Lately I’ve decided to take time each morning to center myself for the day. This consists of spending time alone with God and my thoughts, praying, reading, writing, stretching… Sometimes I’ll let my mind wander, other times I’ll direct my thoughts on a specific path.
I cannot even begin to explain what a blessing this has been to me and how much clarity it has added. In less than a week, I’ve already learned so many things about myself and am beginning to feel a peace that I have so desperately longed for.
I’m beginning to learn just how important the start of our day is. I had no idea that it would have this much of an impact on my general satisfaction in life, or the amount of freedom, creativity, and inspiration that would come of it. And even, dare I say it… Joy.
The calm of the morning is something that cannot be replaced or substituted. I’ve neglected it for far too long now. This isn’t the result of a New Year’s resolution, or a whim of the moment, but rather listening to that quiet voice inside that has been prompting me for oh so long. Maybe in some ways I know myself better than I realize, or maybe it wasn’t me who was speaking. Either way, I couldn’t be more thankful for my new morning routine.
Do you have any morning routines or rituals that help center you and keep you focused for the day?