I was recently asked what my morning routine is, so I thought I would share it here as it’s an integral part of keeping me grounded and mindful throughout the day.
The following are some of the things I do when practising mindfulness to relax my mind and body:
First thing in the morning, before I get out of bed, I think of three things in my life that I am grateful for and another three things that haven’t yet happened that I am grateful for as well. I treat them as though they have happened and pay attention to the happiness this gratitude brings.
As we’re all accustomed to hearing these days, mindfulness can be a powerful tool for maintaining physical and mental wellbeing while coping with the stresses of daily life.
I first learned about mindfulness a handful of years ago after going through a period of feeling low. I had always been someone with an abundance of energy, yet there I was having a hard time picking myself up and getting things done at the pace that I was used to; preoccupied with many things, consumed with my thoughts and the stories that I was telling myself. I began to seek answers on how to get out of the state that I was in and, in the process, was introduced to mindfulness.