Instead of beginning your day with what the world throws at you, why don’t you consider having a morning routine?
If your mornings are usually rushed or chaotic, establishing a routine can help you to be in control and non-reactive, which reduces anxiety.
Morning affirmations, meditation, exercise are some of the habits we can incorporate in our daily habits to help us with everything from getting more focused and effective to getting into physical shape
Here is a suggestion: First In The Morning gives us some passages to read as a daily meditation and inspiration to start the day.
1. Be Present.
The guest is always ready to come in, but the host is missing. He is somewhere else, dreaming, desiring… He is never at home, never here now — he is either in the past or in the future.
There are two ways to go astray: into that which is already past and into that which has not yet come. The past and the future are the only two ways to escape from the present. And God knows only one time. He has no acquaintance with the past and the future: the present is the only time for him — and we are never in the present. The host goes on knocking and cannot find God because he knocks in the past, in the future. And God goes on knocking and cannot find the host because he knocks in the present and the host is never in the present.
2. No Ego.
Humbleness does not mean less ego, it simply means no ego. And the moment ego is totally put aside, discarded, love starts blossoming as if the spring has suddenly come to you. And there is not only one flower, but thousand of flowers in your being. Great is the fragance.
One loses nothing in losing the ego except one’s misery, darkness, one’s death. All that is wrong with us is with us only because of the ego. The ego is the only problem, and egolessness the only solution.
When one is in a deep let-go with the whole, the consequence is a bliss. It is a by-product; it is a reward, but an inevitable reward. The surrendered person has tremendous blissfulness around him, within and without. He knows nothing else, no other taste, only the taste of blissfulness.
Prepare the way for existence to come in; be ready to receive the sun, the light. The only thing that is needed is to become more and more aware, less and less in the mind, and more and more outside the mind, watching it, not getting involved. Just become a detached observer. That’s exactly the meaning of the word ecstasy –to stand outside.
In The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod explains us why is important to have a morning routine with three arguments:
First. You are just as worthy, deserving, and capable of creating and sustaining extraordinary health, wealth, happines, love, and success in your life, as any other person on earth.
Second. You must first dedicate time each day to becoming the person you need to be, one who is qualified and capable of consistently attracting, creating, and sustaining the levels of success you want.
Third. How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life.