The start of a new day. The hope, the fresh start, the renewal. That’s what a morning brings us. Waking up and appreciating the fact that we are alive, that we are breathing, that we are beautiful.
That’s what a morning is for.
When we listen carefully, we feel the softness of the morning. There is a gentleness in a morning. The smell of fresh dew on the grass, the birds starting to sing, our bodies waking up, a clean, fresh scent in the air.
Whether we wake up after a restful sleep or a night of tossing and turning, we can all appreciate what a new day has to bring. Like a gentle wave that rhythmically flows back and forth, back and forth, a morning is something we can depend on. That we can rely on.
Mornings are the best because they represent the start of something new. There is strength in a beginning. There is a confidence, a knowing that the best is yet to come. A soothing feeling that all people can experience. In the mornings there is a sense of hope, of lovingness, and of gratitude.
A morning routine sets the tone for the day. This is a sacred time that should be respected and protected. How we treat ourselves in the morning can level set us for the day or it can send us down a negative spiral. Studies have shown that most people wake up with the first thought of “UGH, already? I didn’t get enough sleep. I need more.” This scarcity mentality then transfers into the next and then the next and then the next thing that they do. Why do we start out thinking this way? Wouldn’t it better serve us to start the day on a more positive thought?
Research has also shown that the mornings are our most productive times. Because we haven’t been bogged down with distractions competing for our attention, the mornings represent the best opportunity to get some productive work done. So instead of scheduling meetings or checking emails to jump into the first thing in the mornings, instead schedule the work that will require the majority of your concentration.
Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, consider these ways to command joy in the morning.
Commanding joy in the mornings means that in the beginning of every day, we know that, deep down inside our souls, we are going to be okay. The mornings are a sacred time for us to feel a deep sense of gratitude for ourselves and for the work we are set out to do.
Now, I would love to hear from you! What are some morning rituals that you do that help you feel confident, calm, and ready to take on the day?