to the world around you. This brings out your natural creativity, and self-expression that comes from it is natural and nourishing for the mind.If you’ve practiced drawing, painting, or anything else before or want to start doing so then the morning is a great time to do it. And flexing your creativity in the morning is a great way to get your creative juices flowing for the rest of the day.
Writing opens you up and spurs you to bring form to thoughts and ideas in your mind like nothing else can. If you’re going through a tough time, trying to figure something out, or gain clarity about something then writing is a powerful exercise that can help. ou don’t have to good at writing, you simply need to write. If you’re trying to figure something out, anything really, just sit down and write about it. Even better, imagine you’re writing TO other people.
What you do in the morning has an uncanny ability to set you up for the rest of the day, so the energy and vitality you get from exercise is a great thing to do in the morning as it keeps you energized for the entire rest of your day. a morning workout is a lot like breakfast in that it gets your metabolism going. Simply put, you burn more calories all day long just from the sheer fact of exercising in the morning.