3 reasons having a morning ritual can set you up for success
3 reasons having a morning ritual can
set you up for success.
Human beings struggle with change and we actually love structure
About 12 months ago, right when I was starting a new course that was going to take up a lot of my time, I decided I needed more structure because I wanted to get through this busy period feeling calm, focused and organised.
So I decided to research successful people and found that they ALL have rituals. Things that they do everyday at the same time, and in exactly the same format.
Tony Robbins says “Developing a daily Ritual that primes you for opportunity, impact, and success can mean the difference between living the life of your dreams and settling for what you tolerate. “
Rituals motivate and move us. They help to ground us and give us purpose and most importantly, a feeling of belonging and identity.
The need for personal rituals in increasingly fragmented societies may be greater than ever. In this now digital world we are bombarded with information, you only have to open facebook and there are hundreds of posts about ‘How to be happier, or 10 ways to get what you want’ this can lead us to confusion and quite frankly exhaustion.
We can customize our own rituals according to our needs on whatever that may be.
Here are three reasons why having a morning Ritual can set your day up.:
1. It starts your day focused on you.
Before you answer e-mails or wake the kids up for school or even begin to think about work, you’ve got time to focus on yourself. You consistently remind yourself that you’ve got to take care of yourself first before you can possibly be effective at helping others.
People who consistently practice a morning routine notice that they gain higher self-esteem and set stronger boundaries because they're reminded of the need for self-care every day.
2. You have to drop the perfectionism.
Perfectionists don’t continue to get back on the horse every time they get knocked off. When you do the same thing every morning, it doesn’t matter if you royally messed up today. Maybe you ran really slowly this morning or you burned the eggs. It doesn’t matter. You’re going to get up again tomorrow and do it all over again.
Morning routines teach us how to be persistent — how to keep pushing through failures. The fear of failure can’t hold you back, because if you do it every day, you’re inevitably going to fail once in a while. But that’s OK. You’ve got a routine, so you just get up the next day and do it again.
3. Morning routines are a reset button.
No matter how horrible the night before was, you know that you’ll have a reset button in the morning. The morning routine becomes an almost mindless activity to start every day. It becomes a ritual. It becomes a meditation.
You begin to look forward to time to yourself where you can just let go of the stress from the day before and do your morning routine. It’s your time to unwind and relax, no matter what else is going on in your life.
We have all day long to focus on others—and we usually spend most of it doing just that. So why not set aside 30 minutes every day for yourself?
Sounds like its worth trying. You can even weave some Yoga practice into this morning routine. The Yoga with Amber App is perfect for this. With 10 minute, 20 minute and 30 minute classes all in 3 levels, its a great thing to have on your device.
OK have a special and beautiful day.