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I’ve been reflecting on the subtle magic in my morning routine recently. The moment when the sun gently shines through the curtains, the distant sound of birds, the warmth of the sheets before you rise, and the quiet anticipation of the day ahead. This moment of stillness and tranquillity, most of the time we overlook this period of our day. As we get swept away, in the rush to start the day, this moment can be missed.

As, I sit here and contemplate, the more aware I become that the magic of mornings goes beyond the calmness experienced at dawn. Our morning routines – mundane on the surface- are rituals that guide us into our day, they might even hold the key to transforming our lives.

With each sunrise, we’re presented with an opportunity for rebirth and renewal. A morning routine can ground us in this reality, enabling us to seize the day. As we grow and move through the various stages of our lives, our morning rituals adapt alongside us, reflecting our changing needs and desires. The truth is, the value of your morning is not defined by how many tasks you tick off before 9 a.m., but by how much it nourishes you—body, mind, and spirit.

So, what is the magic of a morning routine? Why should we consider it more than just a set of tasks to be rushed through? Let’s take a deeper look.

Think about it. The morning is a time when the world seems to stand still, giving you a moment to pause, reflect, and prepare for the day ahead. It’s not about the external world, but about the internal one. Who am I today? What kind of energy do I want to bring to the world? These reflective questions, often pushed to the back of our minds during the business of the day, can be gently examined during our morning routines.

A morning routine can become a mirror of self-awareness, revealing how we’ve unknowingly become used to the rush, the non stop doing that can lead us into a cycle of stress and burnout. Take a moment to reflect on areas in your life, where you have overcommitted yourself. Where would you like to realign your actions to better reflect your values.

Moreover, the magic of a morning routine comes from its nature of self-care. Like a tender, loving message to yourself, it says: “You matter. Your well-being is important.” It’s about nurturing the ‘you’ that exists beyond tasks, achievements, and endless to-do lists. It’s a moment to let go of the ‘capable’ identity that we often wear like protection, allowing our authenticity to shine.

Not forgetting, the morning routine is unique to you. What brings you joy might not be a steaming cup of coffee or a rigorous workout; it might be meditation, a slow breakfast with your loved ones, reading a chapter of a book, or simply watching the sunrise. It’s about understanding what makes you happy and incorporating those elements into your routine. Can you claim this morning magic and allow yourself to embody it?

The joy of a morning routine is not only in the calm it brings but also in the way it gently challenges and shifts your perspective. It invites you to slow down, to ask deeper questions, and to connect with your genuine self.

Now, let’s pause for a moment and consider: What does your morning routine look like? Is it serving you? Or is it a rushed, mechanical process?

Just like the growth I observe in my clients when they make these shifts in their professional lives, I encourage you to experiment with your morning routine. See it as an opportunity to connect with your true self. Find practices that truly serve you and help set the tone for the day. Therein lies the genuine joy of a morning routine.

My invitation to you today is to reflect on your morning rituals. To reimagine your mornings, not as a race against the clock, but as an occasion to tune into your needs and desires. Experience the subtle transformation it brings, making you ready to seize the day, not because you must, but because you truly want to.

Finally, remember, each morning is a fresh start—an opportunity for renewal and growth. Embrace this, and you’ll discover the joys that a morning routine can bring.

Happy Morning

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